Don Hong-Oai was born in China and lived most of his life in Vietnam. He is one of the world best in Asian pictorialism, he is also one of the last. He refined his technique under the gentle tutelage of Long Chin-San, one of the best known practitioners of Asian pictorialism. Realism is not the goal in this style of photography. Multiple negatives are used to create a single image. Don’s images usually feature the traditional Chinese motifs of birds, boats, mountains, and trees. His images are majestic and hauntingly beautiful
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.