I have two moods: happy and cranky. Mostly I'm happy. Besides hanging out with my beautiful and brilliant wife, my 9 year old daughter and my weeks-old son, taking pictures is my favourite thing. These things always make me happy.
I live and work in public relations in Beijing and I travel mostly to Hong Kong and occasionally to other parts of the region, such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Ulaanbaatar. I'm currently reading The Economist, Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan,The Prince by Niccola Machiavelli translated by Rufus Goodwin, The Moment it Clicks by Joe McNally, Boing Boing and your email, and listening to public broadcasting podcasts, with a side-order of Gilbert and Sullivan.
I shoot with a Nikon D80, a normal prime, a super-wide and a versatile zoom. I carry a Panasonic FX38 in my bag for when the SLR is not around.
I help administer several Flickr pools, including The Bars and Cafes of China, Images of Communism and Beard Papa's Cream Puffs.
I was really proud to get a photo into the 24 Hours of Flickr book.
- Peru Photos 49,577 photos, 2,604 members
- Jackson Heights 740 photos, 91 members
- Foursquare Day - Tampa 184 photos, 11 members
- Foursquare Day 508 photos, 85 members
- romano's macaroni grill 2 photos, 8 members
- Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center 2,027 photos, 330 members
- STS-130 178 photos, 68 members
- Tampa Bay 35,056 photos, 1,538 members
- Florida State Fair 2010 112 photos, 18 members
- The Best Helicopter Shots 45,977 photos, 2,205 members
- London 1,133,450 photos, 37,180 members
- Hyde Park 4,927 photos, 710 members
- StreetArt - PariS 108,780 photos, 2,419 members
- Paris Churches / Eglises parisiennes 10,709 photos, 1,147 members
- Paris 445,930 photos, 49,866 members
- The NYC Subway 53,487 photos, 16,221 members
- flickr one million club (GROUP NOW CLOSED) 103 photos, 74 members
- Favorites: 60 37,026 photos, 5,672 members
- Beijing Playhouse 167 photos, 11 members
- One Million Plus Flickr Views 1 photo, 10 members
- Flickr Stats 254 photos, 162 members
- Nikon School 1,705 photos, 32 members
- Katz's Deli 225 photos, 93 members
- Upper West Side 5,713 photos, 302 members
- Central Park 43,320 photos, 4,495 members
- New York City 839,938 photos, 58,819 members
- MoMA 7,605 photos, 1,324 members
- guggenheim museum new york 289 photos, 321 members
- Over 10000 Views 19,555 photos, 1,925 members
- Genres 821 photos, 1,145 members
- Favorites: 50 56,211 photos, 8,202 members
- Views: 10,000 45,619 photos, 6,942 members
- Flickr 888 4,531 photos, 9,992 members
- Nikon Capture NX Users Group 97,515 photos, 4,567 members
- Nikon Digital Learning Center 2,146,392 photos, 88,962 members
- Shuitou, Fujian Province, China (水头) 51 photos, 10 members
- Singapore 220,301 photos, 7,047 members
- Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX (F2.8 11-16mm) 99,556 photos, 7,048 members
- Nikon Porn 7,151 photos, 3,588 members
- 서울 | Seoul 29,275 photos, 1,256 members
- sanrio 15,813 photos, 1,005 members
- Favorites: 35 34,449 photos, 5,531 members
- ZhouShan,ZheJiang,China 229 photos, 18 members
- Seoul Photo Club 9,065 photos, 822 members
- MUJI / 無印良品 2,181 photos, 1,655 members
- Lan Kwai Fong 598 photos, 26 members
- Favorites: 40 40,091 photos, 7,420 members
- Views: 5000 87,513 photos, 8,693 members
- Hong Kong 香港 362,130 photos, 15,820 members
- Strobist.com 606,506 photos, 123,759 members
"Xiaming exhibits phenomenal energy through his lenses. He holds a genuine interest in people and places. Worldly and humble, he possesses the fiercest attention to detail.
In less than one year, this photostream has inspired, amused and challenged me . I am honored to know this scholar & gentleman, and feel privilege in calling him a friend.
(If Flickr was a belief system to me, Xiaming would become an “Icon of the Faith.”)"
June 2nd, 2006
"Xia Ming is the first Flickr Friend i know from Beijing. and he really got sharp eyes to find the beauty of life and China.and as you see, he loves drains very much and a lot of pix of that.
its interesting to see his pix of Beijing .
February 16th, 2006
- Ming Xia
- August 2005
- Beijing, China
- I am:
- Male and Taken