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Notes from Cambodia

By Flemmingbo

The smell is overwhelming, causing flashbacks to Thailand and nearly stunning me. Unique to Asian towns this smell is hard to describe and must be experienced. A mixture of meat, fish, rice, vegetables, traffic, people, heat, spices, humidity and sewage in one very strong cocktail that is to be found no where else but here in Asia. A smell I have not experienced for more than a year, opening the flood banks of memories.

The people, the traffic, the street kitchens are the next flashbacks. I observe thousands of people, motorbikes, cars, tuk tuks and bicycles. Life is lived on the streets where countless street kitchens, shops, restaurants, guest houses all humming with activity. Cambodia in the rural areas is charming and can be gorgeous, reminds me much more of Indonesian Borneo than Thailand. Perhaps Thailand like it was 50 years ago. People are friendly, smiling and very curious and often speak quite a bit of English.

This is Cambodia and I have been here 5 days now. I am very exhausted of traveling, but the images are worth the effort. Time only allows me to present a few images. Very much unfinished products and not final selections nor editions, these are simply undeveloped raw travelogue previews from my days in Cambodia. More tales to come later.

Capturing portraits at the markets of Phnom Penh and sharing many laughs:

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Discovering a Khmer Jedi apprentice in a village:

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A 77 year old woman monk praying. Apparently she’s still a young apprentice.

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“So we baked two cakes and had a cigaret” – relaxing at the temple.

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The next two images was from a day of shooting at Angkor Wat. We had two fantastic young monks as models and it was one brilliant day of shooting. I have 715 images of these two monks in Angkor Wat and it will be some challenge to pick out the best as they are all interesting. Angkor Wat is the finest expression of art and architecture I have seen.

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Flemming

My guide in Cambodia was Nathan Horton – looking for a great photographer to guide you in Cambodia, Nathan Horton Photography comes highly recommended.


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