About Adam

Adam Martin, Shinigawa Station, Tokyo

Welcome to asianimages-adammartin.com
Adam Martin is an Australian photographer now based in Saigon, Vietnam specializing in travel/documentary photography. Through the art of photography, Adam tries to capture the very essence of the people he meets on his journey through Asia and responds to the beauty & ruggedness of street scenes and landscapes.

The asianimages-adammartin blog is primarily dedicated to Adam's photography with a few other snippets thrown in.

To see a selection of images click: Photographs by Country on the Home page.

By scanning through the images you'll be able to travel with Adam and see Asia from his perspective.

Me and Mum

Photographs are available for purchase, just 

If you have something in mind for a photo shoot, concept or even a suggestion for a sensational picture opportunity send an email to:  

The concept of this website is to display photographs from my journeys throughout Asia and to promote some of my commercial work for restaurants, cafes, websites, sporting clubs etc.

One of my favourite quotes comes from a conversation between a wealthy New York socialite and a renowned photographer. I think I stole this quote from "Sean and David's Long Drive." by Sean Conlon.

She visits an exhibition hosted by the photographer and marvels at his images announcing,

“These are magnificent photographs – you must have an fantastic camera.”

Sometime after this event the photographer is invited to the socialite’s home for a dinner party. On being served his meal he comments to her,

” What a fantastic meal, you must have an excellent oven!”

As in all things, the quality is in how the craftsman uses his tools rather than the quality or cost of his/her equipment. 

Painting is an art form, as is sculpture, music, cooking and photography. 

Digital cameras certainly make it easier to get great images but a truly fantastic photograph is in the visualization, understanding, balance, composition, theme, contrast, colors (or lack of) and of course the play of light. But being able to do this consistently is the key to being a photographer.

With my photography I am capturing what I see around me, generally day to day scenes or activities. People going about their everyday lives in exotic locations. The subjects generally aren't posing and more often than not, unaware that something about them has caught my attention. This allows me to try and capture their essence or at the very least how I perceive that person.

In turn this applies to landscapes, architecture or street scenes. Rather than just take a “happy snap” I put a lot of thought into the planning and execution of virtually all my shots. 

But having said that, a few are what I like to think of as stolen moments when everything is in place and a “shoot from the hip” attitude captures that split second in history.

Adam Martin

Contact Adam 

Many more images that aren't seen on this site are available for sale in a wide variety of formats via the  Adam Martin Asian Images website. Photographs are available as full sized mounted prints ready to hang, to canvas images, right through to postcard size.

Countries Photographed
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Borneo
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Tibet
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • Burma
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

Travel companies I have worked with.

  • Intrepid Travel
  • GAP Adventures
  • Travel Indochina
  • Wide Eyed Tours
  • Grasshopper Adventures
  • RAW Travel
  • Hoi An Motorcycle Adventures
  • Saigon Unseen Moto Tours
  • APT  (Australian Pacific Tours)

Adam, according to the Internet

Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception 

ENFPs are initiators of change, keenly perceptive of possibilities. They energize and stimulate others through their contagious enthusiasm. They prefer the start-up phase of a project or relationship, and are tireless in the pursuit of new-found interests. ENFPs are able to anticipate the needs of others and to offer them needed help and appreciation. They bring zest, joy, liveliness, and fun to all aspects of their lives. They are at their best in fluid situations that allow them to express their creativity and use their charisma. They tend to idealize people, and can be disappointed when reality fails to fulfill their expectations. They are easily frustrated if a project requires a great deal of follow-up or attention to detail.

ENFPs generally have the following traits:

  • Project-oriented
  • Bright and capable
  • Warmly, genuinely interested in people; great people skills
  • Extremely intuitive and perceptive about people
  • Able to relate to people on their own level
  • Service-oriented; likely to put the needs of others above their own
  • Future-oriented
  • Dislike performing routine tasks
  • Need approval and appreciation from others
  • Cooperative and friendly
  • Creative and energetic
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Natural leaders, but do not like to control people
  • Resist being controlled by others
  • Can work logically and rationally - use their intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it
  • Usually able to grasp difficult concepts and theories 

ENFPs are lucky in that they're good a quite a lot of different things. An ENFP can generally achieve a good degree of success at anything which has interested them. However, ENFPs get bored rather easily and are not naturally good at following things through to completion. Accordingly, they should avoid jobs which require performing a lot of detailed, routine-oriented tasks. They will do best in professions which allow them to creatively generate new ideas and deal closely with people. They will not be happy in positions which are confining and regimented. 

The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ENFP. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed.

Possible Career Paths for the ENFP:

  • Consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Actor
  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Politician / Diplomat
  • Writer / Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Television Reporter
  • Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, or Computer Specialist
  • Scientist
  • Engineer

Chinese Zodiac - Dragon

Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.

While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast!

Considering their hard-working nature, Dragons are healthy overall. They do get stressed and suffer from periodic tension/headaches, likely because they take so many risks. Dragons could benefit from incorporating mild activity into their lives. Yoga or walking would be good as these activities can work both their minds and their bodies.

Dragons prefer leading to being led. Jobs that allow them to express their creativity are good choices. 

Dragons will give into love, but won’t give up their independence. Because they have quick, sometimes vengeful tempers, their partners need to be tough-skinned. Dragons enjoy others who are intriguing, and when they find the right partners, they’ll usually commit to that person for life.

Wood Dragons – 1904 and 1964

Wood Dragons also are willing to entertain the opinions of others. Their artistic side is strong, and Wood Dragons enjoy being creative and innovative. They get along with others, but will always be the dominating force.


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