About Me

Sok Sobi. I enjoy taking pictures of people and places, particular interest in Landscape, People and Travel photography. Pictures and stories that bring Social Awareness and the potential for long term social change or policy are important to me. I use Canon Digital Cameras (EOS 1Ds,1D Mk1,2,4 plus Powershot G11) with a selection of Canon lenses, the 24-105 IS f4L being my favourite at present. I use Lightroom & Photoshop Elements to edit my work. Canon equipment and lenses give me just what I need, reliability and high IQ. I am now living and working in Cambodia, South East Asia, using Phnom Penh as a base to explore the region. I publish stories that are important to me on my blog but always try to give a balanced picture.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Exhibition of the week: Sebastião Salgado – Genesis


 Looks a great exhibition would love to see it but not a chance at present

I sometimes wonder

why do I choose to live in Cambodia ?  The last few days (weeks) have been so hot, topping 34'C during the daytime, and little cooler at night. My apartment has no air conditioning, just fans and it has been pretty much like living inside a fan assisted oven, role on the rainy season.


This guy has the right idea, stay in the shade and sleep. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, so they say (but not this Englishman)

 

Oh my GOD

my favourite little sidewalk restaurant (TINAT) has closed for the Khmer New Year, where am I going to eat now. Closed for 3 days, suppose I will have to search out a dew other places (man of habit) or loose a few pound.

 


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Khmer New Year

also known as Chol Chnam Thmay.

Held in mid-April, the festival occurs in 3 days (4 days for leap year). Each festival day has a different name:
The first day is named “Moha Songkran” (or Chol sangkran Chmay)
The second day is named “Wanabat” ( or Wonbof)
The third day is named “Tngai Laeung Saka” ( or Lom Sak)
The forth day (only in leap years) is also named Wonbof
In this holiday, people usually visit each other, wish each other fortune, health, prosperity and join many fun games together.

Will nopefully be out getting some pictures from the 14th of April.