Nanshan, part 2

At first glance, Nanshan is kind of like a buddhist theme park, and I must admit, it felt a little tacky. The further we went into the park though, the less tacky it felt. Watching people pray and burn incense at the many altars in the park, was a very strange, but moving experience. The incense is free, so it costs nothing to join in and be a part of the experience. During the ten days I spent at Sanya, Nanshan was by far the most memorable, and my favourite experience of the visit.

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Nanshan, Part 1

I was lucky enough to visit China earlier this year and stayed in Sanya. One of my favourite days there was visiting Nanshan, a Buddhist temple and cultural park whose centrepiece is the statue of Guanyin. It was absolutely breathtaking and the photos really don’t do it justice.

East Coast, part 1

So late in 2016 I decided to start a project photographing the Yorkshire coast. I spent much of my youth at places like Scarborough, Bridlington, Hornsea, Barmston and Fraisthorpe and re-visiting this coastline has been a healing journey. I’ve fallen in love with these beaches again. I don’t know what it is about the seashore, but every time I visit I come away refreshed and renewed.