Tag Archives: China

January 27

3 years today (or is that 7)?

Today is the anniversary of the day my wife and I tied the knot. While that was three years ago, our journey together actually began back in 2006. I’m not gonna really say much more – just gonna share some photos from the last 7 years with an amazing girl! From when we started going […]

Adam Robert Young - view of District 5, Ho Chi Minh City January 05

My 2013 in Photographs

Wow! This year was a good’un! In brief, my wife and I finally made our escape from China, moved to Vietnam, she got a job at Gymboree doing what she loves and within a five-month period received three raises and a promotion, I finally stopped relying on teaching as my main income source and joined […]

Sydney photography by Adam Robert Young November 09

Photography composition: Framing the shot

Sometimes you have to create an image that captures a somewhat uninspiring subject, but still make it look interesting. So what do you do? I came across this situation when I was trying to take a photo of the building I lived in for a short time in Sydney (Hordern Towers). The building itself was […]

David Tao Guangzhou concert by Adam Robert Young October 30

A Chinese concert and a revelation

What many people don’t know is that photography isn’t my only creative outlet. I am also a musician – or at least I used to be. I hung the guitar up many years ago, and it has sat collecting dust ever since. Lately, however, I have started to feel the draw back to music. I’ve […]

Adam Robert Young Photography September 10

Only in China!

It’s interesting the difference in how different cultures perceive the notion of “face”. People often say a key part of Chinese culture is this very idea, but I would argue that it’s a universal thing, even if it takes different forms in other cultures, or is not quite as pervasive. This photo which I took […]

Crescent Mall scene by Adam Robert Young August 01

Hunger and curiosity

When I spotted this little cutie in a Gloria Jeans cafe in Crescent Mall, Ho Chi Minh City, I wasn’t sure if she was hungry or just curious. The more I thought about it, the more I realised there’s little difference between the two, as curiosity is a kind of hunger – hunger to learn, […]

Adam Robert Young China Guangzhou May 29

An oldie but a goodie

Figured I’d share a little triple exposure photo I took back in the day when I shot with film… It’s the result of taking three different photos without advancing the film, so the light was captured three times on the same frame. The first frame was the school you see – in focus. Then I […]