a few photographs from a short trip to macau toward the end of last year. at one point, macau was the only place outside of mainland china that we could visit without facing quarantine. even hong kong was closed to us until earlier this year. macau is an interesting place, but small enough that it can be checked off in a day or two. i particularly enjoyed the architecture, and food, a fusion of portugese and chinese.



tim van der merwe is based between shenzhen, southern china and seoul, south korea. the aesthetics of his photographs are drawn from his background as a musician, the last decade living in asia, and colouring that reflects the atlantic, whose coast he grew up near. he values calm moments, quiet simplicity, and authentic expression, elements that he seeks to portray in all of his photographs.