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Photos from Xinjiang: Urumqi & Karamay City

I just returned from a week in China’s Northwestern Xinjiang province, which borders Pakistan and Kazakhstan. There is a world of difference between Xinjiang and the rest of China: aside from being home to the majority of China’s Muslim population, it’s a desert oil-producing region made famous by violent protests in 2009.

Thousands were killed in May of that year when a failed uprising attempted to create a new country out of the region, called East Turkmenistan. Since then Xinjiang has become an oppressive police state as China struggles to stabilize the region and its marginalized Muslim population. It is a fascinating but tense place to visit.

Below are a handful of photos from my trip. The entire set of photos is available here, and there’s another link to this page at the bottom of the photos.

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More Photos from Xinjiang
Published on February 27, 2015

Inside the Poly Center Elevator

Over the last 6 months Chengdu’s most popular nightlife destination has become a single building in the South of the city, near the US Consulate. It’s called the Poly Center, and was originally developed as a high-end residential and commercial building in a lucrative and prosperous part of the city.

Since it opened last year though, it has become dominated by a single type of business: bars and clubs. On some floors there are half a dozen bars and clubs next to each other which makes jumping between venues easier than I’ve ever seen it, anywhere. It’s amazing how hands-off Chengdu is. This would certainly not be allowed to happen in Beijing or Shanghai. When visitors come from out of town to Chengdu I always take them here, and they always think it’s amazing. Because it is.

It’s like a multi-million dollar property development that once launched has gone completely hands off. This certainly isn’t the first time I’ve seen something like this in China, but it might be the first time I’ve seen it to this degree. Step inside the elevators at the Poly Center and this is what you see.

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Here’s what two of the most popular venues inside the Poly Center look like: NASA & Here We Go.

Published on February 25, 2015

Photos from Cleveland

These were taken in March of 2012 but never uploaded here. They are part of a larger series of photos taken on across the U.S. so I will be posting more of those here.

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More Cleveland 2012 Photos
Published on January 20, 2015

Late Night Fruit Vendor

Chengdu Fruit Vendor

Published on January 7, 2015

2014-15 New Years Eve in Chengdu

I came back to Chengdu just in time to play at the Dongjing Music Festival, which was one of the more photogenic NYE events I have played at.

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Published on January 1, 2015

New Year, New Photos

Happy new year! This is the 1,000th post on this site. And by far the most substantial photo update I have ever posted. I have been traveling a lot recently and was lucky enough to hit many of my favorite cities.

I put a few images below each city, with a link to the full gallery below. These were all taken with a Fuji X100T, which I recently upgraded to from the X100.

Beijing Late-2014

Beijing Office Beijing Traffic Beijing Underground Beijing Construction

More Beijing Late-2014 Photos

Chongqing Late-2014

CQ Slim2 CQ Cassidy Instinct CQ Nuts Color

More Chongqing Late-2014 Photos

New York City Late-2014

Brooklyn Train Platform Manhattan Graffiti Wall 3World Trade Center 4NYC Brooklyn Museum

More N.Y.C. Late-2014 Photos

Washington D.C. Late-2014

Dulles Airport DC SacklerMega Church Redskins Game

More Washington D.C. Late-2014 Photos

 

Published on January 1, 2015

All In One Festival

Last weekend we hosted a few out of town DJs: Siesta and Luce from Shanghai and Oshi from Beijing, for a warehouse event in Chengdu. It’s fun to get outside of the normal venues that I play at in Chengdu and experience something a little different. This location is in Chengdu’s East Music Park (东区音乐公园) which is a remodeled manufacturing district of the city.

All in One Festival Chengdu

All in One Festival Chengdu

All in One Festival Chengdu

All in One Festival Chengdu

Published on November 12, 2014

Photos from Cologne

Last month I went to Cologne to speak at GDC Europe 2014 along with some other experts on the China game market. Here are some photos from my time in the city, and a few from GamesCom and GDC. There’s a link at the bottom of this post to the rest of the photos.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

More Cologne Photos
Published on September 29, 2014