Angkor Monochrome Series: Part 1

This travelogue is the first in a series describing my approach and background to Angkor monochrome photography.  Photographing Angkor is an ongoing project to produce a unique collection of fine art prints. Photoshop post-production is an essential component in my image workflow, using digital dodging and burning techniques and luminosity masks. However, nothing is added…

An unusual Buddhist ritual in Mandalay

Buddha face washing & teeth brushing at the Mahamuni Pagoda The Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay, Central Myanmar, offers an unusual cultural experience within the Buddhist World. The daily event is not a tourist attraction, but a solemn ceremony attended by local devotees and pilgrims. Feeling disoriented, waking in the night, my wife, Took and I…