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Wu Di, Jet Li, and Some Flying Swords

I went to a promotional event for Flying Swords of Dragon Gate last month and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to post something up about it on AnD. Okay, my life has been so crazy busy this month, I can believe it. Fortunately, I'm in a sweet lull right now which allows me to share a few shots with you all as we bid farewell to 2011. It's my second time photographing Jet Li, but Wu Di and the league of kick ass bad guys stole the show as far as photography was concerned. It was also my second time shoo...Read more

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Review of the Canon PowerShot S100

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Oh, so this is AliveNotDead.com!

Slacker! Not really. Between the illnesses that struck our home these past two months - kids bring the darnedest things home with them from school - and a slew of work that just got busier as 2010 came to a close, I haven't had time to check on AnD. Glad to know the site can run now without me.

Most of my work lately has been client based, which I'm grateful for, but is largely work I cannot share here. However, I thought I would post an image from a few months back to brighten up your winter. If you live some...Read more

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Here's a Beijing fun fact. This mornings air quality index was 562. Hm, just a number, I wonder what that means? So I checked out the handy scale the government (US, that is) put out about the readings.Air Quality Index

(AQI) Values)

Levels of Health Concern

When the AQI is in this range:

...air quality conditions are:






Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

151 to 200


201 to 300

Ver...Read more

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Zhou Le in Beijing

I managed to sneak out and have lunch with Zhou Le today at Biteapitta. Zhou Le hails from Belgium, but he's been living the past five years in Shanghai working as a director and making films. He's currently wrapped up in a personal project that should be very cool once he is ready to unveil it to the public. Hopefully, he will give us a sneak peak in t...Read more

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And Now for Some Sex Education

What happens when you mix a field trip + a bus full of grade school students + and a pornographic film? Undoubtedly some very odd learning experiences and perhaps a teachable moment. Find out by reading my latest blog elsewhere which, unfortunately, I cannot post here. Trust me, it will make you laugh, even if I did write it.


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Chillin' w/ Fine Art

With a few spare hours on my birthday (I’m still waiting for my presents from a few of you) Savvy and I meandered over to the 798 Art District and visited a few outstanding exhibitions. Here’s a taste. If you are in Beijing, I suggest a look.

Chen Qi has spent more than twenty years pushing the envelope with his water-based wood cut print making. In his latest exhibition, he delves into paper cutting as well. Though I like his paper work (he made a book too which I don't have a shot of), he is probably the world's gre...Read more

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Confessions of a professional blogger

Uh, hey Alivenotdead.com. How you been, baby? I know we haven't been seeing much of each other lately. I guess we've both been kind of doing our own thing; been wrapped up in our own worlds.

You know, it was fun hanging out with you when we first met. Sure, I didn't quite know what to think about you when we started seeing each other, but you really grew on me. You were special. My first.

But times change, we've changed and, well, I'm seeing another website now. No, no, it's not ...Read more

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My little angel

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Wu Di is dead, but Dillion Wu lives on.

It was almost year ago when Wu Di left for the Wushu World Championships, returned with a gold medal and then promptly retired from the sport and the Beijing team. Shortly thereafter, I caught up with the national hero (what, no parade?) and we had one last photo shoot at the team's top secret training facility. As always, security was tight (what, no bag search?), but I managed to sneak in due to my ability to easily blend with the local culture.

Anyway, Wu Di's last request was that I post a few of th...Read more

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Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. - Will C.

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Languages Spoken
english, spanish
Location (City, Country)
Beijing, China
Member Since
July 16, 2007