I recently came back from a 3 week trip to Cambodia where I was part of the annual Angkor Photography Workshops. There were in all 38 participants all over from Asia. I was put in the environment group which was headed by the Head of Photography for Greenpeace. We had to complete the project in six days and the project had to reflect some of kind of an environmental issue. For the first 2 days I was perplexed and wasnt sure what to work on but after discussions with the tutors we decided that I would work on photographing close ups of trash. I am usually more keen to photograph still life in general and photographing people is the least of my priorities. Further more I like abstract compositions and the subject of making trash look beautiful seemed to work well in terms of my photographic style. In the end the project became more of an environmental as well as a social commentary on the changing identity of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Each photograph in the series hints at the affect of tourism in the city but very discreetly. I used only one lens throughout the project, the 60mm micro Nikkor. The photographs are in order. Your feedback will be appreciated.