Howard French - Asia photos
May 29, 2006 10:29 AM   Subscribe

Howard French - Asia photos Photos from across Asia by Howard French, who works for the New York Times. Includes many photos of the 'Disappearing Shanghai' that is being obliterated by the city's relentless urbanization.
posted by carter (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
carter, Oh wow, what a treat! Thank you very much for this post.

This is a spectacular feast of images and it's just the kind of visual that interests me about life in the East or anywhere. I always wanted to live in Japan, China, Laos and Taiwan but spent time in India, Nepal and Indonesia. Can't do everything. But in lieu of going to the countries and seeing them in person Howard French's images are EXACTLY what I like. Who is this Howard French guy? Hope I get to meet him one of these days. Must do some research. Having thoroughly gone over those generous online albums I feel as if I've had a wonderful journey. Thank you.
posted by nickyskye at 3:37 PM on May 29, 2006

These are really amazing. I love his Shanghai photos - they give you such a feel for the city, you can almost smell it.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:47 PM on May 29, 2006

Love the night market shots in Shanghai. Thanks!
posted by of strange foe at 6:04 PM on May 29, 2006

well i liked some of the shots. but for me, although beautiful and sad sometimes, i have seen countless of their type. nothing negative. just didn't sail my boat.
posted by bernardrudden at 12:28 AM on May 30, 2006

Interesting if you're interested in the places, but nothing spectacular photography-wise.
posted by Poagao at 2:44 AM on May 30, 2006

I liked the shots exactly because for the most part they weren't photographic hype but simply the actual places, authentic. I felt as if I were walking down those streets and that's what was there. Like what grapefruitmoon said, so I can almost smell it.
posted by nickyskye at 9:58 AM on May 30, 2006

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