a j a n i photography: Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park

When I first travelled to Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park in central China, a few years ago, I had no idea that the trip would be as tumultuous as it was.

Travelling from Chengdu, in Sichuan province, to  Jiuzhaigou, was supposedly an eight hour journey, but ended up becoming a very uncomfortable, fifteen hour bus ride.

Firstly, most of our journey to the park including bumper to bumper traffic, so getting there within the projected eight hours was impossible, especially given the geography of the mountainous regions that we were traversing.

Secondly, I was sitting in close proximity to an old Chinese man who had urinated himself at the beginning of our trip, and the smell was unbearable. Fortunately, his trip ended prior to ours, about halfway to the national park.

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a j a n i photography: Cosmic Allure

When the art and science of photography was first invented during the early 1820s, the earliest photographers diverged in two directions -- one group set out to document the world around them in a straightforward manner and the other group aimed to create beautiful surrealistic images that challenged the notion of human perception.

Through their experimentation, the latter group of early photographers discovered double exposure photography by accident and the unique style has persisted ever since.

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Short Film: “Jetman Dubai: Young Feathers 4K" By XDubai

A professional pilot, Yves Rossy sought to move out of the cockpit in the continuous pursuit of flight through innovation and ingenuity to achieve mankind’s dream of engine-powered flight for humans.

Drawn initially to the world of free fall, he experimented with ways to increase his flight time and enhance his ability to select his trajectory, which introduced him to sky surfing and wing suit base jumping.

Still not satisfied, he developed his first real wing comprised of a rigid harness integrated into inflatable wing panels that he strapped to his back. The next step was towards maintaining and gaining altitude by improving efficiency with a rigid wing and adding propulsion. And thus, Jetman was born.

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Short Film: "Retrowave" By Florian Renner

Germany's Florian Renner directed an animated a cool 80s-inspired short animation entitled "Retrowave".

The project basically combines the worlds of "Back To The Future" and "Tron" by turning a DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid (as per the fictional world of "Tron").

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a j a n i photography: The Atomium

I first photographed the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium at the age of 15 using film and my first SLR camera -- the Canon EOS Elan II. With that said, I have been meaning to post my pictures of the structure online since the early 2000s.

I have traveled all over Belgium (and Western Europe), I miss Belgian culture  quite a bit and I hope to visit Brussels and the rest of the country again soon.

To this day, the Atomium is still one of the most unique structures that I have photographed and it was first constructed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.

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Restarting My Photography Career

My photography portfolio was recently redesigned and re-launched, so check it out if you’re interested in photography and in my career as a photographer.

A happy coincidence: as I was working on redesigning my portfolio, two well known publications spotlighted my work. Design You Trust recently published a story on my photographic essay on Beijing’s newly destroyed Wonderland amusement park and on the same day, Jay Z’s Life + Times published a 15-page article on my career.

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Video: "Realistic Mario: Mushrooms" By Pete Holmes

Check out a video about what would realistically happen to Mario after eating any one of the many magical mushrooms that appear throughout the iconic Mario Brothers video game series.

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Interview: Chase Jarvis By Tim Ferriss For CreativeLive

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Serial entrepreneur and adventurer Tim Ferriss recently stopped by the CreativeLive studios to chat with his friend and CL co-founder Chase Jarvis.

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Video: "MCA-DAY "Buddhist Monks" By KNARF New York

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Below, feel free to watch an unconventional and impressive promotion for MCA-DAY -- an annual tribute to musician, humanitarian and one of my favorite musicians; Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

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Video: "Burj Khalifa Pinnacle Base Jump" By Skydive Dubai

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Base jumping has been growing in popularity over the course of the last decade and base jumping videos are some of my favorite to watch.

Recently, French skydivers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet pulled off an amazing jump from Dubai's Burj Khalifa and the awesome feat can be viewed below.

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