Written by Leticia Bishop, Co-founder and Marketing Director
The frist interview of three!
Edwin has travelled to over 80 countries during his twenty year plus international career as fashion photographer. His travel pictures often resonate a timeless and cinematic style as seen in his fashion imagery. Edwin talks about his complicated transition from his secured life as accountant to his journey living a nomadic lifestyle and how he values uncertainty.
It was on my last day in Seville that I decided to watch a bullfight, And it’s probably one of the most exciting and shocking cultured experience of Spain. The Spanish consider this as art form which is intimately linked with their country’s history and culture. Pressure groups attempt to lobby against bullfighting yet the King of Spain himself has allegedly stated that the day the EU bans bullfighting is the day Spain leaves the EU.
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going” That’s certainly true about the Vietnamese. For a country that went through war torn hell, It’s remarkable to see how peaceful and progressive Vietnam is today. Probably the toughest race I know.
Underneath those Cuban pretty salsa smiles may have a different story within themselves. My trip to Cuba was the most eye opening experience. Quite shocking to learn how deprived these people are from the Castro regime. There are secret cameras all around Havana to catch locals bad mouthing the government. Because if they do, they go straight to jail for twenty years with only 14 hours of visitation allowed.
I remember the first time I heard of Bagan. It was in a visual documentary film called “Samsara”, that took five years to make. It was shot on 70mm film so the detail on cinema screen was incredible. And Bagan was the opening shot of the film that left me watching the whole movie with my mouth open. Ever since then, I wanted to go so badly.