LUANG PRABANG FROM THE HIP a street photography book by JULIAN BOUND.
A photography book capturing the Laos city of Luang Prabang, using the photographic technique of 'from the hip' photography by award winning photographer Julian Bound, with all photographs taken from the waist and with no use of view finder or display screen. Featuring the Buddhist temples and monks of the city, its bustling markets and street food and the smiles of the Laotian people in their transition of what was once a provincial town now finding its place as an emerging city, yet still retaining the same culture and traditions it has known for centuries.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in England, Julian is a documentary photographer, film maker and author. With photographic work featured on the BBC news, his photographs have been published in National Geographic, New Scientist and the international press. His work focuses on the social documentary of world culture, religion and traditions, with time spent studying meditation with the Buddhist monks of Tibet and Northern Thailand and spiritual teachers of India's Himalaya region.
Present for the Nepal earthquakes of 2015 he documented the disaster for eighteen months whilst working as an emergency deployment photographer for various NGO and international embassies in conjunction with the United Nations.
The author of novels 'The Geisha and the Monk', 'Subway of Light' and 'Life's Heart Eternal', when not on the road in Asia, Julian is based in the UK.