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Who Killed Chea Vichea? opens Chiang Mai Documentary Art Festival

Who Killed Chea Vichea? is the featured film on the opening night of the Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival, which runs February 24-26, 2012. WHO KILLED CHEA VICHEA? Friday, February 24th at 7:00 pm Documentary Arts Asia Center Gallery 12/7 Wualai Road Soi 3, Haiya District Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand In 2004, Cambodian union president […]

The making of Sacred Skin

Achan Neng Onnut, one of several tattoo masters featured in my recent book Sacred Skin, the first English language publication on Thailand’s spirit tattoos, Sak Yant, has posted a number of images of the shoot for two documentaries on the book. Check out the images here. Director Marc Eberle shot an 8 minute docu on […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth on pirate DVD….in Cambodia

On a recent trip to Cambodia, I noticed that my first non fiction book Beyond the Pancake Trench is still being sold as a bootleg photocopy in Siem Reap bookshops. I was browsing the shelves of a pirate DVD shop in Phnom Penh a couple days ago, when I found, much to my surprise, that […]

The Cambodian Space Project – The Movie

Film maker and long time collaborator Marc Eberle, has announced his new film project Rock Cambodia and is featured in a recent article in the Phnom Penh Post. This new feature documentary present the story of Srey Thy, the singer of The Cambodian Space Project, a Cambodia based music collective. Read the full story here. […]

2011 – Sacred Tattoos, The Daily Telegraph and RocknRoll!

2011 proved to be a mad, mad year for me and I’d like to thank all the people who supported me over the past twelve months. Living it all was almost too much. Here’s to the great times this year. The publication of Sacred Skin, the first book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, was a major […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth on DVD….in German

Finally, the DVD for The Most Secret Place on Earth is out, about a year after the film surfaced on YouTube! There are some great extra, never before seen interviews with the film’s main characters but unfortunately the footage is all in German, as are the subtitles. Given that the film has garnered so much […]

Four page spread on Sacred Skin in Courrier International!

Today’s edition of Courrier International runs a great four page spread of my new book Sacred Skin, the first English language publication on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, Sak Yant.

It’s out there: Sacred Skin reviewed in Prediction Magazine in the UK!

My new book Sacred Skin, the first English language title on Thailand´s sacred tattoos, Sak Yant, has been very positively reviewed in the current issue of Prediction Magazine in the UK. “top notch eye candy and fascinating insights…”

Sacred Skin featured in Courrier International on October 6th!

My new book, Sacred Skin, the first English language publication on Thailand´s spirit tattoos, Sak Yant, is featured in the forthcoming edition of the French Courrier International, due to hit newsstands on October 6th!

Sacred Skin in Bizarre Magazine!

My new book, Sacred Skin, has been reviewed in the forthcoming issue of Bizarre Magazine, available at all quality newsagents in the UK today! Photograph taken by Kraig Lieb at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport last week.