I recently got back from a 14-day magazine assignment to Burma, which is somewhere I’ve long had on my travel list.
It’s a land of temples and monks, monasteries and riverside markets. Ox carts trundle along the road. Farmers tend rice paddies in the afternoon heat. Stupas loom up from fields of cotton-grass.
It’s also a place that definitely seems right on the cusp of change. Isolated for many years thanks to the military junta, it’s now a country in flux; democratic elections and increasing international tourism will no doubt change things a great deal in the years to come.
Despite its troubled history, Burma has clung on to its traditional culture, and we had the opportunity to shoot some fascinating footage: from a monk standing beside the country’s biggest reclining Buddha to a fishermen practising the art of leg-rowing.
Below are a few different Burma videos that I shot during my trip in various locations, including of Inle Lake and Mandalay.
For more travel videos shot on the road, have a look at my Vimeo channel.