International Photojournalist and Photographer

steve@stephenfordphotography.co.uk

Stephen Ford Photography & Photojournalism blogs.

I am an amateur photographer and photojournalist living in and travelling throughout South East Asia.

Blog style photojournalism and images taken using my mobile phone which document the lives of real people that I’ve met on my travels.

Images on my blog website are taken in the following countries: UK, Zambia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

Ok ……. They’re amateur but all my images and text are copyright © Stephen Ford  2014

Women’s Day protest against exploitation and violence by men.

Posted in: Exploitation, Images, London, London, Society, Women
Posted on 8th Mar 2014

Oxford Street and Soho. London 8th March 2014.

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Women's day protest against violent men. Soho London 8th March 2014.
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8th Mar 2014

Buffalo Racing Competition in Chonburi, Thailand.

Posted in: Buffalo Racing, Community, Farming, Sport, Thailand
Posted on 18th Aug 2013

Pedegree Buffalo are coaxed along the hot, dusty race track in Chonburi, Thailand by skillful jockeys. Buffalo racing is unique to this central Thai province and it attracts hundreds of followers to each meeting. The muscular water buffalo are reared on a protein rich diet and transported luxuriously around the region, in pairs, on pickup trucks.  Men, both young and older, jockey their stubbon rides down the 200m course seated on the rump of the animal, toes gripping the hind leg region for su

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Buffalo Racing Competition Chonburi, Thailand.
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  • Buffalo Racing Competition Chonburi, Thailand.
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18th Aug 2013

Speakers’ Corner Hyde Park.

Posted in: Images, London, Society
Posted on 30th Jun 2013

Muslim cleric portfolio taken at the traditional religious soapbox arena on the corner of Hyde Park. His white Thobe sets him aside from the other speakers today who were less formally dressed. Unusually for a speaker in such a prominent public place he shied from my attention and so I was unable to report on his motivation to address a challenging audience. Thanks to Elise for correcting my grammar, spelling and the bias of my original caption :)

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Muslim Cleric at Speaker's Corner of Hyde Park.
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30th Jun 2013

Raising money for Help the Heros charity.

Posted in: London, UK
Posted on 2nd Jun 2013

Cyclists raising money to support the charity Help for Heros arrive in Whitehall. Some of the fundraisers have cycled from Paris.

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Cyclists arrive in Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • Cyclists arrive in Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • Cyclists leave Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • Cyclists arrive in Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • He cycled all the way from Paris.

2nd Jun 2013

A glimpse of spring on the last day of May.

Posted in: Society, UK
Posted on 31st May 2013

Holiday makers and their dogs enjoy the sun, sand and sea at West Wittering Beach in West Sussex on the last day of May 2013. The beach has an EC blue flag rating and is home to some gorgeous beach huts in the sand dunes.

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On holiday with the dogs at West Wittering Beach.
  • Entering a Beach hut at Wittering West Beach.
  • Lazy spring holiday on West Wittering Beach.
  • On holiday with two dogs at West Wittering Beach.
  • West Wittering on the last day of May.

31st May 2013

English Defence League rally in front of Downing Street.

Posted in: EDL Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll EDL Leader, London, Politicians and Activists
Posted on 27th May 2013

Images from the English Defence League rally and a counter demonstration by anti-fascist protestors in front of Downing Street. A strong Police presence ensured that there were only minor disturbances. Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll,EDL leaders, addressed their supporters. The EDL rally was: "in support of UK troops." Demagogic rhetoric highlighted the brutal street murder of Drummer Lee Rigby as a: "turning point [for this country]," which will be "remembered in history."

Anti-fascist demo

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EDL supporters shocked as anti-fascists throw missiles towards them.
  • An EDL supporter chants at their rally in front of Downing Street.
  • EDL supporters chant at their rally in front of Downing Street.
  • The English Defence League blame the UK Prime Ministers.
  • Kevin Carroll EDL leader at the rally on 27/5/2013.

27th May 2013

International Whistle Day 2013.

Posted in: Images, London, Street Music
Posted on 17th Feb 2013

Alan 'the whistle' Kipping of the Wonderwhistle Antiques Fairs and some friends celebrate the International Whistle Day 2013. Alan's rare and probably unique collection of antique whistles was on display and he demonstrated some of his favorites for interested fair goers.

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Alan Kipping the organiser of the International Whistle Day 2013.
  • International Whistle Day 2013 with organiser Alan Kipping and a friend.
  • A rare and expensive collection of antique whistles.
  • Enthusiasts blow whistles to celebrate the International Whistle Day 2013.
  • Alan Kipping with a first world war vintage Humanaphone whistle.

17th Feb 2013

A vast swathe of Boeung Tumpun lake is being pumped full of sand.

Posted in: Asia, Cambodia, Exploitation, land grab, Phnom Penh, Poverty, Slums, Society
Posted on 19th Sep 2012

Millions of tonnes of sand are being pumped into the natural Boeung Tumpun lake in the centre of Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh.  Currently, I estimate the depth of the fully filled areas to be around 4m. New sand dunes are bulldozed to within a few metres of the lake's shanty stilt houses, imprisoning them in stagnating patches of water. The 'Vietnamese' specialist pumping team estimate that it will take: "around 4 years to complete the project to fill the lake."

Heavy machinery is pum

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Millions of tonnes of sand are being pumped into the natural lake. Once it's filled locals fear they will be evicted from the land which is to be used for commercial development.
  • Boeung Tumpun lake. A young boy collects drops of diesel from a dripping pipe to light his home.
  • Boeung Tumpun lake in Phnom Penh is being filled with sand.
  • Boeung Tumpun lake in Phnom Penh is being filled with sand.
  • Boeung Tumpun lake in Phnom Penh is being filled with sand.

19th Sep 2012

Cambodian government may increase the current 10% tax on cigarettes.

Posted in: Asia, Cambodia, Images, Poverty, Society
Posted on 18th Sep 2012

Ayda Yurekli, an academic from the  World Health Organization’s tobacco control economics unit, is reported by the Phnom Penh Post to have told a conference in the capital yesterday that: "Increasing tobacco retail tax would deter smokers and increase government revenue," and that "Cambodia has a huge young population, and the government has to prevent them becoming smokers. There is a lot of room to increase government revenue by raising taxes.”

A packet of Cambodian produced ARA cigar

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A construction worker relaxes after work with a cigarette.
  • Smoking tax in Cambodia may rise from 10%
  • Cambodian government may increase tax on cigarettes.
  • Smoking tax in Cambodia may rise from 10%
  • Cambodian Khmer wine sold on the streets.

18th Sep 2012

Traditional stilt home taken from the heart of a jungle village in Vietnam.

Posted in: Asia, Community, Environment, Illegal logging, Society, Vietnam
Posted on 15th Sep 2012

When the owners of a beautiful old hardwood stilt house relocated from their jungle village to find work in Saigon, they sold their home like many of us do. The purchaser however had no intention of moving into the remote village where the highly desirable home had stood for many years. Build from rare red hardwood trees, felled from the local jungle maybe more than 70 years ago, the traditional building was one of the older landmarks of this rice-farming hamlet. The nearest road-head, a slippy

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An old traditional stilt house is taken from a remote jungle village in Vietnam.
  • Removing a traditional hardwood stilt house from a Vietnam village.
  • Dismantling the stilt house for removal to Hanoi.
  • Removing a traditional hardwood stilt house from a Vietnam village.
  • Hardwood panels and doors removed from the home.

15th Sep 2012