About the Book
Whilst my images geographically cover street life, landscapes and portraiture from across Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, Thailand and Singapore, they touch on a common humanity that transcends simple boundaries. From the tsunami hit region of Japan, to Khmer Rouge survivors in Cambodia through to the decayed elegance of Yangon and the motorbike madness of Saigon, there is an overwhelming energy – both natural and man-made. At one time gloriously compassionate, charming and graceful; in the next, unspeakably destructive through to downright evil.
Our lives at times seem so complicated, and yet at other moments, it is apparent that we are of no significance at all. It is this human struggle to accept either state that interests me as an artist.
Photographer I have always been drawn towards a cross between fine art and social documentary photography. The photographic image has strong historical and cultural associations with loss and memory, and my work embraces these themes quite naturally.