Garrie Maguire

an Australian Photographer in Beijing

Seoul

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During the end of March i got to spend a weekend in Seoul, unfortunately the weather was not the best but I did get one day to walk around and explore the city.

What Japanese men do in the morning

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I’ve been working on an art project with my artistic partner Martin for more then two years. Tokyo was the last city to visited in the eight we decided on. The project is simple, document as many men as we can doing their morning ritual, in real time, with photography as authentically as we can. The project started in Melbourne, and we’ve added, the Sunshine Coast, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Shanghai and of course Beijing. If the guy said yes, we photograph, the only exception to that has been in Beijing where we have done quite a large number as I’m living here. The photograph presented here is of Shinya, who was one of eight men I photographed in the eight city.

Li Xiaofeng at The Opposite House

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This exquisite work is on display October to December 2012. it is stunningly beautiful. It was a great joy to photograph it. I can’t believe that the AGNSW passed up a chance to own one several years ago.