Photo Tours, Books, Events

World Photographic Cup 2019

I am very happy to make it 1st Place at the World Photographic Cup Malaysia Photo Contest this year and to represent Malaysia in the Portrait Category of the World Photographic Cup WPC 2020...

Results of the World Photographic Cup will be announced in January 2020.

Digital SLR Photography Magazine Feature

Just got featured on the September 2019 issue of  Digital SLR Photography magazine Malaysia, front cover and a grand 10 page interview on all my cinematic encounters, featuring my photos from Havana, Kyoto and of course Venice...The story of my humble beginnings when I first met my teachers Jim Zuckerman, and then Florine Houee, Danielle Massart and later Hollywood legend Greg Gorman...

This is a big print only magazine available in bookstores in Malaysia. For readers located outside Malaysia who would like to order a copy, please contact publisher directly on their Facebook page...

Photo Tours / Workshops :

I enjoy assisting and teaching in photo workshops and tours as much as I enjoy going to other professional photographers' workshops. These are truly wonderful opportunities for great photos.  All of my travel destinations and workshops are carefully researched adventure elopement shoots, often timed with local festivals and away from the usual tourist crowds. The aim is to set a stage in the most far flung and exotic places, stimulating and full of discovery. We want to document in our photos, a concert of new life rich in the most unexpected events and drama.

Every year, I get requests from tour companies and photographers to run or co-lead photo tours. Here are a couple of upcoming ones...

Havana Street Life and Vintage Cuba 

with Figueredo

I will be co-running a workshop with iconic German photographer Figueredo and German tour company Senses of Cuba in February 2020. Figueredo knows Havana well and we will go in search of interesting places and people to photograph while I plan my movie-like scenes again...

For an idea of what kind of photos we are expecting, do have a look at my Galleries under the Cuba and Vintage Havana sections.

The workshop prices are inclusive of 5* Hotel accommodation in Havana. 

For registration, please click on the following link to Figueredo's webpage and follow the instructions from there....

Tropical Rainforest Macro / Wildlife Photography Workshop

With multi-award winning photographer and macro-specialist Goh Shikhei

Join multi-award winning photographer and macro specialist Goh Shikhei and/ or me on a wildlife and macro photography workshop. The event can be conducted in the wild or using pets/ reared insects. The course can be conducted in English, Mandarin and/ or Indonesian. The course is available all-year round by private appointments and can be tailored for individuals/ groups. To book this tour, please liase directly with Mr. Goh Shikei. The course is conducted in Batam Indonesia, Batam is easily reachable by a 45 minute ferry ride from Singapore.

Bhutan: Himalayan Photo Adventures

Details will be announced over the next few months - awaiting flight details from airlines....photo styles and themes will be comparable to my multi award-winning photos of Havana and Kyoto...

Venice Carnevale 2020 

Unfortunately, my dates for  the Venice  Carnevale in 2020 can only be confirmed after August  2019. Interested parties are still welcome to contact me for private shoots, editorial shoots, private workshops  and collaborations but no confirmation will be given until after August/ September 2019.

Kyoto Private Sessions

One on one private photo sessions in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan with real Geishas. There will be wonderful photo opportunities but strict rules  do apply within certain places. No tripods, and no flash, reflectors or any additional lighting allowed within temple interiors. This is the real thing, not Asian tourists dressed in kimonos or Henshin Maikos.

Cambodia Private Sessions 

Ancient temples, saffron monks, Apsara dancers, Bokator boxers and friendly locals at the countryside filled with lush paddy fields and pretty lotus ponds. Siem Reap, Cambodia is a paradise for travel photographers.  No fixed dates, by private arrangements only. Available all year round.

For this tour, instructors are able to converse in English and Chinese.

Click on the contact me button for further enquiries:

Venetian Glass Slippers Masquerade  Ball 2019 

I am very happy to have done a promo poster for one of the very prominent balls of the Venice Carnevale....

For more information about the ball, click on the following button to contact the organisers directly:  

Books:

I actually turn my Travel photos into quality Coffee Table Photo Books and these are available for sale on Blurb Bookstore and Amazon.com. The e-books are available for sale at Blurb bookstore and Apple's iBookstore.

To browse or buy the books, please click on the following links:

Fairy Tales in Venice, part II

This is part II of a wonderful collection of photographs featuring the fantastic imagery of the Carnevale in Venice, the world's grandest masquerade - a perfect mix of comedy, tragedy, magic and romance. It contains colorful and interesting photographs depicting Fairy Tale characters from stories such as "Through the Looking-Glass", "The Little Mermaid", "Pinocchio", "Hansel and Gretel" and many more, all set in the mysterious allure of this medieval floating city. Every Carnevale, Venice truly becomes a living theatre. Featuring 258 different costumes, the book

is a celebration of the Art of the masks and is an ideal gift for children and adults who love

Venice, Italy, masks, or the Carnivale.

  • Size Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
    240 Pages

  • ISBN: 9781367263697

  • Publish Date Jul 19, 2016

  • Language English

Flowers of Ethiopia

This is a collection of photographs featuring the primitive, yet very innovative, beautiful

and iconic tribal fashion and body art of the Surma tribe of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. The Omo Valley is probably the place that humankind, fashion and art first began. Featuring over

175 full-coloured photos, the book is a true celebration of the art and fashion of the

Surma people and is an ideal gift for people who love African arts, fashion and culture.

The book does contain full frontal nudity and is suggested for adults aged 18 and above. 

  • Size Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
    200 Pages

  • ISBN: 9781367804999

  • Hardcover, Dust Jacket

  • Publish Date Apr 09, 2016

  • Language English

Fairy Tales in Venice

This is a wonderful collection of photographs featuring the fantastic imagery of the

Carnevale in Venice, the world's grandest masquerade - a perfect mix of comedy, tragedy,

magic and romance. It contains colorful and interesting photographs depicting Fairy Tale characters such as "The Pied Piper of Hamlin", "Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella" as well as the Victorian Classics "Around the World in 80 Days", "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde","Great Expectations" and many more, all set in the mysterious allure of  this medieval floating city.

Every Carnevale, Venice truly becomes a living theatre. Featuring 252 different costumes,

the book is a celebration of the Art of the masks and is an ideal gift for children and adults who love Venice, Italy, masks, or the Carnivale.

  • Size Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
    240 Pages

  • ISBN: 9781364985899

  • Publish Date Aug 29, 2015

  • Language English

Fairy Tales in Annevoie

This book contains images of Venetian Masked Models at the Costumés de Venise aux Jardins d'Annevoie 2016. Costumés de Venise aux Jardins d'Annevoie is the largest Venetian costume themed event outside Venice. Be enchanted by the outrageous costumes of the Venetian masked models in a fairy tale garden!

  • Size Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
    184 Pages

  • ISBN: 9781367710900

  • Publish Date May 12, 2016

  • Language English

The Secret Garden

This book contains images of Venetian Masked Models at the Costumés de Venise aux Jardins d'Annevoie 2015. Costumés de Venise aux Jardins d'Annevoie is the largest Venetian costume themed event outside Venice. More than 200 pages of full colored photos depicting this

wonderful event. Belgium, like you have never seen her before...

  • Size Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm

  • 210 Pages

  • ISBN: 9781320694766

  • Hardcover, Dust Jacket

  • Publish Date May 19, 2015

  • Language English

The Secret Garden (Variant Cover)

This book contains images of Venetian Masked Models at the Costumés de Venise aux Jardins d'Annevoie 2015. Costumés de Venise aux Jardins d'Annevoie is the largest Venetian costume themed event outside Venice. More than 200 pages of full colored photos depicting this wonderful event. Belgium, like you have never seen her before...

  • Size Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm

  • 210 Pages

  • ISBN: 9781320694766

  • Hardcover, Dust Jacket

  • Publish Date May 19, 2015

  • Language English

Secrets of Travel Portrait Photographers

This is an e-book co-written with Italian travel photographer Ugo Cei.

It probably contains all the answers to the frequently asked questions I get regarding my Travel Portraits.

It is currently available for free for a limited time. 

Exhibitions

The following are a list of current and upcoming photo exhibitions where some of my works can be seen...

Canberra Photographic Society

External Showcase

Out There 2019

5th September to 22nd September 2019

Watson Arts Centre

1 Aspinall St, Watson ACT 2602

Australia

Urban 2019 Photo Awards + Exhibition

5th August 2019

Viecha

Radlinského 24, Bratislava

Slovakia

Photographic Exploration Project - Interior 

10th August to 16th September 2019

Planet Flow Event Space

Blockdamwegg 1, 10317

Berlin, Germany

Chania International Photo Festival 2019

16th to 24th August 2019

Grand Arsenali

Chania, Greece

Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition

29th March to 30th April 2019

London Bridge City

London,SE1 2DB

United Kingdom

Ethiopian Flowers & other Harmonies

7th March to 22nd June 2019

Le Dame Art Gallery

1 Albany Street, Regent's Park

London NW13UP

United Kingdom

W A V Venice Audio-Visual show

1st to 9th February 2019

Palazzo Michiel

Venice

Italy

Home Dignity Justice Exhibition: An Australian Human Rights Photographic Retrospective

20th December 2018 to 10th February 2019

Lovett Gallery

Newcastle City Library

15 Laman Street

Newcastle NSW 2300

Australia

Gurushots Exhibition

9th November to 11th November 2018

The Canvas Gallery

158 Mount Pleasant Road, S298349

Singapore

ACT AIPP APPA 2018 Print Exhibition

15th October to 29th October 2018

20 Garema Place, Canberra, ACT 2601

Australia

Fifth IPS Plovdiv 2018

6th October to 18th October 2018

51, Rayko Daskalov Str. Plovdiv,

in front of BNB — в Plovdiv,

Bulgaria 

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Flowing City – La Città mai ferma,

Trieste Photo Days,

18th October to 9th December 2018

Trieste Airport, Via Aquileia 46, Ronchi dei Legionari (GO) - Italy

 

 

 

3rd Perth National Photographic Exhibition

22 September to 29 September 2o18

Perth Royal Show

Clarement Showground,

Photography Pavilion,

1 Graylands Road, Claremont,

WA 6010, Australia

 

Chania Photo Festival

28th August to 5th September 2018

Grand Arsenali

Chania, Greece

Canberra Photographic Society

The Natural World

21 August to 27 September

CSIRO Discovery Center

North-science Road, Acton, ACT 2601

Canberra, Australia

Fifth IPS Plovdiv 2018

1 July to 20 July 2018

Central Square 1, Plovdiv.

Bulgaria

Peek Behind the Curtain of Wayang 

30 May to 10 June 2018,

10am to 8pm

Singapore Chinese Cultural Center

SCCC Practice Room, Level 10

1 Straits Boulevard, S018906, Singapore

Noto fior di foto

18-19-20 May 2018, 

4pm – 10pm

Teatro Comunale Vittorio Emanuele
Piazza XVI Maggio, 1
96017 Noto
SR, Italy

London Photo Festival

17th to 19th May 2018

The Crypt, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA London, United Kingdom

Chinese Opera Showcase:

One Step Closer to Wayang

11th May to 13th May 2018,

10am to 5pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore

12 Tai Gin Road, S327874, Singapore

写真家

華麗の冒険
The Art of Travel Medicine

 Robin Yong Photography