Archive for December, 2013

Article on my Mondulkiri images in Thai paper “Daily News” (12/13)

When I lived in Phnom Penh from 1994 till 2000 I had a chance to see some parts of Cambodia long before the tourist hordes discovered the place. Camping at Angkor Wat, hanging out on empty beaches in Sihanoukville, or just enjoying Phnom Penh. Despite the lack of some basic things, it was still a great place to live and work.
One province I didn’t get to till last year was Mondulkiri. I headed up for a week or so at the start of rainy season. It didn’t disappoint. Beautiful rolling mountains, rivers and lots of great produce. I hired a local guide who is ethnic Bunong (or Pnong) and visited his village for a few days. (The last time they had seen westerners there was during UNTAC in 1992.)
Here are a few shots I took in Mondulkiri. As always, lots more on my site and FB page.


Bunong kid, Mondulkiri

Bunong kids, Mondulkiri

Bou Sra Waterfall, Mondulkiri

Tourist dresses as Bunong, Mondulkiri

Pnong man, Mondulkiri


Bunong Kids, Mondulkiri


Bou Sra Waterfall, Mondulkiri

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Ian Taylor
FHI 360 shot used for international conference on HIV/AIDS in Asia..

I have had the chance to shoot a couple of shorts projects for American NGO FHI 360, one in Dhaka, Bangladesh and one in Cambodia.
As an extreme counterpoint to my day job as a kids photographer I love going back to Cambodia, where I spent six years in 1990s, to photograph people at the other end of the spectrum. All images are used by FHI 360 promote it’s work in some very tough places.
Targeting family planning, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, mainly in urban areas, I have accompanied their staff to some intense locations. Photographing junkies shooting up in the back of a busy abattoir in Old Dhaka. Trying to sneak a shot in at a Siem Reap massage parlour while the owner told me I couldn’t shoot. Into a slum in Phnom Penh’s north end, where a smart 24 year old girl explained how she had been working the streets since she was 13 years old. And how she and her friends smoked meth every night after work. Or shooting hijra transgendered sex workers in the public parks of Dhaka, waiting for customers.
A few shots from those projects. More on my site.

Junkies, Old Dhaka (FHI 360)
fhi360 bangladesh
25 years a junkie, Old Dhaka

fhi360 cambodia
Waiting for methadone, Phnom Penh

Waiting for clients, Cambodia (FHI 360)

At 24, 11 years on the streets. Phnom Penh 
FHI360 =The Tight Against HIV/AIDS in Asia
Waiting for clients on the riverside, Phnom Penh

FHi360 Bangladesh
Hijra waiting for clients, Dhaka

FHI360 Cambodia
Peer educator, Phnom Penh

FHI 360: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Asia

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I shoot candidly, without lights, props or gimmicks. so this is perfect for my style.

Lots more on my site and FB page.

Hong Kong Children’s Photography


Hong Kong Children’s Photography


Hong Kong Children’s Photography



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Hong Kong Children’s Photography

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