How to Purong !

I am 100% sure that my Purong documentary photography project will inspire the next big fashion trend on the catwalks of Paris, London, Milan and New York :)

The Purong look has already been appropriated by Die Antwoord. See the Vice legends animation featuring the appropriately named Ninja here.

To keep the momentum going  I asked my partner to put together a quick how to do the Purong/Ninja gallery ( Thanks Samelyn & Jhunjie).

Its a pretty straightforward look to accomplish. Any questions let me know.


Baskitan, Long term Basketball documentary photography project featured on National Geographic.

My long term documentary photography project on Baskitan ( Basketball in the Philippines) was featured on National Geographic as photo of the day and for the month of March.

I have amassed around 500 plus shots of makeshift basketball courts
around southern Cebu,  Philippines some of which can be seen here.

The Basketball project is itself part of a decade long project documenting typologies in South East Asia.

Other subsets of this long term photographic series include an International Photography Award winning fine art photography project on electricity cables in Thailand, a documentary on the red light district in Pattaya, Thailand that feautred in Vice and most recently a series on Islam inspired street fashion  in Cebu Philippines, called Art of the Purong. 

I am currently back in London, England and working on several new documentary and fine art photography projects.


Richard James Daniels

Corporate Photography Work : The Jim Thompson Silk Story

The Jim Thompson Silk Story. Thailand.

Richard Daniels & Frank Fuller documented the Thai silk story for Jim Thompson, the largest producer of Thai silk in the world.

The project was shot over 3 months in the North East Isaan region of
Thailand. Nearly 8,000 images were shot documenting the entire Thai Silk
process for Jim Thompson’s stock library.

For stock library / corporate photography and videography enquiries in the Philippines, Thailand,  Dubai and further afield contact

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