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A collection of random musings about life, creativity, humour and wellness

December 7, 2014

Minutes before I shot these I remember walking across a field of rice sweating in the hot sun and struggling not to lose my shoes in the soggy ground.   I looked out on the field and saw these 3 figures efficiently harvesting their crop....I remember thinking " Wow...W...

October 7, 2014

 

See this image....it was not unfamiliar to me the moment I shot it...though I had never met the boy before...or been in that part of the world...it was not the first time I had "seen" and "known" this scene before.  

 

 

I imagine I am not the only photographer out there...

September 29, 2014

 

Four years ago was a very odd point time for me.   I was about midway through a 2 year phase in my life where the universe was determined to test my mettle and force me to redefine my priorities.   It was also a time where I was very private about my photography.   A...

August 18, 2014

The art of weaving is one that was prevalent in many of the regions I travelled to in Cambodia.  The first time I encountered it was when I met this lovely lady on Silk Island.   Ironically she wasn't weaving silk but cotton.   From what I learnt the cost of weaving si...

August 6, 2014

 

 

On the second last day in Cambodia we stopped at a roadside stand  to get what Conor Wall called "street food".   I was imagining  anything but what he gleefully pointed out to me.  MMmmmmmm....snakes.....creepy creepy creepy snakes.

 

 

I never thought about...

July 25, 2014

My greatest photography wish has always been to learn how to "see" light. What does this mean?  Well for me it meant learning to see how my camera will see light...learning how to view and photograph my subject to optimize the effect of light.....I know it sounds like...

July 23, 2014

You guys have seen the image attached to this post before.   It is in my Cambodia Portfolio and is one of my favorite Cambodian portraits.   I loved photographing this monk so much I remember eagerly anticipating the day I could share the image as well as the story in...

May 7, 2014

You know I spent a good solid 30 minutes trying to figure out how to capture these walls.  To be fair I wasn't at my best that day, I had woken up in my Cambodian hotel room with some (TMI coming up...fair warning)...what was I saying...yes...I had woken up with some t...

April 30, 2014

I was sound asleep in the van as our photography workshop group headed back from an early morning shoot at Kompong Phluk (a floating village on the Tonle Sap).   I was just plain knackered but super excited about the images I had shot through out the morning...but that...

April 18, 2014

My partner always likes to make fun of my Cambodian portraits saying that all I was ever really interested in photographing was people with older, craggy faces.   I always counter by saying that I think a face that looks like it has been lived in always tells a better...

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