In May I wanted to head somewhere to try and snap the Eta Aquarid meteor shower (debris from Halley's Comet). I had heard some pretty awesome things about Myanmar from travellers and, after seeing some unreal shots of the pagoda riddled valleys of Bagan, decided to head across to watch it there. I didn't get any good shots of the shower. Instead, after a 3am ride out to a pagoda, a small crew of us laid down and watched meteors light up the sky as they burned up in the mesosphere. It set the mood for the rest of the trip. As beautiful as the country was it was completely outshone by the people. Every single traveller I met there was constantly uttering the same thing “The people here are amazing!” It is hard to believe that parts of the country are still at war, it is hard to believe that violence is present in any part of that place. I found myself turning the camera on the people so much more than I ever have. It was a place that seemed unspoilt by outsiders, so raw and authentic. A place that will always have a special spot in me. From the valleys of Bagan, the mountain treks in Kalaw down to Inle Lake and the back alleys of Downtown, this is Myanmar through my lens.
Music: Artist: Christian Löffler