I started thinking of the best way to do that. I thought about searching through my photo files of the last three years, and then I came up with a plan to get up early in the morning to go to the market with my camera before dropping my daughter off at school.
The morning is the best time at the market. The air is cooler, the monks are seeking alms, and all the food is fresh and beautiful.
In the end, I talked with my friend about the idea. This was the best decision. (You know how talking about ideas with the right person makes progress flow into a different and usually better direction.)
Regis is a professional photographer based in Cambodia. He liked the idea. He got up early last week and went to the market to buy fruit and take these photos.
I wanted to share his images because his documentary style, which is to never set up posed images resonates with me.
His images show people as they are and invite the viewer to get close. Since I’ve worked with him before (he took my portrait photo for Jewish Food Hero), I know he looks for proximity to people, and that he always establishes good contact with them before taking photos (so that people feel respected and can be natural).
I hope that you enjoy these photos as much as I do.
Tell me in your comments: Which photo is your favorite?