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Burmese Light reviewed in Wildlife and Landscape Photography Magazine

Burmese Light, a new photo book by Hans Kemp to which I contributed the text, has recently been reviewed in Wildlife and Landscape Photography Magazine. Read another recent review of Burmese Light by Ron Gluckman for The Asia Wall Street Journal.

Burmese Light in The Wall Street Journal

“For the armchair traveler, Mr. Kemp’s “Burmese Light” may be the most entertaining introduction to the country. Originally from the Netherlands, Mr. Kemp has lived in the region since the 1980s and is known for books from Vietnam and Cambodia. “‘Burmese Light’ is really about this moment in transition,” he explained before the book’s launch […]

Aroon Thaewchatturat talks about Sacred Skin @ The.Me

“I tried to capture not just the devotees’ tattoos but who they were. My models were rather shy at first. Most of them were male and taking their clothes off for a female photographer was definitely a challenge for them. But after I had taken a few shots, their confidence increased and they conveyed a […]

Burmese Light reviewed at Once a Bookseller

Author Janet Brown has written a wonderful review on my new non fiction with photographer Hans Kemp, Burmese Light over at Once a Bookseller!!! “In their creative collaboration, Kemp and Vater provide a taste of a country that is transforming itself, documenting Burma as changes began to come. This is far from a typical coffee […]

Burmese Light in The South East Asia Globe

The South East Asia Globe features my new non fiction Burmese Light – with acclaimed photographer Hans Kemp – this month. The book is on its way into shops and should be available on Amazon and elsewhere within the next week. In fact it’s been hovering around # 7 for books on Myanmar on Amazon […]

Burmese Light – The Book Trailer

Check out the book trailer for Burmese Light, my new non fiction book with photographer Hans Kemp, published by Visionary World this month. Reviews: “Whether you are planning a visit or have recently traveled to Myanmar, Hans Kemp’s magnificent photographs combined with Tom Vater’s illuminating text create an unforgettable portrait of a truly remarkable country […]

Burmese Light in Shops around the World very soon!!!!

Sacred Tattoos and Secret Lifestyles

Last month, we had a visit from veteran tattooist Bruce Bart and his wife Jennifer. They were on an Asian road trip and were looking for a tattoo master in Thailand. Their search, quite an adventure, eventually led them to Sacred Skin and to the house I share with my wife, photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat. This […]

Burmese Light featured at Rolf Potts’ Vagablogging

Writer Marco Ferrarese interviews photographer Hans Kemp, with whom I have just published Burmese Light, a new illustrated book on Burma. Read the full interview on Rolf Potts‘ celebrated blog Vagablogging here. Burmese Light: Impressions of the Golden Land is a photographic introduction to Myanmar, the country behind the Bamboo Curtain. Stunning images by award-winning […]

Burmese Light gets full page spread in The Bangkok Post

“A new book offers a visually stunning look at the cultural, geographic, archaeological and ethnic diversity and beauty of a country only now stepping out of the shadows.” writes Ezra Kyril Erker in a full page spread in this Sunday’s Bangkok Post. My new book, put together with photographer Hans Kemp is out now. Read […]

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