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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.

Roof of the World | Tajik Pamirs article in Rhythms Monthly

In Central Asia, Showcase, Tajikistan on December 15, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Aerial view of the Tajik PamirsI’m happy to be able to share my Tajik Badakhshan article shot and written in Chinese by yours truly, published in this month’s issue of Rhythms Monthly. Part of the work (website gallery) was from while I was living in Tajikistan and part was shot during my most recent visit, while assisting/translating for a photojournalist. Even while I feel I’ve progressed as a photographer, this story is quite dear to me, as it’s from a period when I first started taking my work seriously and because it’s truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

Lightning bunny, product of our times; Defining Panography

In Panography, Showcase on July 31, 2009 at 11:10 am

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Cassandra C. Jones, a California artist culls Google-found images to make abstract panography (an embattled term which means either photo-collage or traditional panoramic photography) . Some of this work is expressly designed as some rather striking wallpaper. From the SF Chronicle:

“Send Me a Link is at once a nod to the digital landscape in which we find ourselves, and a plea, perhaps an imperative, to create context amidst an endless expanse of images. The phrase explicitly signals the centrality for Jones of network- or systems-oriented digital technologies in the appropriation, accumulation, and manipulation of photographs; the artist culls many of her images from stock or professional photo agencies with an ease and speed unique to our lived moment.”

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Wonderful Multimedia Work

In Multimedia, Showcase, Video on July 26, 2009 at 12:17 am

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