I have put together a slideshow of some of some of my favourite images I created during our time in Cambodia. I was very inspired, especially by the remarkable serene beauty of the carvings of Buddhas in the Angkor Wat temples.
I’ve tried to capture how I felt when gazing at these mysterious images, in the hazy heat a sort of dream like wonder. I have used a layering technique in photoshop to add to the sense of time and mystery. The backgrounds are collages and paintings from my travel sketch book. The peaceful music was composed and played especially by Matt, my man. It’s ten minutes long, sit back make a cup of tea and share this lovely sultry experience.
I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to be here in Cambodia to visit the Angkor Wat temples. What I didn’t realise is that there is a whole complex of Temples, the place is vast, we have been three times now and have only just scratched the surface. It is truly stunning with images of sacred Hindu and Buddhist deities, my favourite religious iconography, they are so peaceful and contemplative.
The place is still an active centre of worship with golden buddhist shrines and the smell of incense wafting around.
Even amongst the gaggles of clicking tourists there is a timeless beauty and compassion that emanates from the faces that gaze at you. I found a real sense of peace and a feeling of being very small in the larger perspective of things.