THIS PICTURE SERIES was taken during a week-long documentary photography workshop held in the ancient city of Luang Prabang in northern Laos. The workshop was headed up by veteran Australian shooters Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont, and each participant was asked to “produce a documentary photo essay with a striking visual narrative”.

I tried to do that by spending time with a travelling funfair that was pitching its tents on the edge of town. Despite their initial growls at having a camera constantly shoved in their faces, the young men building the fair were won over with a bribe: three crates of Beer Lao. ◉

Some of the pics in this series ran in online photography magazine Life Force.