Maystone Studio Blog

Ask me anything   Hello and welcome to our Maystone-Studio blog. Film, Photography, Cooking, Baking are our specialities. We're based in Beijing, China. Have a look at our website www.maystonestudio.com

Fresh walnut and  cranberry bread at our home studio. Nothing beats the smell and taste of fresh bread, love it!

Fresh walnut and  cranberry bread at our home studio. Nothing beats the smell and taste of fresh bread, love it!

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#fresh  #bread  #maystonestudio  #beijing  #china  #photography  #food  #homemade 

Hidden away in small villages across China’s Guangxi province are the Dong ethnic group. The Dong are one of China’s 56 ethnic minorities and are primarily located in the SanJiang region, each village, regardless of size, is entered through a traditional Dong style bridge and holds a central courtyard with tower. This National holiday I was lucky enough to spend my time in one of the smaller villages and observe traditional Dong culture, which is famous for it’s songs and dance. With modern day life luring many of the younger Dong generations away to big cities, I wonder how much longer authentic Dong culture will remain. However, even with many of the remaining residents being older, if not retired, the performances were packed with an enormous amount of energy and excitement. A giant banquet followed in the central courtyard, with households throughout the village bringing dishes of various flavour and colour to share with locals and vistors alike.

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#dong  #china  #ethnic  #minority  #guangxi  #culture  #maystonestudio  #sanjiang  #old  #dance  #song  #history  #amazing 

Yonghegong Lama temple, Beijing

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#temple  #beijing  #china  #buddha  #buddhism  #maystonestudio  #explore  #yonghegong  #lama 

Had an excellent time at our home studio a few weeks back shooting this lovely couple and their bump! Only a few more days to go until the new arrival, exciting times, can’t wait to see the little one back at the studio for another shoot!

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#maystonestudio  #photography  #baby  #babies  #pregant  #happy  #beijing  #china  #love 

Cup One - The Story of One Cup from Maystone Studio on Vimeo.

Cup One - The Story of One Cup.

A quick video we made for Cup One, a cafe in Wangjing, Beijing.

In China? You can watch the video here http://i.youku.com/anmingxiu and follow the tabs to the videos

— 1 month ago
#beijing  #china  #cup one  #maystonestudio  #cafe  #coffee  #cappuccino  #advert  #explore 
A pasta dish whipped together from ingredients bought at Sanyuanli market today. Love it, can’t wait to head back there for more ingredients. Beijing, China

A pasta dish whipped together from ingredients bought at Sanyuanli market today. Love it, can’t wait to head back there for more ingredients. Beijing, China

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#beijing  #china  #sanyuanli  #market  #food  #cooking  #maystonestudio  #pasta  #homemade 

Autumn in Beijing from Maystone Studio on Vimeo.

So autumn is nearly here again. Wondering what Beijing is like at this time of year? Check out the video.

Also:

For part 1 - ‘Winter in Beijing’ click the link below.
vimeo.com/58973121

For part 2 - ‘Spring in Beijing’ click the link below.
vimeo.com/66738259

For part 3 - ‘Summer in Beijing’ click the link below.
vimeo.com/74709964

在中国不会看见, 你可以在优酷看 - http://i.youku.com/anmingxiu

If you’re in China, these vimeo videos are blocked, but you can watch them on youku - http://i.youku.com/anmingxiu 

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#beijing  #china  #autumn  #maystonestudio  #explore  #video  #documentary  #北京  #中国 

A few shots from our shoot at Cafe Clark for Kinfolk online China. We were honoured to be the first to shoot kinfolk material here in China. Cafe Clark is on the East side of Beijing, go check it out, great coffee.

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#cafe  #coffee  #maystonestudio  #beijing  #china 

1949 and King’s Joy, two impressive restaurants in China’s capital offering up some delicious food and stunning environments. Shot for Lifestyle Beijing magazine.

— 3 months ago
#maystonestudio  #food  #beijing  #china  #magazine  #photography  #explore