Hans Kemp; Conor Wall Carrying Cambodia

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Carrying Cambodia

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Unbelievable feats of transportation are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Cambodia. Tuk-tuks, cyclos, cars, trucks, motorbikes and bicycles transport loads that defy your wildest imagination. Tuk-tuks crammed to the roof with fruit and veg, beaten-up old taxis transporting pigs bigger than people, beds bigger than pigs and water tanks bigger than beds! Six people on one small motorbike, and sixty-seven people standing on the back of a flatbed lorry.

Photographers Hans Kemp and Conor Wall spent hundreds of long, painful hours on the back of motorbikes documenting this unique street culture, resulting in this amazing book loaded with incredible photographs that will forever change your definition of "packed!"

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Dutch photographer Hans Kemp has been photographing Asia for well over twenty years. His numerous books have received wide acclaim. Currently based in Bangkok, Hans continues to shoot for both editorial and commercial clients. Irish photographer Conor Wall has been photographing all corners of Cambodia from his home in Phnom Penh. This is his first book.

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In an age and country where we fret about the merits of organic versus inorganic, worry about toxins in toys, and debate the merits of "Eat, Pray, Love," we sometimes need a reality check about how the rest of the world lives. You can get a glimpse of real life in one corner of Asia in "Carrying Cambodia," a collection of 144 images shot by two photographers who are enchanted by the country's street culture.

Cruise through the pages of their softcover book and discover just how colorful and resourceful Cambodians can be. Each photo is a trip in itself.

There's a family of six perched on a motorbike built for two. Need to move a refrigerator, mattress or couch? No problem; just balance them on a motorbike and go. Getting IV fluids? You drive and a friend holds the bag.

Both photographers are world travelers and have intense interest in Asian cultures. Irishman Conor Wall, 30, came to Cambodia while en-route to Australia in 2005.

"The moment I crossed the Thai border into Cambodia for the first time, I knew there was something special about this country," he wrote in an e-mail. "The longer I stayed, the more of the language I learned and the easier it was to be accepted into people's lives. (I wanted to) capture everyday people doing everyday things."

Most of Wall's photos were taken from the back of a motorbike. Others were captured from bridges, the roof of a mini bus and while on foot. The photos were to appear in a book on Asian transportation published by Hans Kemp, but "it was near impossible to minimize my selection," Wall said. "After seeing the variety of Khmer transportation... Hans decided to scrap the original book idea and concentrate on Cambodia. Once he pitched the name 'Carrying Cambodia' to me, I knew it had to be done."

Wall met Dutch-born Kemp, 47, a much published and exhibited photographer, at a festival in Phnom Penh in 2008. They went for a beer and have been friends and professional associates ever since. Kemp also spent hours on motorbikes to capture traveling Cambodians riding and driving every sort of downsized, motorized and non-motorized transportation.

"Life in Cambodia, as in S.E. Asia in general, takes place on the street and not so much behind closed doors as in the West," Kemp said in an e-mail. "That makes it interesting for a photographer. There is always something to see."

Cambodians make such wonderful subjects because they have a "welcoming and open attitude, as long as you show appreciation for their country and are willing to smile a lot."

The veteran photographer has some advice for novices.

"Photography cuts out all the senses but sight," Kemp said, "so you have to exaggerate by getting close, using a different perspective, cutting out all the clutter..." --The Coast News Group, September 2010

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