Cambodia - Siem Reap
Photographers who visit the temples of Angkor are inevitably inspired to see the ruins and jungle through the cast of Black & White. The medium invokes a feeling of time long past that rests comfortably with the subject material. Places like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm loose their depth, detail and warmth when presented in colour.
If you're heading to Angkor yourself soon do have a look at our fabulous field guide on photographing Angkor and Siem Reap...
These images were taken during my Ancient Kingdoms Photo Tour in November 2011. Each year I spend two weeks sharing my favourite highlights of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with a group of eight fellow photographers. Come along and discover what makes South-East Asia such a cultural treasure and so inspiring for photographers...
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."