The boats of Hanoi, part 2

[ad#intheboatshed-post] I promised a few more of my brother Matt’s photos from Hanoi, and here they are. You can see the earlier post here. There’s an interesting thread on Vietnamese boats at the Woodenboat Forum and an English language website devoted to the boats of Vietnam here. Don’t miss something good! If you’d like to […]

The boats of Hanoi, Vietnam

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Small boats of North Vietnam Just back from a business trip to Hanoi, my brother Matt Atkin has sent me these photos from the country. He reports that North Vietnam is an astonishing place where goods are still moved using carts and oxen, and from these photos it’s a place where traditional small boats […]

Will Stirling and Dave Balaam sail from Devon to Jersey in a 14ft Stirling and Son clinker-built dinghy

  In early May Will Stirling and Dave Balaam set off across the Channel from Start Point in a 14ft Stirling and Son sailing dinghy – and arrived in St Helier, Jersey after 37.5 hours at sea. The photos show Will and Dave arriving at St Helier (courtesy of the Jersey Evening post), the moment before leaving […]

More of Matt Atkin’s painterly photographs – this time, from Mumbai

I doubt many people who visit Mumbai take time out of their business or holiday schedule to photograph boats, but my brother Matt Atkin did so, and the results he came back with more than justify taking his beloved Leica down to the waterfront. Quite a few of these shots would look well on an artist’s […]

Photographer Matthew Atkin in Thailand

Matt Atkin’s photos from Thailand I never cease to be amazed by my brother Matthew Atkin’s beautiful photos of boats in the Far East. It seems amazing and wonderful that Western and Eastern water craft should still be so different  in a globalised and homogenous era, and also given that the physics of water, the […]

More of Matt Atkin’s Hong Kong photos

My brother Matt Atkin and his family are greatly enjoying living in Hong Kong, and he continues to take many photographs of the island itself and the Far East destinations he visits for work and on holiday. He’s recently sent me an armful of photos of the boats of Thailand that I’ll put up shortly; […]