Sihanoukville is a seaside town in Cambodia known for its nice beaches. We travelled often to Sihanoukville when we lived in Cambodia. One day we walked pass a school yard where kids where having fun.
Between 2001 and 2005 I lived with my family in Kampong Thom, in central Cambodia. It was my first long term project abroad. I worked a lot in pagodas and with pagoda community committees and learned a lot about how these groups can help their communities and about the recent history of Cambodia. I am greatly indebted to all the people I met during those years in the pagodas of the province of Kampong Thom
I took these photos in 2001 or 2002. I do not remember well. They have a low exposure. They were the first days of digital cameras and i remember having a memory card of just few Mb. I was in Kampot. in the South of Cambodia, for a language course. It was the beginning of the forus years I spent in Cambodia my family.
Kampot, Cambodia. Ca. 2001
As @tedforbes says: take pictures with whatever camera you have. This is dedicates to the guy who broke into our house the other night and stole (among other things) my Olympus camera and four great lenses. You are not stopping me, I continue more then ever to take photos of the streets of Jakarta. Here the one I took with my iphone this morning at Halte Senayan!
I took these photos on a Sunday morning, the day after a very heavy downpour that hit Jakarta. It rained very heavily and for a few hours. The lower parts of the city, like this kampung (urban village) in the Kemang area got flooded. It does get flooded at every strong rain, but the one that hit Jakarta a couple of weekends ago was particularly strong. The day after I found people who were tired after a long night spent drying the lower floors of the their houses and rescuing furnitures. I talked with them about the challenge of living with frequent flooding in this area and how things have changed little during the last few years.
I have been looking into my photos database to look for photos to add to my black&white series. Here few photos I took at the Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 2005.
I have been away for few days. I am now back in Jakarta and back to a one photo a day at Senayan Transjakarta bus station.