A series of 26 pictures taken in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, showing different playing cards, found on the ground at different locations in the city.
"Basically, on my first day in the city I noticed that in many places there were groups of guys playing cards on street corners, sitting on boxes, or crates or chairs, squatting in small groups and I also noticed a lot discarded playing cards on the streets around the city - cards blown away by the wind or the traffic, abandoned - a byproduct of the small card games you could see everywhere.
So i started taking pictures of the cards whereever I found then on the street. I wondered if I could build up a complete pack of cards with the images.. I was thinking a lot about the idea of fortunes - cards as a means of telling fortunes, or knowing the future (the phrase “itʼs in the cards”) - and of the fortune or fate of each card - I liked seeing the different kinds of damage that had been done to the cards and about the different environments in which they had come to rest... I was also thinking about the relation to gambling I suppose, “playing with your future” by putting it all on the line in a card game…. and in the idea of my trying to make a coherence (a full set of cards) from all of the different acts of loss and accident which had scattered the cards in the city."