Photographs of Sanya: China’s “Hawaii”

Sanya Biel Calderon_01

Looking for a break from the Beijing ‘fog’, photographers Biel Calderon and Mark Esplin decided to travel to Sanya, an Island and famous tourist destination in Southern China. ‘We felt it would be intriguing to collaborate given that we both grew up in a similar environment to Sanya – Mallorca and Torquay respectively. The concept was to collectively document our experience. Inspired by Christopher Anderson’s quote “My work is a truth, but it is my truth, my experience” we felt it would be interesting for two photographers, with different styles, to approach one story,’ said Calderon.

Sanya China

Sanya china

Sanya MarkEsplin_01

Sanya china

Sanya China

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Sanya China

Sanya China

Sanya China


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  • Brodie Quinn

    Cool shots, I also spent sometime down on the island of Hainan, but didn’t go to Sanya. Instead went to the Dongjiao Coconut Plantation further north (and much quieter).
    Here’s some of my images from the island:

  • Biel

    Thanks Brodie

    Yes, I guess the Dongjiao Coconut Plantation is much quieter 😉 Anyway, we went there during off season.

    Nice photos yours also btw.


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