North(east) Asia

in-between temples & towers




cultural quirks and normalities falling together in-between eras



a glimpse

glimpse: MIDPOINT | Dear Next Generations, our present was your past as much as our ancestors' future. It was a time of change and juxtapositions, lingering on tomorrow's verge while clinging onto almost forgotten yesteryears. Past generations must have occupied the same torn spot on the timeline and so will you; yet I feel that we are exactly the midpoint, dangling in-between two wholly distinct eras. TV and Temples. Antennas and wood carvings. Flaking paint and lavish illumination lending colors to our cities. I hope your day will be as intriguing as ours. Best, Miles

glimpse: CRIMSON REMINDER | At daybreak a freezing breeze cut through the January-air and left no doubt about its reign over the cubical grid-heart of Beijing. Even the sun seemed a little helpless, when it slowly rose like a pallid disk, whose warmth offered but the frailest shelter. But there was something the cold couldn’t oppress or conceal – a tale of warm blood gushing out of innocent veins – and while the far star slowly climbed towards its zenith, it vigorously flooded the streaming flags at Tiananmen Square with a vibrant crimson as though to remind of the protests in 1989.







photos | urban

Night Delight

allures of the dark side

...for the daring nocturnal creatures among us, there is a deserted, silent world waiting after hours; and like moths we flutter towards its discoveries, wherever a speck of light flecks the darkness. see more

photos | urban

Office Prison Symmetry

behind bars: office or prison? 

Looking at it from the outside, I can’t help but seeing bars in the symmetry that comes with the sterile and institutional blueprint of office buildings around the world. see more

Countries | Northeast Asia | Japan

Tokyo / Lingering Alone

the difference between seeing a place and being in a place


...everybody is keen on seeing these picture-perfect places, but nobody seems interested in actually being there, in staying in these moments. Peek, cross off the list, move on to the next aisle... explore

photos | b/w


inky & milky marks of civilization

Humanity's achromatic pulse taken in cities around the globe. ​see more





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