Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Posts tagged ‘hsipaw’

Nostalgia and sloth

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Even though my autumn trip to Myanmar wasn’t that long ago, I’m already feeling a little nostalgic about it, perhaps because the weather here in Hanoi has turned cold and wet, perhaps because I’ve barely picked up my camera since I got back. It’s a familiar pattern for me: I go away on a trip, take loads of pictures, then come home and spend so much time sorting and editing that I neglect to take any new pictures, thus losing all the momentum that I built up while I was away. I’m a simple man, and my tiny brain can only cope with one project at a time, it would seem. I know that some photographers always have a camera with them, and are constantly shooting, but it’s never really been that way for me. I tend to have periods of activity, followed by periods of, for want of a better word, sloth. This used to bother me a lot more than it does now. I may not be taking any new photographs at the moment, but I still have more from the Myanmar trip to go through, and I know that, sooner or later, the urge to do something new will take hold again.

In the meantime, here are a few more from Shan state in northern Myanmar, taken in Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw in November last year.

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The butcher (and other pictures)

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Some pictures from Hsipaw, in Shan state, Myanmar: market portraits and details; a mosque and a stupa; a view from a hill; sweetcorn (ugh); and a walk along the railway tracks.

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Hsipaw’s main mosque, with Buddhist pagoda in the background

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Ugh

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