Week Eight Reflections – Cambodia – My Practice

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Another intense week. I left London on Saturday morning, having completed a 4 day, full-on shoot with Andrew Mlangeni. I arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday 22nd, after travelling roughly 20 hours door-to-door, and dived straight into the project. First, the week’s timetable: Sunday 22nd: Meet with Sarath and Family, visit their farm. Meet and photograph neighbours, and begin process …

Week Seven Reflections – My Practice

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This week my reflections are about my practice, after a multi day event/documentary gig in London. Whilst I have shot events before, this week’s project was different in that it stretched over several days. I was asked to spend 4 days documenting Andrew Mlangeni’s visit to London. He was a close friend and ANC comrade of Nelson Mandela, and spent …