Tag Archives: Guangzhou

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 […]

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 […]

Xian Cun Village Guangzhou, China April 24

Children, propaganda and death in Xiancun (Behind the Wall – Xiancun Village Today Part 2)

This is a continuation of a post based on my final trip to Xiancun village. Some of what you read may make little sense unless you take a quick look at some of the background in this post. As I was walking inside Xiancun towards the public meeting and undercover officers that I would soon […]

Guangzhou abstract by Adam Robert Young April 22

Something completely different

Sometimes it’s fun to experiment. Back when I lived in China (for those that haven’t caught up, I now live in Saigon), I decided one day to take a pic of the city of GZ from the building I worked in. But there are so many cityscapes, and Guangzhou is not all that inspiring anyway, […]

Xian Cun urban village in Guangzhou, China - Adam Robert Young April 10

Behind the wall – Xiancun village today (Part 1)

Vacant shells of half-demolished buildings rise from piles of concrete rubble. This scene of utter destruction, despite appearances, is not the remains of a bombed city in a war-torn nation. It is a suburb smack-bang in the middle of one of the fastest developing Chinese cities – Guangzhou. Those that have been following this blog […]