I’ve been living in Tianjin, China for the past decade and have spent a good deal of time in Beijing, watching as both of these cities have boomed. In recent years I have also spent a good deal of time in the Qinghai province countryside partnering with a local middle school on the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau in an attempt to increase educational opportunities for students in western China. I have documented much of this work through photography, and links to all the various collections can be found here.
Over the last few years photography has become my passion, and recently I had several of my photos published in One Night in Beijing. Here is a personal link to many of the photos I shot for that project.
In June 2008 the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (CAPA), Paris showed 129 of my photos of the CCTV Headquarters project in their exhibit “Dans la ville chinoise,” which included an exhibition on Chinese contemporary emerging architecture. Currently the Center of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona (CCCB) is exhibiting several more of my photos in a show that runs through February 2009.
Despite being 40 years removed from my hometown of Philadelphia, I still follow the Phillies, though now no longer as penance.
As the years pile on, I find that it all just gets more interesting. Not any simpler, just more interesting. And one could not ask for much more than that. There you go.
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