Meesh came out to join me in Chiang Mai which was brilliant. We were rushing about on a new trusty steed and here’s a selection from the week. The little tableau below of putting the ‘Krathongs’ into the river was a special moment, and summed up the feeling (So difficult to capture the mix of… Continue reading Chiang Mai and Loy Krathong
My last few days in northern Laos, saw me racing away from the middle-class white masses in Luang Prabang (I admit it, I panicked and ran!) and heading north by bus then boat up to Muang Ngor, via Nong Kiaw. Bliss, after the hoards in L.P. I have to confess though, at this stage, that when… Continue reading Luang to Muang via Nong or something.
Armed with another 100cc Honda automatic motorbike, I set off from Thakhek on my 4-5 day loop. I spent hours rumbling along, scouring out the villages and caves to bring you the pick of the litter. My journey recording life in and along the mighty Mekong continues north……. These were Mahaxay village. An overnight with… Continue reading Looping the loop in Khammouane
Entering at night on a small fishing boat from Cambodia, into the 4000 islands region of the Mekong delta, really gave me a “where the fuck am I” feeling. No roads, lots of steamy jungle, no English and a completely different vibe with the locals. The mighty Mekong rushing along in flood is awe inspiring. Shit… Continue reading Suprises in Southern Laos
A few hours south of Siem Reap on the bus is Bardambang. An amazing night market is on when I arrive which is all linked to the upcoming Water Festival….Some superb eating to be done his evening! DAY 1 Serenity at a Buddhist Temple, kids larking about in the canal and more market shenanigans. A random… Continue reading BatdamBANG – Buddhists, Balloons, Bottles and more
I’ve been in Cambodia for less than a week and seen only a small part of the country, around Siem Reap and the Tonle Sap Lake, yet am amazed by the richness and verity of life here . Floating villages, bustling markets, vibrant, loud festivals, lush green countryside and the inevitable temples. It’s exotic, bright, colourful,… Continue reading Temples, tuktuks and Siem Reap
A last visit to my favourite location in Chinatown. The whole idea of coming to Bangkok and diving straight into the heart of the old city, was that I wanted to get comfortable photographing people and to shoot more portraits. I have the perfect low-light lens for it – so I thought I’d better start with myself! Shave… Continue reading The Ice Axe and other portraits