Snaps: Aerobics at dawn

Riverside aerobics at dawn in Phnom Penh

By the riverside every morning at dawn, men and women gather to exercise in the cooler air.

This photograph was taken by Brazilian expat photographer Bernardo Salce. Here’s the story behind the photo:

“I’ve been living in Phnom Penh for two months now and my favorite spot in the morning is still the riverside. As a photographer, I really appreciate the special light we get at dawn. It’s always fun to take photos of the outdoor aerobics classes. People of all ages, shapes and sizes exercise in the cool air and relaxed atmosphere. For only 1000 riel per session, the aerobics are led by an instructor with an over-sized boom box. On top of that you get to see a pretty good sunrise over the Tonle Sap…. But it would be cliche to take photos of a sunrise, wouldn’t it?”

Bernardo Salce is a photographer based in Phnom Penh. He’s recently started a photography and video agency, Bumuo Pictures. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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