Faces of Cambodia – a portrait series

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

When I wasn’t in front of the camera presenting the Topdeck web-series in Cambodia, I was taking photographs of the incredible Khmer people. It’s hard to comprehend what they went through with the Khmer Rouge only 40 years ago – every single person you meet has been affected by the genocide in some way. Yet there’s something about their spirit – an inner strength, a resilience – a sense of pride when they talk about their family and their country.

I’ve always loved shooting people with the Canon EF 50mm F/1.4, but since this trip I’ve been obsessed with the lens. It was perfect for these portraits and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III that I was lucky to have on loan from Canon Australia.

I hope these photos give you a glimpse into the spirit of the Cambodian people 🙂

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

This Island Life | Topdeck Travel Asia

 

As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

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