My name is John Salvino and I live and work in Beijing. I moved here from Toronto in January of 2018 to start a new job, it’s been such a great experience, I’m really enjoying my time here!
As part of my first job here, I was lucky to be able to travel around China and do photography! So far I’ve been to 15 cities in China: Beijing, Shenyang, Qingdao, Chongqing, Hohhot, Nanjing, Hefei, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Xi’an, Yangshuo, and Guilin, with hopefully many more to come. I’ve also managed to visit Hong Kong, Macau, and Taipei.
As well, during Spring Festival a few years ago, I spent two weeks traveling through Vietnam, and then visited Thailand later in the year.
For many years I worked in corporate IT, but eventually I wanted to do something more creative, so in 2015 I left my corporate job and started doing freelance web development, with the intention of travelling more often. I had wanted to see China for years, for longer than just a couple of weeks, so in 2017 I decided that working here would be the best way to spend a long time here and really immerse myself in the language and culture.
I started this site to help share my love of photography.
If you look through my photos, you’ll see that I mainly like shooting cities and architecture, with a little bit of landscape mixed in. Living in Asia is amazing for all three types!
But no matter what type of photo I take, I always try to show the world in a different way, from a different perspective.
Back in 2016 I visited Iceland, it was such a different experience from shooting in a big city. There were so many incredible landscape photography opportunities there, here are some photos I took while I was there. It really helped fuel my desire to do more travel photography.