Documentary Photography

Documentary Photography tends to be about allowing real life events unfold before the camera and capturing the decisive moment that gives narrative to the subject.  However, sometimes that approach is not enough to convey certain ideas and a more filmic approach is required to effectively encapsulate and communicate that notion. Documentary photography is about intent, the storytellers' purpose

to document, inform or educate.

 
Learning to read and write with disabilities.jpg
Learning to write in thailand.jpg
Group learning at Eco Logic's DisabilitySchool.jpg
Caring for autism.jpg
The challenges of learning with Autism.jpg
Skills for life.jpg
Curiosity of a Child
Thailand Disability School.jpg

Hidden in the Pak Song jungle of Southern Thailand lies a place of piece, relaxation, reflection and learning. The Eco-Logic Resort is a Yoga Retreat like no other, they are the main sponsor of the Thai Child Development Foundation, whose main aim is to bring care and education to the local community's less privileged.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to their school, set up to assist children from the local community with mental and physical disability, who are unable to attend the village school.  Here they have the opportunity to learn life skills and are provided with an education that most of us take for granted.

Kar Suksa
- Pak Song Disability School -
Chldren with disabilities learning to read and write in the heart of Thailand's jungle at a charity run school paid for by Eco Logic Yoga Retreat
Learning to read and write with disabilities.jpg
Child with disabilities learning to read and write in the heart of Thailand's jungle at a charity run school paid for by Eco Logic Yoga Retreat.
Group learning at Eco Logic's Disability School, Thai children learn life skills to assist with social behavieral issue caused by autism and ADHD
Caring for autism. One on one learning for child with Autism at Eco Logic's charity run disability school in Pak Song,Thailand.
The challenges of learning with Autism. Each child at the Pak Song Disability School in Thailand, have there own unique challenges to overcome, but with patients and affection their teacher prepares them for life with basic skills in reading and writing.
Skills for life. Children with diasbilities learn to read and write at charitable funded school in Thailand.

Kar Suksa
- Pak Song Disability School -

Curiosity of a Child. Playtime at Pak Song Disability school in Thailand.

Hidden in the Pak Song jungle of Southern Thailand lies a place of piece, relaxation, reflection and learning. The Eco-Logic Resort is a Yoga Retreat like no other, they are the main sponsor of the Thai Child Development Foundation, whose main aim is to bring care and education to the local community's less privileged.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to their school, set up to assist children from the local community with mental and physical disability, who are unable to attend the village school.  Here they have the opportunity to learn life skills and are provided with an education that most of us take for granted. 

For millennia stories have been passed from generation to generation, playing the important role of education in Aboriginal culture. From a young age these stories are meticulous recited to teach about everything from the land in which they live to their history and culture. Geological records have shown that some of these oral traditions have remained unbroken for at least 7000 years, as many stories from coastal regions recount events of displacement & disappearance of clans due to rising sea levels. These stories have remained accurately told for so long due to the Aborigines unique social structure,  method of oral repetition and inclusion of art & performance. 

Yarramundi
- The Aboriginal  art of storytelling -

Ochre and tools of the Aboriginal story teller.jpg
Tools of the Aboriginal story teller.jpg
Recounting the stories of the Aboriginal people.jpg
Aboriginal story teller, dream time stories.jpg
Aboriginal dream time story telling.jpg
Yarramundi
- The Aboriginal  art of storytelling -

For millennia stories have been passed from generation to generation, playing the important role of education in Aboriginal culture. From a young age these stories are meticulous recited to teach about everything from the land in which they live to their history and culture. Geological records have shown that some of these oral traditions have remained unbroken for at least 7000 years, as many stories from coastal regions recount events of displacement & disappearance of clans due to rising sea levels. These stories have remained accurately told for so long due to the Aborigines unique social structure,  method of oral repetition and inclusion of art & performance. 
Aboriginal dream time, using art to illustrate the Aboriginal story.jpg
Ochre and tools of the Aboriginal story teller.jpg
Tools of the Aboriginal story teller.jpg
Recounting the stories of the Aboriginal people.jpg
Aboriginal story teller, dream time stories being told in the heart of the Blue Mountains
Borneo's Tribal Warriers.jpg
Murut Head Hunter of Borneo.jpg
We are watching you.jpg
Insan o maso Sabah
- Once upon a time in Sabah -

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic I was forced to cut short my time in Borneo and return to the UK. However, once travel restrictions have lifted I plan to return  and hope to bring you a series of short stories seldom told to strangers, a visual recount of some of Sabah folk law tales.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic I was forced to cut short my time in Borneo and return to the UK. However, once travel restrictions have lifted I plan to return  and hope to bring you a series of short stories seldom told to strangers, a visual recount of some of Sabah folk law tales.

Insan o maso Sabah
- Once upon a time in Sabah -

Borneo Tribe Person pearing out from behind jungle leaves.
Borneo's Murut Tribe Warrioress stands proud.
Murut Head Hunter of Borneo.jpg