All in Places

Off-duty observations: A wedding photographer in Marrakesh

James Broadbent is a wedding photographer from New Zealand. Along with photographers Cameron Thorp and Chris Copeland, he works under the name Chasewild, shooting couples’ special day around the globe (the trio have clocked up 18 countries to date). When not on duty, Broadbent enjoys documenting his travels — from Norway to Cambodia. A recent trip to Morocco was no different.

Chinatown: One family’s big life in a small New York apartment

Based in New York City, photographer Thomas Holton has spent 13 years documenting the life of the Lam family. Upon meeting Steven and Shirley Lam and their New York-born children, Michael, Franklin and Cindy, in their 350-square-foot tenement on Ludlow Street in Chinatown, Holton was instantly intrigued by their life. He asked to photograph the family, and they agreed.

Tokyo Compression: The daily commute

German-born Hong Kong-based photographer Michael Wolf is renowned for his large-format images of dense Hong Kong architecture, but his 2010 series Tokyo Compression examines another highly condensed city from another angle: its commuting residents.

Crossing Over: Commuting via the Trans-Siberian Express

Yanina Shevchenko is an award-winning Russian-born photographer and curator based in Barcelona. Having worked in New York, Moscow, Buenos Aires and London, Shevchenko’s photography practice combines social research, visual urbanism and storytelling. Her Crossing Over series is a documentation of her 14-day train journey on the Trans-Siberian Express railway. Bringing together portraits and landscapes, Shevchenko’s images invoke a curiosity though fleeting glances of the rapidly moving countryside.

Lonely Trees in South Korea: Myoung Ho Lee

South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee documents both the beauty of his homeland’s natural landscape while also meditating on the Korean relationship with nature in his series Tree. For each image, Lee selects trees native to Korea and uses a large piece of fabric as a backdrop before perfectly framing the tree before his lens.

White Crane Spread Wings: Tai chi on the fragrant harbour

White Crane Spread Wings is the rather poetic name of a particularly graceful tai chi movement. It also happens to be the name of Hong Kong-based photographer Grainne Quinlan’s photo series. The Irish photographer freeze-frames each movement with the click of her camera, transforming the motions into one vivid portrait. The result is whimsical, voyeuristic, bemusing, but above all, artful.