I spent Christmas and New Years in my homeland, England. Among all of the festivities I found time for some street photography. It is always a big readjustment coming from shooting in Cambodia to London. People’s attitudes towards being photographer and perceptions of privacy are widely different. It makes for a challenge that is definitely worth it looking back on these shots. These were all taken around Chinatown and Soho.
fine art prints
Today I have launched two new prints for sale in the online shop, “A Child’s Blessing“ and “Ying Ngaam II“.
“A Child’s Blessing“ was taken in one of my favourite spots along the riverside in Phnom Penh. If you join one of the two day long Phnom Penh photography tours we visit this small shrine just after sunset to capture some beautifully atmospheric shots. The natural light from the flames brings out wonderful skin tones that really make portrait shots stand out.
The second print I have added, “Ying Ngaam II“, is a photograph taken in Chinatown in Bangkok. The deep greens in this shot have come out so rich in print that it is sure to make a stunning addition to your walls.
I am always interested to hear which photographs you would like to see for sale as prints, so please drop me a message via the contact page if you have any requests.
The online shop selling my prints launched three weeks ago now, and the first orders have just been received. It’s really great hearing your feedback, so if you plan on making an order please drop me a message once it has arrived.
I have to say I was very impressed with the quality of the prints and can thoroughly recommend Spectrum Photo for their fine art photographic printing. The prints are individually inspected by myself and then signed, dated and numbered before being shipped to you, to ensure the best quality art work.
If anyone has any suggestions for other photos from my portfolio that you would like see for sale please drop me a message via the contact page, or visit my Instagram page @gemmasandellphoto and comment “This one!“ on any of my photographs.
I am currently dedicating most of my time to my photography workshops in Phnom Penh. It has been a really fun experience so far, I love showing people my favourite spots around the city. These tours really encourage me to keep exploring and I am constantly finding new interesting locations, so no two tours are the same. If you are planning to book a tour I encourage you to share a little about your interests with me and send me a link to your Instagram (if you have one) before the tour so I can adjust the plan to suit your experience and areas of interest.
Sometimes we get lucky, like this week is Chinese New Year, which is widely celebrated in Cambodia, so this week I’ll be taking the bookings to see some traditional celebrations, with dancing dragons, lanterns and fireworks. Here is a list of the holidays in Cambodia, if you find yourself in Phnom Penh during one of these holidays it can be a fun idea to book a photography tour at the same time.
I am also planning a trip to Russia this summer. If you are Russian or have visited Russia I would love to hear your advice on top spots for photographers. So far the plan is to visit Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Suzdal, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad.