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1 Big Style SUP School
dublin
By Rob_Nolan
20 Jan 2016

Promotional Photos for BigStyle Stand Up Paddle Boarding School

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2 Big Style SUP School
dublin
By Rob_Nolan
20 Jan 2016

Promotional Photos for BigStyle Stand Up Paddle Boarding School

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3 Big Style SUP School
dublin
By Rob_Nolan
20 Jan 2016

Promotional Photos for BigStyle Stand Up Paddle Boarding School

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Mount Gonga Te...
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
08 Oct 2015

Final night of the Minya Konka trek in the 500 year old Mount Gonga Temple for 30RMB. Kham, Tibet (Garzê Tibetan Prefecture, Sichuan, China) October 8, 2015.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Sera Llamo's Home
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
16 Sep 2015

The private home of Sera Llamo, a single Tibetan woman, near Sershul Monastery at Shiqu, Garze, Sichuan. September 16, 2015

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Guesthouse at ...
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
09 Sep 2015

A 35RMB/night, single room at a Tibetan guesthouse near Dzogchen Monastery, Kham, Tibet. (Garze, Sichuan, China) September 9, 2015.

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Snorkeling
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
30 Jan 2015

Girl snorkeling at Siquijor Island in the Philippines.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: "Raina's" Home
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
05 Oct 2014

A very humble and cold room in a 3-level Tibetan home, shared with the elderly mother and her teenage daughter. Near Dengzha, Garze, Sichuan, China. October 5, 2014

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: His Holiness G...
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
04 Oct 2014

A new room extension on a traditional 3 level Tibetan home, shared with a teenage girl home for China National Day. (Photographs of the Dalai Lama are forbidden and punishable by law.) Bogu, Dege, Sichuan, China. October 4, 2014.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: A Young Tibeta...
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
02 Oct 2014

The single room house of a young Tibetan couple and their new infant. During the night, the sound of the mice is terrifying and even more so when they burrow under blankets. Near Sidingcuo, Garze, Sichuan Province, China. October 2, 2014.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Tibetan Mounta...
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
28 Sep 2014

A shared room with a Tibetan friend as the men complete their work on making a path through the mountains accessible by automobiles. Near Danba, Sichuan, China. September 28, 2014.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Zhaxi's Childh...
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
25 Sep 2014

The private bedroom from childhood in Zhaxi's family home. Jingai, Sichuan, China. September 25, 2014.

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Behind the Scenes-Oleg the Hunter (wi...
Diupkin Lake
By Berta Tilmantaite
02 Sep 2013

In one of the coldest places on earth, 1000km from the nearest city, in the depths of Siberia, one storyteller braved the deadly cold to tell the story of Oleg, a hunter who lives off the Siberian Taiga. Like Oleg, storyteller Berta Tilmantaite sees beauty and abundance in the harshest climates.

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Algerian treasure
Algeria
By Amel Isseridir
27 Aug 2013

Video about: A race between Algerians to search for treasure.

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Undiscovered Egypt: A Transterra Medi...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
01 May 2013

A Transterra Media Production produced by Ramy Romany, Nigel Hetherington and Seema Mathur. Sizzle Reel, Screenshots and treatment below. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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NuJiang (8 of 25)
NuJiang, Yunnan, China
By Teo Butturini
09 Aug 2012

A man is repairing the electricity cables close to the road, hanging from a rope above the NuJiang River.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Home Along the...
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
29 Mar 2012

A room shared with 2 Belgian cyclists on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan. For one night, 25RMB per person and included coal to heat the room for the evening. Irkeshtam Port, Xinjiang, China on March 29, 2012.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: "LuGuan" At Th...
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2012

A night in a 50RMB "LuGuan" dorm near the most inland point of Asian continent, "The Center of Asia". Sa'ErDaBan, Xinjiang, China. February 12, 2012.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Morning Light
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
06 Dec 2011

A "luguan" where private rooms with public toilets cost 35RMB for a night. A pleasant morning sanctuary from the -18C temperature from mountains and deserts of Xinjiang. Jimsar, Xinjiang, China. December 12, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Edge of the Go...
Xinjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
25 Nov 2011

A very warm and cozy room in the town of Bai Shi Tou, Xinjiang for 25RMB a night. November 25, 2011 on the China side of the Gobi Desert, bordering to Mongolia.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Home on the Ro...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
08 Sep 2011

View from the sleeping area in a Tibetan family's single-room home. Very few hours of sleep as the couple were praying and performing rituals throughout the night. Near MaErBoQu, Tibet Autonomous Region. September 8, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Chinese "ZhuSu...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
07 Sep 2011

A restaurant that also provided a warm and safe place to sleep on the high plateau, for 35RMB. Near BaMu Lake (BaMuCuo), Tibet Autonomous Region on September 7, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Tibetan Tent A...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
30 Aug 2011

Tibetan nomad's tent that will only be used one night as they pack and prepare to move to the lowlands for winter. Southeast shore of Lake Namu (Namucuo), Tibet Autonomous Region. August 30, 2011

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Rest in a Tibe...
Tibet
By Eleanor Moseman
29 Aug 2011

A Tibetan nomad's yak-hair tent used for cooking and daily activities used as a place of rest before crossing a mountain pass to Lake Namu (Namucuo), Tibet Autonomous Region, August 29, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: A Monk's Room
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
21 Jul 2011

The common room where a monk sleeps that is next to a 15RMB/night room of an ancient monastery. Near Dege, Sichuan, China. July 7, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Home of Milkmaids
Sichuan
By Eleanor Moseman
24 Jun 2011

The sleeping corner of 2 milkmaid's home along the mountain pass between Yunnan and Sichuan Province, China. June 24, 2011.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Concrete "Yurt...
Inner Mongolia
By Eleanor Moseman
28 Jun 2010

A modern yurt of concrete on a Mongolian ranch for 30RMB near Hulun Lake, Inner Mongolia, China. June 28, 2010.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: The Place of t...
Inner Mongolia
By Eleanor Moseman
26 Jun 2010

A 25RMB room where a young Mongolian man threatened murder for hours that eventually lead to an unwanted sexual advance. Near Wulan Huadui, Inner Mongolia, China. June 26, 2010

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Passing Along ...
Jiangsu
By Eleanor Moseman
18 May 2010

A room for 45RMB along the Grand Canal where the odor of natural gas took over the room throughout the night. Jiangsu Province, China, May 18, 2010.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: Simple Chinese...
Jiangsu
By Eleanor Moseman
15 May 2010

A traditional Chinese room in a family's home near the Grand Canal for 15RMB, Jiangsu, China. May 15, 2010.

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The Nomad's Chrysalis
TIbet, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Jiangsu
By Eleanor Moseman
07 May 2010

Home of the traveler represents more than a temporary place of rest but a private space for daily reflection and personal exploration. It's a sanctuary where a wanderer allows the stress and worries that come with surviving unknown lands and among strange, yet extraordinary, cultures. A personal temple where the devotee of a path can meditate among their reticent thoughts and boundless emotions with revelations of personal growth, like that of a blooming lotus. The modest space of a nomad that is only decorated with essential possessions and esoteric tools for continuing and planning the migration onward. It's a room of respite that is essential to the personal evolution that occurs during a pilgrimage through the world and life.

This body of work, entitled “The Nomad's Chrysalis”, began in 2010 during a solo bicycle tour around Asia that spanned 2 years. I had begun documenting the rooms as a way to visually record my travel in hopes to draw upon that day's events and emotions. At the time, I was also beginning to develop my profession as an architecture and interior photographer. This compelled me to capture the interesting and unique spaces I lived in. As time passed, there was the realization that this imagery evoked strong and complex emotions while cuing buried memories. The quickly growing collection of spaces developed into an ongoing project that physically identifies my travel while providing a concept for viewers to examine and contemplate.

Revealing little about the personal thoughts and emotions of the artist, this allows an individual interpretation and reaction from the audience. The observer can question what the traveler may have been feeling and thinking: curious of the previous day's events and how the next was anticipated and to be prepared for.

Each room represents a vital stage in development of a travelers as chrysalis is to the world of insects. The room is a habitation where cleaning and recovery occurs while the slow and continuous transformation transpires. These rooms contained a nomad's physical presence and material possessions while also providing a place of solitude to safely discover and meticulously explore her psyche.

(Additional information can be granted per image, upon request.)

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The Nomad's Chrysalis: A Place of Lon...
Zhenjiang
By Eleanor Moseman
07 May 2010

An 80RMB hostel room in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China. May 7, 2010.

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What a Trip! Cycling from Germany to ...
Germany, Tschech Republik, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore
By Maximilian Semsch
02 May 2008

In 2008 Maximilian Semsch at the age of 24 cycled from Munich to Singapore to find out more about himself and to go on a real adventure, as life must be more than just working. He did the journey all by himself, without the help of a professional camera team. As there was no one to talk to, his camera became his best friend during the trip. His journey started in May 2008 in his hometown Munich. His route took him through Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine into Russia and further on to Kazakhstan. Semsch then did hit rock bottom, as he was refused a visa and couldn't enter China. After days of consideration he did decide to skip China and flew to Thailand. His route through south-east Asia took him from Thailand to Cambodia back into Thailand and via Malaysia he finally reached Singapore, after 211 days and 13.500km on his bike. Semsch recorded everything on his trip. The nice and helpful people he bumped into, drinking vodka in Russia with complete strangers and its aftermath of a hangover the next day but he also tells about his fight against loneliness, heat and extreme headwind. He always does it in a very personal way that gives the audience the feeling of sitting on the back of his bike.