Faces of Asia

Producer: Studio Shen a.k.a. Wendy Kegels
Project: Faces of Asia
Skills: Photography, traveling, travel photography, expo
Events: Travel Storytelling Festival, Lucky Number Three
Production period: January – July 2015
W hile traveling through South-East Asia for 7 months, I started to capture people I encountered in the most remote places.

The starting point for my photo series Faces of Asia was the question: “Is it better to be poor or rich to be happy?” The people I met while travelling in Asia didn’t seem to need much to be happy. There is a remarkable difference between the Western and the Eastern world. Obviously poverty doesn’t make anyone happy, but neither does capitalism. Finding the balance between having little and being happy is an attitude towards life that inspires me.