« I’m a photographer at heart and I always cut out time to work on a series while i’m travelling », Robert Götzfried says. The German photographer is often on the go to join his wife that works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. From these trips in Asian countries, Robert realized two series nammed « Bangkok from above » and « Phnom Penh Nights ».
The first one, started in 2012 when he went to Thaïland for the first time. « I was wondering how I could capture the city life without getting too close to the individuals. Showing a face in a photograph is always a very clear statment. There’s no doubt about how people feel. That’s why I captured everyday situations from above trying to create the biggest possible distance to these individuals. I leave it up to the viewer to make up their own story », Robert adds.
The second serie, « Phnom Penh Nights » tries to picture the Cambodian city abandoned. « It’s the way that I imagine how it looked like in the 70’s after most of the people were forced to leave their homes after the Khmer Rouge took over the city of Phnom Penh ».