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Ralf Tooten talks Bangkok Noir

German photographer Ralf Tooten talks to me about his best selling photo book Bangkok Noir at sibylle.life. Read the interview here. Photograph by Laure Siegel.

Sacred Skin on Tattoo Maniacs – German TV

Thailand’s sacred tattoos and my book (with Aroon Thaewchatturat) Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos will be featured on Tattoo Maniacs on German TV tomorrow night. Looks like a classy show. Hm. „Tattoomaniacs – Körperkult und Arschgeweih“ – am Mittwoch, 30. November 2016, um 23:15 Uhr bei RTL II

Happy New Year and thanks to all my Readers

(Deutsch) Neu aktualisierte Ausgabe von Reise Know How Thailand ist erschienen.

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(Deutsch) Die 2. Auflage meines CT Angkor und Siem Reap erscheint heute

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Crime Wave Press at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Crime Wave Press, my new Hong Kong based fiction imprint, endeavors to publish the best new crime novels from Asia and about Asia to readers around the globe. And we are in Frankfurt this year. Co-Director Hans Kemp has been presenting CWP at the annual book fair. Crime Wave Press is proud to announce that […]

Lard Yao Peter – Meet a German tattooist extraordinaire!

Lard Yao Peter travels and tattoos. With long steel needles. Peter learned his trade in Lard Yao Prison, also known as Klong Prem or the Bangkok Hilton, Thailand’s notoriously infamous jail, where he spent some time in the 1990s. Spiegel TV has produced an interesting documentary on this extraordinary German. Obviously, the film is in […]

Marc Eberle – Cutting Edge Films on Asia

Check out the new website of German film director Marc Eberle, a long time collaborator who specializes in directing cutting-edge documentaries on Asian subjects. Marc has covered human trafficking on the Indian subcontinent (Nepal’s Sold Out Daughters, 2001), the world’s greatest gathering of human beings, the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India (The Greatest Show […]

Sacred Skin goes global (again) at the Frankfurt Book Fair!

Sacred Skin, top attractions at the booths of Hong Kong publisher Visionary World and UK Distributor Kodansha this year at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

(Deutsch) Die Zeit Kurzfilm über Sacred Skin

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