Here’s a little sneaky peek of some of the photographs made on my latest Heritage Photo Walk of the medieval walled city of Southampton. My home town, the infamous cruise liner the Titanic sailed from Southampton, well before I was born I hasten to add…
You can find out more information about my upcoming Heritage walks at the fb page Southampton Photo Walks or if you would like a customised booking to explore Southampton and the beautiful surrounding areas of Winchester, or the stone circles Avebury and Stonehenge drop me a line via the contact form. Private transport and visits to the very best historic public houses for fine foods and refreshment can be happily arranged also!
Emerging ceramicist. Milly Hardy. Bristol, UK.
Late November is the season of ‘Bon Om Touk’ in Cambodia when the Khmer celebrate the end of monsoon season and the change in the flow of the great Mekong river. Traditional wooden racing boats are re-painted and taken to the local rivers to race. Banned in Phnom Penh in recent years after a bridge collapse Siem Reap has been fortunate to be able welcome the racing boats back this year.
The below image was shot at Wat Athvea where the local artisans and monks paint the wooden hulls under the pagoda. This afternoons photo tour I was particularly drawn to the shadows of the harsh midday light and the vivid colours of painted decoration.
Take a creative photography escape on tour with me in 2016…
‘Tori came to our rescue – an English photographer/artist, who has been living here! What we have seen today has absolutely blown our minds…NO tourists to be seen, encounters with the villagers and photographic and artistic opportunities to die for! We struck gold!’ Quote Kitty and Emma – GbN guests.
Tori Green offers photography and non photography walking workshops, creative retreats and customised tours exploring the heart of the ancient sites in Cambodia and Europe.
Currently available in Cambodia; an unforgettable country to visit, explore and photograph. The people are warm, full of smiles and the country wonderfully inspiring artistically and photographically with a rich, vibrant and moving history that will touch your heart.
Tori will not blind you with f stops, confuse you with ISO’s or intimidate you with huge lenses. She just wants to see you enjoy photography, the local folk arts and ancient myths as much as she does. Bring your camera, paintbrush or notebook to record your creative journey to the heart of Cambodia.
‘Silent Laugh.’ Bayon Temple. Cambodia. S.E. Asia © Victoria Green. All rights reserved.
Supporters of the CNRP gathered in their thousands riding moto’s and filling tuk tuks on the streets of Siem Reap today to celebrate the return of self-exiled opposition politician Sam Rainsey. They chanted ‘change’, ‘7777’ (the partys number), called for the ‘sun to rise’ and the ‘young bamboo to grow strong.’
A local man, with tears in his eyes, explained to me that the ‘people here, they buy their own gas, other party’s they pay for them to come, $5 or $10, but these people they come because their hearts tell them.’
‘Let’s come together like rain in the sky
And you can see the storm in my eyes
Know you can weather any storm in your life
so let’s huddle.’
‘Let’s huddle’ Written by Kosal Khiev www.spokenkosal.com
Images © Green by name // Tori Green