I am rambling around Asia since 1988, when a « Round The World Trip» stopover converted into a never ending journey's first step. Beginning with a professional travel assignment, I became an “expatriate” in Thailand and crisscrossed the East, from the Indian sub-continent to Indonesia, over to China, Japan and Korea.
From my first “Ferrania Ibis (1956)” to “Hasselblad boxes (1970)” and a large Nikon outfit, I have used plenty of film cameras, before the processing constraints became too cumbersome for my permanent traveling.
My first digital acquisition was a Fuji MX-600, with a striking 1,5 mega pixels sensor; it’s “post-stamp” sized pictures looks weird today. A couple of cameras later, my usual tools are now "digital" with Fuji and Nikon as my predilection brands.
When I retired from my work, I abandonned the skies, and concentrated my rambling on motorcycle tours, confining my territory, while increasing my depth of observation. My wandering’s illustrated narrations are mostly published online, for a large part write-ups on GT-Rider's forum, on my own blogs and on Facebook. Links to these stories are provided on this “portal” website: Chopard.org
I spent my professional life in education and enjoyed close contacts to Asian students and to their families, learning about their aspirations, perspectives and cultural particularities. These enriching experiences enticed me to research and understand some peculiarities, related in my blogposts and in my other published stories.
Links to uploaded photographs and contact information:
In addition to my travel write-ups and blogposts (referenced on this site), I have uploaded my pictures to several online sites whose links are also highlighted in "pictures" and "contact" on this site (i.e Smugmug, Facebook, Flickr, …).
My social networks and contact information are found on my contact page.
The illustration: An old Kodak folding from my collection