TRAVEL and PHOTOGRAPHY
I am crisscrossing the East, from the Indian sub-continent to Indonesia, over China, Japan and Korea, since 1988, in 1993, I also took a residence in Thailand.
From my first “Ferrania Ibis (1956)” to “Hasselblad boxes (1970)” and many Nikon gears, I have used all kind of film cameras, and spent many ours in my darkroom. As my traveling became permanent, I completely switched to digital, for my cameras and for picture developments.
I still own a small collection of "boxes" that I displayed now on Facebook (easier to carry around). See my Facebook album here: "my boxes"
After retiring from my job, I dedicated my life to photography and motorcycle tours, mostly in Thailand and Laos. When I advanced in age, and as my photo bags seemed heavier, I switched to four wheels, but went ahead with my rambling.
My illustrated wandering narrations are published online, mostly on GT-Rider's website.
North Thailand and Laos are blessed with a fabulous ethnic diversity; rambling around these regions allows to observe ancestral traditions, participate to colorful festivals and meet people dressed in traditional cosrumes. It is a unique human experience and a photographic fiest wich allowed me to make many friends and gave a focus to my shootings.
Festivals and ethnic portraits are my favorite subjects and the main part of my uploads
PICTURES PUBLISHED ONLINE
FEATURED ("galleries" on this site)
SMUGMUG (bikinghobo.com) sharing and storage
FLICKR (flickr/chopard) thematic albums
FACEBOOK photo albums
INSTAGRAM @bikinghobo People and cultures
INSTAGRAM @jugen_gtrider Travel stories
INSTAGRAM @jurgen_tai Tai Lue culture
INSTAGRAM @jurgenchopard Old cameras and travel
INSTAGRAM @jurgen_film Vintage "film" pictures
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