A Buddhist monk takes a snapshot with his tablet to remember his visit to the Bayon temple, 23 January 2016.   The Bayon was built around the late 12th to early 13th century and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed site Angkor, which attracts over 2 million visitors each year. July 18

Saving Angkor

A golden sun rises over the ancient splendour of Angkor. Before the trickle of tourists through the gates grows to a torrent, a small team of workers assembles in the warm morning air. Silicone gloves snap on, plastic clips on a plastic tacklebox are unclipped. Out of the box one by one, an eclectic collection […]

TPO, Operation Unchain, mental health, Cambodia, mental illness July 08

Operation Unchain – release for the mentally ill in Cambodia

Battambang – a city in the north-western corner of Cambodia – swelters under an unrelenting sun. The dry season air tastes of dust and there seems to be no escape from the heat. Behind one of the suburban homes, a solitary figure sits on a bare bamboo bed in a shelter that consists of four […]

Leyla, an APOPO mine-detecting rat, takes her reward for locating a potential landmine in the training field outside of Siem Reap.  The rats have been trained to scratch at the surface of the soil when they smell explosive chemicals, and are rewarded to respond to a clicking sound made by the handler to go and receive a food reward. April 18

Cambodia’s Superhero Rats

As the first rays of the sun reach across the fields outside Siem Reap in the north of Cambodia, a highly trained team prepares for another day of life-saving work. Every day, they apply their intensive training and unique skills to detect landmines that have remained hidden just below the surface of fields and roads […]

Street 1 Square March 31

Why I really miss Sydney…

Do you have a place where things just click? Where everything around you seems to reflect everything inside? A place Adam Sandler would call your “happy place”. For me, my happy place is Sydney. I love the bustle and busyness, the pace, the energy, but most of all I love the light! There’s a kind […]

QSM 3 March 12

Impressions of Brisbane

It was a rainy Friday in Brisbane. The city centre was alive with activity as workers rushed out to grab a bite during their lunch break, and shoppers busied themselves with the task of filling their wardrobe with even more threads. Lately I’ve been thinking about expression in photography. The ability to communicate mood is […]

Cue 1 March 07

Cue

Stumbled on these store mannequins in Cue on the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane yesterday and knew I had to make a photo with them in it. The afternoon light was beautiful and there was a stream of people coming out of O’Malley’s Irish Pub next door. I knew I had to wait for a […]

Adam Robert Young Brisbane Train street photography March 05

BNE Train – a reflective post

A quick post today to share this moment on the train between South Brisbane and Roma Street Stations yesterday afternoon on my way to meet my wife Jade for a meal in the city. I’ve been so focused on projects recently I realise I’d forgotten to find the joy in capturing everyday magic moments that […]

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