Any time spent in a foreign land opens up a myriad of possibilities for photographing the people and places especially more so at leisure than from a rushed perspective of a tourist.
Spending time soaking up the atmosphere and ambience along with observing the day to day lives of locals led me to reimagine the many scenes I witnessed in black and white for this piece. The essence captured in these images tell a story of a country that’s steeped in cultural heritage while on the brink of embracing Western culture with the sole aim to satisfy a booming international tourism industry that’s slowly but surely eroding the fabric of traditional Cambodian society.
This is my journey through the interiors of a once vast and revered Kingdom culminating in thousands of images I shot and a tribute to the many people along the way who opened my eyes and ears and were my spiritual guides over a period of three years.
“I prefer to see the good where there sometimes appears to be none, I prefer to showcase the positive where sometimes none may exist”. This is how I hope to share these 48 frames of visual narratives with you.