A visual map of global encounters is found in the images produced by Ian Stanley. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he spent most of his younger life in Western Canada before heading out to live in diverse countries such as Cambodia, Germany, Ghana, Nepal, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. His work also took him to China, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Japan, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Europe.

Ian is currently living in Dili, Timor Leste.