Photographing Heritage ...

The website is primarily devoted to two projects, both involving historical buildings in China. The first is to photograph the many surviving foreign-inspired buildings in China's former treaty ports and leased territories; the second is to record Hong Kong's 114 Declared Monuments.

There is also a collection of landscapes and, for the ultimate landscape, one of panorama images. Finally, there is a small collection of people I have met on my travels.

Please contact me should you wish to use any of these images. I am keen to support heritage projects, historical publications and anything involving education.

Recent updates: Following a visit to Shandong Province there are now two galleries covering the six cities there, and a Special Collection has been established on the Weihsien Internment Camp (link).  The Customs and Hongkong Bank collections have also been updated, and two panoramas added to the Panorama Gallery.

In Hong Kong, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals republished my essay on the Tung Wah Museum - details on the Books page.


"Images are to be viewed. The less said the better."

From 'China's Thirty Years', edited by China Photographers' Association, published by Oxford University Press, 2009.

(Image: St Joseph's Cathedral, Jinan)