History is an aphrodisiac of sort, slaying the dragons of time while repeating beginnings and endings. This visual play contains fragments of Burma's recent history and social life. It's taken from projects and random day shoots that I have been working on since 2005. The click of my camera's shutter in relation to this work has been independently produced by me, but constraints due to political situations and typical life scenarios have caused starting and stopping points.
It was started while taking risks under the dictatorship and moved with the implementation of a new constitution, release of political prisoners and dropping of international sanctions. I was there during the oppression and the opening. Witnessing the opening of the country while being the fly on the wall and the loner in the background. It was like being let in on a great secret. The oppression was something that is not to be condoned, but an experience I wouldn't change. It gave me, as a documentary photographer and non-national, insight and resilience. There is no mystery now, only a country's open wounds, hope, and change. I continue forward as history moves forward.
Note: This gallery is still in the process of being edited.