Tim Kelsall is a professional social scientist and amateur photographer living in Phnom Penh at Cambodia where he is shooting photos in his spare time.
Even though he calls himself an amateur photographer his work shows that he is more than that.
In his latest blog post he is covering the ethics behind Street Photography while “Capturing the order within this chaos […]of street photography in Phnom Penh“
Tim while doing street photography tries not to offend people by taking their pics , for that same reason he believes he won’t be a great street photographer as this genre is defined by great photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt, famous for shooting their subjects while being “themselves” invisible and in the danger to upset people just after their pic is taken.
Tim Kelsall definition of street photography is more related to a modern laography(somewhat synonym for Folklore) where the photographer seeks to capture and document moments of people’s everyday life than shoot only the most awkward and bizarre of those moments.
Below you can check out some of his Phnom Penh Street Photography sessions.