Cambodia

Later today I fly to Cambodia for the first time. As it’s my first trip I’ve spent the last couple of months reading as much as possible and trying to find inspiration through photographers work. There’s a lot of good work out there and I’ve only just scratched the surface with what I’ve read so far.

I remember wanting to go in the mid-nineties but the rumors of violence, whether valid or not, put me off.

The last time I travelled for the sole purpose of photography was to India and I had so much gear I thought my back was going to break, even before I left Japan. This time I’m keeping it much lighter. One Leica M6, a 50mm and a 28mm lens, one very compact 35 mm point and shoot as backup, about 35 rolls of Kodak Portra 400, 10 rolls of Ilford Delta 3200, and five or six rolls of 120 Kodak Portra for my Holga. No computer, no cables, no memory cards, no battery chargers, just the basics.

Hopefully I’ll have something to post when I get back in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, take a look at James Whitlow Delano’s work from Cambodia. He was my instructor at the Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop last year. It can be viewed here and here.

今日から初めてカンボジアに行きます。初めてなので、色々な本を読んで、色々な写真家の作品を見ました。カンボジアはとても深いと気付きました。

90年代に行きたかったけれど、危険性について様々言われていましたのでなかなか行けませんでした。

前回写真を撮るため海外に行った時、持ってた機材が重すぎて、体を壊しそうになるほどでした。今回は、出来るだけ軽く出かける為にライカM6, 50mmや28mmのレンズ、バックアップとしてコンパクト35mmのフイルムカメラ1台や35本のKodak Portra、10本のIlford Delta、そして5~6本の120 Kodak Portra、ホルガ用を持って行きます。ノートパソコンなし、コンセントなし、メモリーカード、電池チャージャなどもなし。

日本に帰国する時、いい写真をブログにアップ出来ると願っています。

その間、去年色々世話になったJames Whitlow Delanoさん(東京在住)のカンボジア写真をご覧ください。

こちらこちら.

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