2020 / People / Culture

The Return of Lady Octopus

  • Company
    The Art of Travel Medicine
  • Photographer
    Robin Yong

The Venice Carnevale, easily the world's most beautiful festival, characterised by the Masked Costumers. Naturally, during this very crowded event, the best Masks are found in the most elusive locations. A Masked Costumer poses for a photo at the Acqua Alta Libreria, named as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world...they say in Venice, all fairy tales and fantasies come true...

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful.