Cambodia and Laos a short trip November 2018.
Over the years I have never really had a calling to come to Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam, I have always thought that these countries have been overexploited from a photographic point of view. The master John Vink who spent a huge amount of time working here and many other photographers have all done wonderful jobs - the iPhone culture the relentless selfies people do in front of ancient monuments, relentless posting has saturated our world of images from this region.
Anyway I came here and loved it! wonderful people but the shadow of its horrendous past still haunts this land. The young fear that their lives are going to become hard as the political situation looks as if it will worsen and plunge Cambodia into a dictator lead regime, rules are being changed, people will only be allowed to do certain things, meetings in coffee shops banned for fear of unrest…..
Maybe this is a country to watch and re visit?