Inlay Fisherman
Traditional bamboo fisherman at dawn. Not sure if their main income nowadays is from fishing or posing for photographs.

Inlay Lake, Myanmar
Huyen Khong Cave
Beam of sunlight illuminates Buddhist cave temple. The light beam takes about an hour to move across before disappearing up the wall of the cave.

Marble Mountain, Vietnam
Monks of Ankor Wat
Young monks caught in a passing shower. Nice test of exactly how waterproof my camera was, as everyone else dived for cover (monks included).

Ankor Wat, Cambodia
Bagan Ox Cart
The morning commute, Bagan style. Every morning, this remote dirt track would play host to a procession of oxcart.

Bagan, Myanmar
Boating on the
Thu Bon River
The Thu Bon slows when it hits the sea at Hoi An (in English ‘peaceful meeting place’). I caught the last sun of the day lighting up a riverside building.

Hoi An, Vietnam
Shwedagon Pagoda
Local legend claims this Buddhist temple is almost 3,000 years old. (Archaeology says it’s probably half that age.) Either way, this dawn ceremony is an amazing, ancient ritual.

Yangon, Myanmar
Ortahisar Tandis
Ortahisar Tandis (the ‘middle castle’) is the largest of these natural rock formations, called fairy chimneys for obvious reasons, found all over Cappadocia. Despite the warm glow of the day’s last light, it was actually about -17 when I shot this.

Cappadocia, Turkey
Sunset over Tran Phu
Most years, during rainy season, the Thu Bon floods, making boats the best way of getting around Hoi An. Here, Tran Phu street has turned into a temporary canal.

Hoi An, Vietnam
HAGL Traffic Circle
Where four busy roads meet the huge Nguyên Văn Linh. Actually, far fewer accidents than you’d think.

Hoi An, Vietnam
Crossed Wires
Some of Vietnam’s (in)famous telephone wiring.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Desert Dune Buggy
Dune bashing at sunset. A distinctive Dubai way to end the day.

Dubai, UAE
Jalatek at dusk
A favourite KL location of mine. The freeway snakes up towards the skyline like a power cable for the city.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Central Business District (CBD)
Pollution has become less of a problem in Beijing in recent years, but it still creates the most striking, bloodied sunsets. Was pleased to catch this setting sun framed perfectly by the city’s distinctive Central China Television (CCTV) HQ. building.

Beijing, China
Jin Mao Tower Atrium
Jin Mao Tower (which translates as ‘Golden Prosperity’) was designed around the number eight (which stands for ‘prosperity’). This is a view of the hypnotic octagonal atrium. From the 88th floor, naturally.

Shanghai, China
Palau de la Música
This Catalan modernista concert hall is one of Barcelona’s early 20th century architectural gems not designed by Gaudi. Its stage has seen everyone from Yehudi Menuhin to Ella Fitzgerald.

Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia
Gaudi’s (still unfinished!) masterpiece. The nave and columns are part forest, part web and part snowflake.

Barcelona, Spain
‘Late as usual’
in Quarry Bay
One of the most densely populated places on earth, Quarry Bay is also known by its old Cantonese name Lai Chi, which is a pun on the phrase ‘late as usual.’ No surprise, given that the traffic is as dense as the housing.

Hong Kong
Bukit Bintang by
night and day
I blended night and day shots for this image. For me, KL is one of those 24 hr cities. Bintang Walk (or the Starhill) is no quieter in the middle of the night than in the middle of the day.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Looking down from
the Princess Tower
As the sun sets, Dubai turns into a neon circuit board, where every trace of the desert vanishes beneath steel and glass skyscrapers and glimmering freeways. Dubai Marina, its beaches and waterfront, were all man made; a billion-dollar desert oasis.

Dubai, UAE
Ben Thanh Market
Where it all began. My first video included the Ben Thanh roundabout. The traffic is mesmerizing, and as beautiful and complex as anything photographed in nature.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Zhongshan Square
The Japanese used to call it ‘large square’ and you can’t really argue with that. Probably the greatest roundabout in the world.

Dalian, China
Yan An
Elevated Highway
Yan'an As featured in Skyfall, this genuinely high highway cuts straight through (or rather, over) Shanghai centre. Another place I was lucky to call home. (Shanghai, not the highway.)

Shanghai, China