Got inspired the other day and decided to blitz a local market with my cameras. Things start early in Cambodia, and I wanted to catch some of the crazy Saturday morning market action. Rolled out of bed at 5:30 and took a moto over to the Orussey Market, which was just starting to get busy. Took about 150 shots in all, 66 of which made the final cut.
Street photography is fun, but I had two overcome a few obstacles. First, walking up to someone and sticking a camera in their face is awkward. Also, being the only westerner around means everyone has their eye on you. The point is to be unobtrusive and invisible, which turned out to be nearly impossible unless I used the telephoto lens. So I wandered around for about three hours, shooting randomly and generally bewildering people.
Got lucky with this shot. Usually panning with a slow shutter speed ends up too blurry.
6:30am. Porters waiting for vendors to arrive with stock.
Telephoto shot, but they spotted me.
Amused by a traffic jam.
Ice arrives from factories, where it’s cut into blocks and sold to vendors, who use it to refrigerate perishables.
Sometimes the ice is crushed in a grimy wood-chipper machine. Definitely not safe for drinking.
This guy was trying to force his way into the market with his enormous load of styrofoam food containers.
Motodop waiting for a fare.
Waiting for something.
Moto parking lot at the market.
Meat wagon. Lots of flies.
Cyclo. Good for transporting stuff but slow.
More photos tomorrow.