Northeast Asia

between temples & towers




modern-day normalities colliding with cultural heritage at the intersection of eras



a glimpse

glimpse: MIDPOINT | Dear Next Generations, our present will be your past as much as it was our ancestors' future. It is 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 position on the timeline and so will you; and yet I feel that we are exactly the midpoint, dangling in between two vastly distinct eras. TV preachers and temple prayers. Flaking paint and colorful illumination. Subtle messages carved in wood and loud antenna broadcasts. I hope your day will be as puzzling as ours. Yours, 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 rose slowly 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 spilled – and as the far star climbed towards the zenith, it flooded the flags at Tiananmen Square like an unwavering crimson reminder.







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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Uyuni / Traversing the Zig-Zag Road between Pain and Pleasure

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different world, same life