In January 2011 I went to Cambodia on a mission trip with my church. One of my own, personal objectives while I was over there was to try and capture the charm and wonder of Cambodia while also capturing the harsh poverty that went alongside it. I decided that the stark contrast between the two aspects of the country would go well paralleled with the visual contrast of black and white pictures. Cambodia is a beautiful country with a savage past that as a country it is still dealing with… to find out more, please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia
This is a pretty standard house situated in the slum near the old rubbish tip. It was just a room made out of make-shift materials that (as you can see) usually offered little protection from the elements.
Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 26mm
Other works in the Cambodia Noir series: