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Away from City — Siem Reap / KH




My friend Johnson and I had decided to go for a short trip to Cambodia, Siem Reap as to get away from city life. And at the same time, explore a new rural area for our photography crave. The trip was short, but have to be honest, we wasn't sober everyday. But at least managed to explore and catch most places in Siem Reap.

structures —

Structures in Angkor wat is just aesthetically pleasing. The details of it adds to the wander of the olden age. Some may be eerie when step foot inside, but most are calm and peaceful silence.


people —

The most interesting thing to do again is to observe the people there. Most of them are tourist, where they can be seen appreciating the nature, and some resting.


"where's my cheese burger!?" —


Natural contrast —

With the hot sun shining on us, of course we can expect light and heat. But in the temples, the light passes through naturally and lid the place with the right amount of light, leaving the shadows a mysterious area. 
This is perfect for me as I like contrast especially when shooting black and white. It gives some much motivation to plan the shot and isolate people between light and shadow.



Of course, there must've photos of my cool friend in this series. How can i left it out uh!


psychedelic grading —

It was hard to composite a minimal shot in angkor wat. There're so much happenings. Maybe a different kind of approach is to make the colours weird. It doesn't really speak much for angkor wat, but I felt things could be happening as much as there are emptiness within it.


"In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn't want to share... you know what they did?

They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever."

in the mood for love —