Dark side
Lanyu, Taiwan
Lanyu — The Island of the People

Look beyond the island’s hypnotically beautiful mountains and you find hidden political and social issues. This is my photo journal of a visit to the Island of the People.

Nishinoshima, Shimane, Japan
Everything will be Oki

The Oki Islands are volcanic in origin, and are the exposed eroded summits of two massive stratovolcanoes dating approximately 500 million years ago to the Tertiary and Quaternary periods. The oldest rocks in Japan have been found on the Oki Islands.

Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fujikawaguchiko is a town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji and is home to one of the mountain’s five lakes, Kawaguchi.

Taroko Gorge, Taiwan
Taroko Gorge

Over 20% of Taiwan is comprised of protected land – either in the shape of national park, forest or state reserve – and another 30% is made up of forest. The country is heaven for hikers. But instead of hiking, we rented motorbikes and went to visit the magnificent Taroko Gorge.

Jinguashi, Taiwan
Jiufen, Ruifang & Jinguashi

Before the town gained popularity in gold mining, Dutch and later Japanese occupiers arrived in the 15th century. When gold started flaking up from the ground, with almost every villager walking on it, gold mining in Jiufen began to gain momentum, resulting in a gold rush and rapidly developing the village into a town.

Huangshan, Tunxi, China

In the history of Chinese painting, the Huangshan mountain, a typical jagged granite rock covered with pine trees that create a spectacular landscape, has been a great inspiration among artists and also photographers over the years.