Death Rite

Located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal is the Pashupatinath temple – considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith. Family, friends and the public gather to mourn the dead, witnessing the burning of the deceased on the pyres. With many maintaining traditional practices; from the shaving of male heads, ritualistic blessings and rinsing, to bringing the dying to the volunteer run hospital located alongside the ghats for what Hindu’s consider to be their last rite of passage.

Kathmandu, Nepal (2015)


By the River

After three long years of helping to build a bridge to freedom for a group of enslaved prostitutes in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, the last thing Ian expected was the confronting realisation that opportunity was not enough. The arduous and precarious task of building trust and developing relationships with some of these women – who had no reason to trust anyone – had educated him in the complexity of their lives. Regardless, he had no foresight that the choice to cross may have been a bridge too far.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ang Giang, Vietnam (2012-2014)



By using an inside-out approach to record the lives of thirteen working girls from Kings Cross, Cruising provides a very immediate and visceral experience of their everyday realities, shocking truths and relentless dreaming. The photo journalistic approach reveals a confronting physicality that comes with intimacy at a price, while the Kings Cross’ streetscapes are taken through dirty car windows and isolates the “objectified” in what seems a dangerously surreal world.

Sydney, Australia (2009-2010)


Phnom Penh (the supporting characters)

Returning to the Cambodian city, Phnom Penh annually, I walked the streets like a stray dog, absorbing the heat and desperation coating the city. Phnom Penh introduced me to another world, another mindset, another reality as shown in By the River. These are moments on the surface – what I could understand, to a degree.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2011-2014)