Click on the picture to see the full size spread and read the wonderful article written by Cassandra. It gives a clear directive and vision for my photography of women plus… Yulia explains what it’s like being on the other side of my camera.
01. Lighthearted fun with Cassandra, the editor of Lady magazine in Cambodia, shot on a compact hotel room balcony. Fuji X-T1, 56mm lens using a shutter speed long enough to feel great and short enough to care. 1/125th second [right]
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02. Beautifully simple and simply beautiful.
03. The temple at Angkor Wat provides a fabulous backdrop. A 6pm we catch the last rays of sunlight as the tourists have all but gone back to Siem Reap in their coaches and tuk tuks.
04. The ancient carvings come alive in the glancing sunlight. I’m quite moved by the spectacle. It’s just Cassandra, Francesca my daughter and I left to appreciate the 1000 years of history laid before us. These temples in Cambodia were constructed at about the same time as the great Norman cathedrals in England.
05. Getting away from the bustle of the main tourist sites is a must if you want to experience the splendour and magnificence of the stone masons craft. The jungles are littered with ruins of such fabulous detail that I felt like a true adventurer at times.
06. Pockets of natural light are formed from the skylight streaming through holes in the roofs of ancient buildings [left] and where such wonderful light evaded us we made our own with a Cactus RF60 Speedlight [right].
07. Cassandra loves to climb. In seemingly no time she was 15ft above us in this ancient tree [left]. The edge of a Eucalyptus wood was a wonderful place for a figure in the landscape shot [right].
08. The next morning we went out of town on a boat trip to the Tonle Sap lake.
09. I love this wild and tousled look. So raw and beautiful.
10. Colour and design.
11. The waters are on the rise. The monsoon season is getting underway and the water level here is expected to rise by 3m. The houses of these fishing families are above us on the stilts as we shoot.
12. The tones and textures are sublime straight from camera. I used the Pro Neg Standard colour space in Lightroom to make these pictures.
14. The children of Cambodia are amazing. Some have so little but have so much love and happiness. The future is bright.
Cambodia is such a fabulous country I’m heading back there in 2015 to run one more photographic tour. Put 20th to the 31st July 2015 in your diary and email Blaise or Linda for more details. Hurry though as places are selling fast.
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