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Amoy Street, Singapore by Jon Norris

Colored shutters on Amoy Street, Singapore  [Canon M5, ISO 100, 22 mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec]

Colored shutters on Amoy Street, Singapore [Canon M5, ISO 100, 22 mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec]

November 2018 | Dubai | Singapore

During my last work trip to Singapore I was lucky enough to have a 3-day weekend between 2 conferences that I was attending. There’s nothing I like more than just walking and exploring a city without any specific destination in mind. I let my camera lead me and get completely absorbed in looking for interesting subjects to photograph.

I’m always attracted by bold colors so as soon as I came round the corner of Amoy Street these shutters leapt out at me. I walked for hours exploring Singapore until the last of the light … and then jumped on the MRT to Little India. I had the most amazing Indian meal at Lagnaa Bare Foot Dining … if you’re in Singapore I can highly recommend it … assuming you like Indian food.

Amagansett, NY by Jon Norris

Innersleeve Records, Amagansett, NY  [Canon M5, ISO 800, 22 mm, f/10 at 1/15 sec]

Innersleeve Records, Amagansett, NY [Canon M5, ISO 800, 22 mm, f/10 at 1/15 sec]

August 2018 | Sag Harbor | Amagansett | Palm Springs

I snapped this image during a walk around Amagansett (Long Island) during my summer break with the family. What caught my eye was the light in the record store which highlights the bright colors of the posters and complements the window reflection.

Sydney, Australia by Jon Norris

Sydney Opera House from Dawes Point  [Canon M5, ISO 100, 22 mm, f/2 at 1/1600 sec]

Sydney Opera House from Dawes Point [Canon M5, ISO 100, 22 mm, f/2 at 1/1600 sec]

June 2018 | Auckland | Sydney | Dubai | Dublin

One of the best ways (I find) to get over jet lag … or at least to put up a good fight against it … is to go for a long walk as soon as you get to your destination and then try and stay up until 8-9pm before crashing into bed.

On this trip I flew from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) and straight on to Sydney (SYD) for a conference. I had the rest of the day to myself so headed out on foot from Darling Harbor, under Sydney Harbour Bridge, through The Rocks, past the Opera House and through the Botanical Gardens to Woolloomooloo. After a coffee and some lunch I headed back to my hotel via George’s Cameras (can never walk past a camera shop without going in) to pick up a Bluetooth release for the M5.

Hamburg, Germany by Jon Norris

Hamburg Rathaus and the Alster Lakes from the St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg, Germany  [Canon M5, ISO 400, 45 mm, f/6.3 at 1/1600 sec]

Hamburg Rathaus and the Alster Lakes from the St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg, Germany [Canon M5, ISO 400, 45 mm, f/6.3 at 1/1600 sec]

April 2018 | Hamburg | Singapore

Hamburg has a special place in my heart ... having lived there as a family (immediately prior to moving to California) for 8 years. Each year I attend a major industry exhibition held in Hamburg and so get the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite places. One of these is the St. Nikolai Memorial. The 360° views from the spired tower across Hamburg are incredible.

The bombing of Hamburg during World War II destroyed the bulk of the church and its rubble was removed leaving its crypt, its site and tall spired tower, largely hollow, save for a large set of bells, together serving as a memorial and an important architectural landmark.

Singapore by Jon Norris

The Sale Worth Waiting For  [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 20, 3.99 mm, 1/124 sec at f/1.8]

The Sale Worth Waiting For [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 20, 3.99 mm, 1/124 sec at f/1.8]

March 2018 | Singapore | Shanghai

I was back in Singapore for a couple of conferences ... and was pleased to be able to carve out a few hours to do a walking tour ... to get some exercise, to try and fend off the jet lag and of course to take some photos. Abandoned under a footbridge near the central fire stations was this tricycle with the sale bag attached.

Helsinki, Finland by Jon Norris

Trent XWB fan blades and spinner cone on a Finnair A350XWB-900  [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 40, 3.99 mm, 1/17 sec at f/1.8]

Trent XWB fan blades and spinner cone on a Finnair A350XWB-900 [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 40, 3.99 mm, 1/17 sec at f/1.8]

February 2018 | Helsinki | Rovaniemi | Singapore

Following 2 amazing days exploring Rovaniemi (Lapland) by snow mobile and husky sled I had the opportunity to visit the Finnair maintenance hangar at Helsinki airport. As a life-long aviation geek I was drawn to the sheer size of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines mounted to one 350XWB-900 aircraft ... and took this abstract shot of the spinner cone and fan blades.

Miami, FL by Jon Norris

“The Missing Link Dudali” vs “The Loose Link Beju”  [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 40, 3.99 mm, f/1.8, 1/120 sec]

“The Missing Link Dudali” vs “The Loose Link Beju” [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 40, 3.99 mm, f/1.8, 1/120 sec]

December 2017 | Miami

Each year in December (during Art Basel) I help to put on the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes – Fine Art & Photography Exhibition. The team behind ENDANGERED are a band of art lovers and environmentalists who believe that art, in all its forms, can reach people all over the globe and win hearts and minds for the cause of preserving life, in all its many forms, and the environment.

This is the second year that we've held the exhibition at the Dade Heritage Trust in Miami. This portrait features Béju's Dudali - "my Dudali sculptures are spontaneous and colorful humanoids who candidly illustrate the simplest to the most intricate human interactions. Directly relying on the universal intuitiveness of Body Language Dudali transcends verbal communication."

See more of my photos from Art4Apes in my portfolio.

Singapore by Jon Norris

The amazing Cloud Forest Conservatory in Singapore  [Canon M5, ISO 400, 20 mm, f/16 at 1/160 sec]

The amazing Cloud Forest Conservatory in Singapore [Canon M5, ISO 400, 20 mm, f/16 at 1/160 sec]

November 2017 | Hong Kong | Singapore | Dubai | London

In between meetings I managed to sneak in an hour or so exploring the Gardens by the Bay before leaving Singapore to head home. The Cloud Forest Conservatory is a must-visit attraction. Cloud Forest is a 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding a beautiful indoor waterfall.

It features plant life from tropical highlands and highlights the unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face. This image looks up at the mist-filled Cloud Walk.

Barcelona, Spain by Jon Norris

Sunlight streams into a dark alleyway in downtown Barcelona  [Canon M5, ISO 400, 21 mm, f/4.0 at 1/640 sec]

Sunlight streams into a dark alleyway in downtown Barcelona [Canon M5, ISO 400, 21 mm, f/4.0 at 1/640 sec]

October 2017 | Barcelona

During a work trip to Barcelona I managed to sneak in a few hours to go and explore the city by foot. Having explored the bustling, colorful market, Mercat de la Boqueria, we headed off through the older part of the city towards the Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Looking down one of the smaller alleys leading away from a side road I spotted this figure, the amazing light and the reflections off the paving.

Sag Harbor, NY by Jon Norris

Late afternoon sun through the grasses at the edge of Long Beach, Sag Harbor  [Canon M5, ISO 100, 22 mm, 1/640 sec at f/2.0]

Late afternoon sun through the grasses at the edge of Long Beach, Sag Harbor [Canon M5, ISO 100, 22 mm, 1/640 sec at f/2.0]

July 2017 | Sag Harbor

Every year we take 2 weeks vacation on the east coast and stay with family in Sag Harbor, NY. It's always really relaxing, enjoying quality time with the family and doing plenty of home cooking with the amazing fresh produce from Serene Green.

This shot was taken late afternoon through the grasses that line the edge of Sag Harbor Long Beach.

Paris, France by Jon Norris

View looking down Avenue Charles de Gaulle towards the Grande Arche de la Défense from the top of the Arc de Triomphe  [Canon M5, ISO 100, 45 mm, 1/320 sec at f/6.3]

View looking down Avenue Charles de Gaulle towards the Grande Arche de la Défense from the top of the Arc de Triomphe [Canon M5, ISO 100, 45 mm, 1/320 sec at f/6.3]

June 2017 | Cancun | Washington DC | Frankfurt | London | Paris 

This month was a crazy one for travel ... business trips to Cancun, Washington and Frankfurt ... then visiting London with my gorgeous wife to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary ... and finished off with a trip to Paris for the airshow … with some sightseeing thrown in for good measure.

We stood and watched the last of the sun's rays cut through the clouds and illuminate La Défense ... took a lot of photos ... and then headed off for dinner at Le Relais de Venise ... which serves ‘probably’ the best l'Entrecôte in Paris (http://www.relaisdevenise.com/).

Paris, France by Jon Norris

Parisien Café  [Canon 5D Mark III, ISO 800, 105mm, 1/100 sec at f/6.3]

Parisien Café [Canon 5D Mark III, ISO 800, 105mm, 1/100 sec at f/6.3]

January 2017 | Frankfurt | Paris | Doha

It's been a busy travel month for work - which means lots of time spent in airports, airplanes, hotels and meeting rooms - and typically not much time outside. Fortunately I managed to squeeze in a photo walk around both Frankfurt and Paris - so got some much needed photography time - plus a couple of long walks in the bag.

These chairs and tables caught my eye as a colleague and I walked around a very cold Paris in early January - the red contrasting with the pavement and the chrome edging catching some of the reflected orange light (and heat) from the patio heaters.