Tag Archive: photography

Nov 07

Monday Memories: Flying into Siem Reap

You would be forgiven for thinking by now we’d be jaded travellers. We’ve travelled to over seventy-something countries, we’ve been to hundreds of cities and towns, scores in the past few years alone, and we’ve been to dozens of places, the places we become smitten with, many times. As you can see, we’re not very …

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Oct 31

Monday Memories: Phnom Penh and the Wet Season

We arrived in Phnom Penh at the start of the wet season. I looked at my iPhone’s weather report and every day was represented by the thunderstorm symbol. At this time of year it can rain every two out of three days. And it did. We were on assignment to do a travel piece, and …

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Oct 24

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 my perspiration from the constant humidity. Late afternoon is my …

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Oct 17

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 other images that have just as much impact but didn’t …

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Oct 10

Monday Memories: Monks En Masse in Bangkok 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? Wide shot, mid shot, close-up. That’s what I was taught when studying filmmaking at university. And I think it holds true for …

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