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Monday Memories: Love at First Click of the Camera

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The clouds had been threatening all morning, but with a few commissions with tight deadlines for stories on our trip to Mount Kulen we had no choice but to keep riding through the jungle so I could photograph the ruins of the so-called lost city of Mahendraparvata in northern Cambodia, a few hour's drive from Siem ...

Monday Memories: Student Stretches at Battambang Circus School

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In the latest edition of my reflections on photography series Monday Memories, a young student stretches at Battambang circus school in northwest Cambodia. Ouch. Over the last few months I've spent some time behind the scenes taking photographs of performers under the big top at Phare Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap, as well as at Phare ...

Monday Memories: Traditional Shadow Puppet Show in Phnom Penh

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Unlike the jazz gig I shot that I reflected upon in last week’s Monday Memories post, I was totally unprepared to photograph the traditional shadow puppet show in Phnom Penh that we checked out when we were recently in town. We had been travelling in Cambodia for a few very intensive days with Backyard Travel ...

Monday Memories: Kind of Blue

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I have to give Doors bar and restaurant in Phnom Penh some kudos for giving the Cambodia capital a great live music venue and supporting the local jazz scene. On the night I took this photograph, a talented jazz combo were performing a wonderful set from the Miles Davis’ classic album Kind of Blue. The drummer (pictured) was ...

Monday Memories: Missed Monsoonal Moments

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While we love to settle into a place for a while, the luxury of staying longer in a destination also has some drawbacks when it comes to me getting work done photographically – and in a timely fashion. There have been many missed monsoonal moments in recent months. Here in Siem Reap in Cambodia during the ...

Monday Memories: Behind The Scenes at a Ca Tru Concert in Hanoi

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Lately I’ve been taking a few more risks than usual as a photographer, when it comes to deciding what images to send to publishers to accompany our stories. Sometimes photographers don't have a choice. Here's why... I have been doing a lot more backstage photography, such as the images I shot behind the scenes at ...

Monday Memories: A Moment at Hoi An Market

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We’ve been working on food stories here in Hoi An, Vietnam, which translates to eating oodles of noodles. We've averaged one bowl of the local favourite, cao lầu, per day. Having worked our way through the street stalls, backstreet eateries and restaurants sampling the dish, we headed to Hoi An Market to try the renditions there. ...

Monday Memories: Photographing Tet Celebrations in Hoi An

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It was Tet in Hoi An, Vietnam. Tet or Vietnamese New Year is a great time to visit this charming town and we were feeling good about being here for the celebrations. I was particularly excited about the prospecting of photographing Tet in Hoi An. Because there were midnight fireworks, I had taken my tripod out for ...

Pure Photography – Terence on Tumblr

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As you can tell by the dearth of new stories on our site so far this year, we’ve been busy with our ‘day jobs’. As Lara explained in her last post, we had so much writing and photography work that we decided to slow down and stay on in Hanoi in an apartment before exploring ...

Monday Memories: Coasting Over Sydney

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When most people think of Sydney they probably imagine the photographic landmarks of this bright, sun-friendly city. Sure these kinds of icons – and yes, I'm loathe to use that word – exist in other great capital cities around the world, but in Sydney the landmarks don't exist without context. Sydney's harbour is incredibly beautiful. It frames ...

Monday Memories: Curry Noodles in Kuala Lumpur

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Foraging for street food in Asia can be heaven or hell, as I was reminded recently after slurping a bowl of curry noodles in Kuala Lumpur. Sometimes you end up with a dish that makes your day — all for the price of a cold drink at a ‘real' restaurant and sometimes you wish you’d just ...

Monday Memories: Instagram iPhone Snapshot from a Seaplane

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While I never need to hear "you have the best job in the world" ever again, we do get to go to some cool places and do some interesting things. Then we go back to the hotel room or apartment and spend hours fine-tuning words and photographs, while those on holidays get to fire off a ...