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Stuart Taylor
Worked at HighlanderImages Photography
Attended KIrkcaldy High School
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Conehead

Travelling up the Mekong delta, Vietnam wearing a traditional cone-shaped Vietnamese hat.

The conical Asian hat, sedge hat, RICE HAT, paddy hat, bamboo hat and sometimes known by the term coolie hat, although many people consider this term to be offensive, is a simple style of conical hat originating in East, South Asia and Southeast Asia, particularly China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India and Vietnam. It is kept on the head by a cloth (often silk) chin strap; an internal band of the same material keeps the hat itself from resting on the wearer's head. This style of hat is used primarily as protection from the sun and rain. When made of straw or matting, it can be dipped in water and worn as an impromptu evaporative-cooling device.

"Conehead"
by Frank Zappa 
You Are What You Is 
http://open.spotify.com/track/2EHEiOMi23xsKareuQK

#conehead   #Vietnam   #Saigon   #mekongdelta   #conical   #coolie   #ns  
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Roti

My favourite breakfast ..... roti telur

"Roti"
by Sucha Rangila
http://open.spotify.com/track/6VQn2u09Utqc8KVSTaabFG

#roti   #breakfast   #Malaysia   #rotitelur   #ns  
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yeah, I miss a nice roti in the morning :) I like it with egg or cheese.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

The structure consists of two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. The street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof, a popular design for 19th-century arcades, such as the Burlington Arcade in London, which was the prototype for larger glazed shopping arcades, beginning with the Saint-Hubert Gallery in Brussels (opened in 1847), the Passazh in St Petersburg (opened in 1848), the Galleria Umberto I in Naples (opened in 1890) and the Budapest Galleria.

The central octagonal space is topped with a glass dome. The Milanese Galleria was larger in scale than its predecessors and was an important step in the evolution of the modern glazed and enclosed shopping mall, of which it was the direct progenitor. It has inspired the use of the term galleria for many other shopping arcades and malls.

On the ground of the central octagonal, there are four mosaics portraying the Coat of Arms of the three Capitals of the Kingdom of Italy (Turin, Florence and Rome) plus the Milan's. The tradition tells that if a person put its right heel on the bull's genitals depicted of the bull from Turin Coat of Arms and turn on himself three times, this will bring good luck. This practice causes damage to the mosaic: a hole developed on the place of the bull's genitals.

The Galleria connects two of Milan's most famous landmarks: The Duomo and the Teatro Alla Scala, but the Galleria is a landmark in its own right.

"I Love Shopping in Milan"
by Divina
Milan Chill House Night (Chilled Grooves Deluxe Selection)
http://open.spotify.com/track/1LE5N9SjVMRDzDxhOSwcic

#Milan   #shopping   #galleriavittorioemanuele   #designer   #branded   #Italy   #ns  
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Get A Haircut

The local 'White Rose' Kedai Gunting Rambut in Old PJ town with air-con! Was almost tempted.


"Get A Haircut"
by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Haircut
http://open.spotify.com/track/4BapXuAFLZlURi8Vyg16eE

#haircut   #Malaysia   #guntungrambut   #ns  
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Excellent nostalgia effect. I only had a bit of time in PJ this trip - went to "State" cinema area and that looks old although it is new compared to "Old Town". That area has become "old" in contrast to "new" places like One Utama etc...
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Dawn Patrol

This is the scene at dawn at Angkor Wat with the "paparazzi" dawn patrol set up in front of the iconic monument ready to capture this beautiful part of the day. Not my idea of a good photo location really  - I prefer to get away from the crowd and capture that "different view". 

"Dawn Patrol"
by Portico Quartet
Black & White Sessions 2009
http://open.spotify.com/local/Portico+Quartet/Black+and+White+Sessions/Dawn+Patrol/380

#angkorwat   #dawn   #sunrise   #dawnpatrol   #porticoquartet   #paparazzi  
#ns  
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welcome to Cambodia...it must be a good moment if U r able to stay at 14 15 16 this year at Siemreap
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Burj Al Arab

The incredible Burj Al Arab in Dubai is the world's only 7 star hotel and is designed in the shape of a ship's sail. At 321m high it is the 4th tallest hotel in the world.

"Burj Al Arab Quiet Storm Mix"
by Rajneesh
Cafe Chillout, Vol 3 (Ibiza Lounge Edition)
http://open.spotify.com/track/6ALLn03AQh0U0EHJUuPstA

#burjalarab   #Dubai   #UAE   #luxury   #hotel   #sail   #ns  
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Walking Spanish
Flamenco is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles. Flamenco is often associated with the Romani people of Spain (Gitanos) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity. Flamenco was first recorded in the late 18th century but the genre underwent a dramatic development in the late 19th century.
In recent years flamenco has become popular all over the world and is taught in many countries: in Japan there are more academies than there are in Spain. On November 16, 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
"Walking Spanish"
by Tom Waits 
Rain Dogs 1985
http://open.spotify.com/track/2csgf1GbPVAXjWP5UnpxOw

#flamenco   #Spanish   #Spain   #Barcelona   #tomwaits   #walkingspanish   #ns  
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West Coast Blues

A still evening in Plockton, West Coast of Scotland.


"West Coast Blues"
by Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason and Bob James 
Wes Bound 1993
http://open.spotify.com/track/4sdXuz5FBqaHNBaSaTIBH1

#westcoast   #blues   #Scotland   #Plockton   #still   #calm   #ns  
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Junk

What is junk to you or I maybe the livelihood of junk shops like these in the back streets of Old PJ town. Re-cycled, re-vamped, re-upholstered, re-vised, re-packaged, re-invented, re-painted, re-covered, .... whatever it takes to make a few ringgit.

"Junk"
by Paul McCartney
McCartney
Paul McCartney - Junk (2011 Stereo Remaster)

#junk   #oldpjtown   #garbage   #shophouse   #Malaysia   #ns  
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Castle In The Sky

A modern office building reflects the blue sky and clouds.

"Castle In The Sky"
by Chris Standring
Electric Wonderland 2012
http://open.spotify.com/track/5ZoD9Sm1EdaV7TzpiE3ZvT

#office   #building   #architecturephotography   #blue   #sky   #cloud   #ns  
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Photography, image processing, photo journalism
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  • HighlanderImages Photography
  • Gaffney Cline & Associates
    1982 - 1986
  • Marathon Oil
    1986 - 1987
  • Sun Oil
    1987 - 1990
  • Expro International Group
    1990 - 1991
  • Western Atlas
    1991 - 1995
  • Mincom Limited
    1995 - 1996
  • IBM
    1997 - 1998
  • Flagship Geosciences
    1998 - 1999
  • CGG
    1999 - 2000
  • Landmark Graphics
    2000 - 2004
  • International Reservoir Technologies
    20004 - 2005
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    2006 - 2007
  • EMGS
    2007 - 2008
  • Weatherford International
    2008 - 2010
  • Société Générale de Surveillance
    2010 - 2012
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Passionate Photographer Lost in Asia --|-- www.highlanderimages.com
Introduction
Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography provides professional freelance photography services focused primarily on Asia and with a documentary and photojournalistic style. Stuart is available for a variety individual assignments or projects such as documentary, photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, or travel photography and can offer some advanced techniques such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Panoramic Photography in conjunction with comprehensive post-processing capabilities. 

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Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Preparing images for a documentary or for journalistic requirements requires detailed research about the subject and some dedicated time onsite to capture required images to fulfill the storyline. As they often say "A picture is worth a thousand words" and certainly in the preparation of any story the images are usually the main driving force and can create the most impact. For many photojournalism projects there is usually a requirement for a fast turnaround of the images, the need for objective and accurate representation of the situation and the provision of some narrative describing the story.

HDR Photography
For interior and corporate photography there used to be a need for a fairly complex lighting set up required to capture the final image. By using HDR techniques there is now no need for this large requirement on lighting equipment. HDR photography is essentially the capture of multiple images at different exposures to capture all the light values or dynamic range in the scene then combining these into one final image. This essentially makes a final image that is close to what our eyes actually see with no blown out highlights and no loss of detail in the shadows. This technique is particularly effective for photographing interiors of houses and offices or in some industrial situations and can be done a lot faster and easier than traditional setups with a large array of lighting.

Panoramic Photography
Sometimes you just can't capture all of the scene you are trying to photograph even by using a wide angle lens so panoramic photography is a technique where you can take multiple photographs covering the whole scene, both horizontally and vertically, then combining these into one final large, composite image. This requires some complex software techniques to provide seamless stitching of the images and preserving the geometry and exposure values across the whole scene. The results however can be very impressive, whether capturing a large landscape, interior of an office or building or an expansive industrial complex.

Final product Delivery
High resolution final images can be provided on CD or DVD with smaller low to medium resolution versions made available initially via e-mail. High quality prints can be ordered via my website but can be arranged to be printed locally if required. Multimedia slideshows, videos, DVDs or printed books of collated images can also be provided as to your specifications and design.

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You can contact me by e-mail, follow my photography blog, which is updated frequently, view my full website or you can also follow me on Twitter
Education
  • KIrkcaldy High School
    1969 - 1975
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Marine Biology, 1975 - 1979
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Petroleum Engineering, 1981 - 1982
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