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Cultural Photography.  Waking up in Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, I finally got it.  History and culture are entrenched in art direction and design.  Where do I look for beauty in purpose, in practice, and in action?  Beautiful people.  In eyes of the traveller, each engagement is a moment of learning that grows into appreciation.

As an artist, having a kind of photographic memory is a great help, but nowadays, who can resist whipping out a camera from the pocket to supplement my ‘library’ of design references?
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Takayama Spring Festival 2016 participant taking a contrapposto breather in between hauling a festive float weighing several tonnes.
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Pretty vegetable farmer at Gokayama Village, Spring 2016.  While I was enjoying some fresh vegetable soba a little later, I saw her taking a picture in my direction.  Revenge photography?  I probably appear in her blog captioned “Tourist eating vegetables”.
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Thatcher at Gero Onsen Gassho Village, Spring 2016
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Fisherman at dusk, Kawaguchi-ko, Autumn 2015
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Flower lady at Shirakawa-go, Autumn 2015
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Ligurian cuisine preparation step 1.  Portofino, 2014
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Vatican City guards, 2014
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Gondoliers dueling. Venice, 2014.  Can I do this job?2014img_0100newspaperriomaggiore
Keeping up with the times, Riomaggiore, 2014
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Palace of Versailles garden staff, 2013.  Would they rather have bread or cake?
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Enthusiastic San Pedro del Pinatar fishmonger, 2013
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Vesak Day at Angkor Wat, 2012.  I’m a big fan.
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Driver getting cosy, Banteay Srei Temple, 2012
2011vlcsnap-2011-11-25-00h16m49s201maori  Maori welcome, Rotorua, 2011.  Nearly took my head off.  And those cloud formations are real.
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Integrity is performing your duty perfectly, even when you think nobody is watching.  Palace sentry, Athens, 2008
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The transporter, Hydra, a Greek Isle with no vehicles other than the donkey.  Hail Hydra.  2008

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