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Monday Memories: A Boy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Monday Memories: A Boy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

It was a miserable afternoon in Phnom Penh. But for a photographer who is on assignment – essentially selling a destination – this had to be seen as a challenge, rather than something to dampen the spirits more than the sporadic showers; showers that mixed with...
Monday Memories: A Blur of Monks in Bangkok Thailand

Monday Memories: A Blur of Monks in Bangkok Thailand

In last week’s Monday Memories post I mentioned that there were several other photos in my ‘finals’ folder that I had taken at the mass alms-giving that was Visakha Bucha Day. However, sometimes, when you have a specific layout for your photographs in mind, you can overlook...
Monks in Bangkok, Visakha Bucha Day, Thailand

Monks in Bangkok, Visakha Bucha Day, Thailand

When there are 12,600 Buddhist monks from southern Thailand in one street of Bangkok at once, where, as a photographer, do you start trying to document the mass alms-giving that was Visakha Bucha Day? The answer, of course, is to not panic and keep it simple....
Photographing Prasat Phanom Rung Temple, Thailand

Photographing Prasat Phanom Rung Temple, Thailand

The Prasat Phanom Rung Temple in Thailand’s Isaan region is stunning. Visiting the temple at dawn, when only the temple dogs are awake, is a sublime experience. When we visited a few months ago there had been overnight rain and the sky was quickly clearing. We...
Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

There are many in Thailand who believe that traditional home-cooked Thai food is becoming a thing of the past. This image of Bangkok’s junior MasterChef gave me some hope that wasn’t the case. Pre-packaged curry pastes and even entire Thai dishes that were historically the...
Sipping Singha Beer in Bangkok

Sipping Singha Beer in Bangkok

We love eating street food on the footpaths of Bangkok. But if there is a downside, it’s the sweltering heat and often stifling humidity that nearly constantly hangs over the city. There is a cure though. And that cure is beer. Icy cold beer, like...
Can We Photograph Your Cows?

Can We Photograph Your Cows?

We left the Khmer temples of Prasat Phanom Rung and nearby Prasat Muang Tam that we’d woken at 4am to drive to, in order to capture them at their best at magic hour, and we began our drive back to Korat and on to another Khmer temple...
Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

Our safari guide, Edward, is his usual cheery self when we meet at 6.15am for an early morning game drive. As Edward has already shown us the Big Five — the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino — on the previous two days’ drives, he is...
Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

What constitutes a portrait photo? How do you go about capturing a good portrait of a person? And do you need permission? These are some of the questions readers have asked me via email in relation to our August Grantourismo contest. What is a portrait?...