When I first visited Cambodia in 2001 as a wide-eyed backpacker I was instantly seduced by the unique pulse of the country; its dusty red roads, the hot breeze in the evening, the shabby colonial architecture and the youthful energy of its capital, Phnom Penh. Since then, my focus as a photographer and filmmaker has rarely shifted from the people of Cambodia and its recent post-conflict history.
I am not alone in this obsession. I have been collaborating on two documentary films that profile prominent Cambodian figures films with artist/filmmaker, Tim Corrigan. These have been personal projects, supported in part by my work as a freelance photographer and Operations and Technical Manager for Film London. While back home in East Sussex, I’m exploring local stories with my camera close at hand. But Cambodia is always on the horizon, and I will be returning next year in search of a new project to develop.