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‘Islands of the World’ Book Cover

In news, Showcase, Taiwan on June 30, 2010 at 10:16 pm

My photo of the Queen’s guard in London has been published on one of the covers of a two-volume set on ‘Islands of the World,’ a series of features by Rhythms Monthly magazine from Taiwan. The photo of the guards in their bearskin hats at a post-Olympics ¬†(2008) homecoming parade present a striking contrast to the East-Timor fishermen on the other cover. Completed over almost three years, the project encompassed a sort of comparative look at various islands’ histories and culture, a chance for the Taiwanese readership to consider how other islands have developed.

Having joined the magazine in the final year of the project, my contributions include features on Great Britain, Japan and Ireland. Click the links to check out work for those stories, along with tearsheets here.

The two books come in a simple but elegant cardboard holder, that show uncropped versions of the cover image.


New Photo Website up at theodorekaye.com

In news, Showcase, web design on June 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I designed my first Central Asia themed photo website on a lark, a wishful move to become a professional photographer, while preparing for grad school. Less than 3 years later, with a generous dose of kind mentoring and absurd luck, I’m a staff photographer at Rhythms Monthly, the premier Chinese-language geographic monthly. The original, puny 4 galleries that got me the job have been eclipsed by more photos and sets than I can keep properly ¬†organized.

I’ve finally gotten around to revamping my old website, thanks to the wonderful support and design help from China photographer M.Scott Brauer. If you’re not already familiar with his photo work, do check it out. While my original flash-based, seo-unfriendly site did land me a few great opportunities, I knew Scott was likely a strong candidate for web consulting, for the forward-thinking reasons he articulately lists here. If you’re a photographer looking for a smarter site, consider asking him for a consulation.