This project is on hold due to the wettest dry season for some time. Making salt on these fields requires evaporation, something they have not been able to do, The 2017/18 season has produced little salt.The finishing touches were to be the salt workers doing their thing. Adding a storyline of change, both developing and environmental. It’s a little ironic that change came too soon.
Kampot Salt fields, an ongoing project based in the south of Cambodia.
I’ve been working on a timelapse video from one of my favorite places in Cambodia. Kampot, with it’s ever expanding hospitality scene, now has a lot to offer for the passing visitor. However, the real draw for me is what lies beyond the town. From Bokor mountain to rice fields, salt & pepper production and more, it’s all good, especially for the photographer. Being near the coast, the climate is fresher than my home up in Siemreap. Coupled with good water supply most of the year round, the countryside around Kampot can be vibrant. Also the mix of locals adds to the draw, making this area great to visit.
This project is evolving. Set on the mirror flat salt fields, I’ve seen some spectacular skies. Most of the timelapse are done. I will return once the workers start harvesting the salt to add content to this work. For now, here are some of the great scenes I have witnessed late part of 2017.