Cambodian Photographer Vandy Rattana's work is documentary oriented and believes that "photographs are now fictional constructions, abstract and poetic surfaces, histories of their own."
Let us look closely at his photography series Looking In My Office taken in Cambodia.
Highlighting the mundane reality of daily work, Looking In My Office is made by a range of analog and digital cameras.
It centers around the simplicity of routine that in a grander scheme, makes up our lives. As one of Vandy's earlier works, it addresses his concern about the "lack of physical documentation accounting for the stories, traits, and monuments unique to his culture."
Vandy's recent works mark a shift in philosophy surrounding the relationship between historiography and image making. Check out the rest of his work on his website.