I’m a fan of landscapes, so it’s a testament to Burmese friendliness that photos of faces make up the majority of this album. Every single day in Myanmar was a series of friendly and eye opening social interactions in villages where the tourist is still a novelty. Visiting Myanmar is like going back in time – think Southeast Asia 50 years ago – a country where cell phones, ATMs and outside influences are limited. That was a few years ago and things are changing fast.
*Just to put everyone at ease, I don’t put a camera in anyone’s face unless the mood is right and we’ve established some sort of connection. I email the photos to the photographees whenever possible. If they seem annoyed or unhappy with the photo, I delete it. These photos represent valuable memories, but they are worthless if someone is made uncomfortable in the process.