‘I’m going back to the howling old owl in the woods hunting the horny back toad’
What a beautiful lyric.
I could go back to the howling old owl but at the moment it holds as much interest as the latest Lady Gaga stunt. I’ve been reading, with increasingly disturbing frequency, stories such as this Camel defends banned TV ad.
“AN ADVERTISEMENT that shows hooded people running around at night slapping stickers on road signs, including a railway crossing sign, has been banned on the grounds that it encourages vandalism and threatens public safety.”
On the grounds that it encourages vandalism and threatens public safety?!? Seriously? I think both parties base their arguments on very shaky ground but the fact it is even an issue is the real issue. I can no longer see myself living in a country or society that is soaked in so much regulation.
In Cambodia it is quite possible to do just about anything. Adjusting back to a society that does not allow such simple pleasures as walking the street with an open beer or riding a bicycle without a helmet will be difficult.
Living and most importantly working away from Australia has made me cringe at many of the laws and regulations I used to live by. I am not a tourist here in Cambodia. I am an expat. I have routine, responsibility and meaning to my time here. It allows me to sample this life of another culture much more if I was here on a break from life back home.
Last week I was asked to travel with one of the outreach programs and photograph the teams for a UNICEF document. I have somehow become the unofficial photographer for Friends which is a very nice role indeed. These photos cover the teams with their informal education kits, counselling roles and basic hygiene classes. It’s a long way from lawsuits and idiots and I’m glad for it.
Corn and flames
Skin and corn
Corn and corn
Song time on the streets of Phnom Penh
Cheeky little blighter
V is for Victory!
Cheeky little blighter at it again. Loves the lens.
Line up and wash damn you
Probably my most favourite shot ever
I said wash damn you!
Games and chants
Games and babies
My God does that taste good
We don't care about thirsty camel
Learning with numbers