I’ve worked with various titles at INK Publishing for a few years now, and I’m always super excited to see the layouts and tearsheets when they go to print. Here’s a recent one from Fah Thai magazine, for a story about the Phare Circus in Cambodia.
At the end of last year I had a chance to travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to catch a few shows and go behind the scenes of the newly-opened Phare Circus. The circus originated in Battambang, a bit up country from the famed Angkor Wat locale, but with its success, it soon migrated and opened a second branch. While I was in town–on assignment for Silkwinds Magazine out of Singapore–the performers made several journeys to the town center to raise interest in the show, and we also made it out to the temples for a few action shots. Above are the tearsheets, which look amazing. Though trust me, it’s way better in person.
A few months back, I was lucky enough to travel the length of the Cambodian coast, from Kep to Koh Kong, on assignment for a regional inflight magazine. The week-long journey took me from sleepy backwaters and private islands to beach parties and five-star resort dinners. It was a fantastic trip through a region I hadn’t previously explored. Many thanks to all the wonderful people I met along the way. I’ll be back soon enough. For now though, here are a few images to remember things by.
I took a trip in early June to photograph a travel story in Battambang, Cambodia. Perhaps one of Southeast Asia’s quintessential cliches of a sleepy riverside town. Monks walking down dirt paths, a central market with food stalls and vegetable vendors, lots of afternoon naps, colonial architecture, naked dirty babies, a bit of an arts scene, nearby temples, and the like. There’s even a cave that bats fly out of at night, and a “bamboo” railway that’s not much more than a greedy tourist trap. Which is to say, it’s a great place for a long lazy weekend. I’m a fan. Except for the railway bit. That’s a genuine ripoff. Here are a few photographs from the trip. Enjoy.
I’ll be in Battambang and Siem Reap for the next few days on assignment. My local number is +855.13.965.978. In case you want to call and ask me if my fridge is running. Or give me more work. The latter being obviously better.
These images are from the plane flying in. I promise I’ll get back to posting non-aerial photography in the next post. It’s just that the outskirts of Siem Reap are so odd and photogenic. Lots of mottled greens and browns, with a few rivers thrown in for good measure. And eerily empty. The pilot, between announcements informing us that it would be a “moderately uncomfortable decent”, also pointed out a few of the ancient Angkor water reserves, one of which you can almost see in the top image. Far off in the distance. Just there.