This online shoebox contains random pictures, notes, whatever. I've been a professional writer-photographer for so many years now. It's a damn good excuse to carry a camera around.

Posted By Lester V Ledesma
Can't get enough of monk portraits in Cambodia!

Monk_bay

Shot while watching over my posse at the recent PhotoTreks: Angkor.

 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma
#3 - The Bayon by Moonlight

Well past midnight, under glistening moonlight, the Bayon Temple forms an imposing sight. In the darkness I head inside one of Angkor's most celebrated temples, a tiny flashlight in my hand to illuminate the way. The atmosphere is eerie as I clamber over centuries of rubble, past empty halls populated by long-dead monks, and up towards the top gallery where my subject awaits.

Bayon

I find him with a wave of my torch. His smile is gentle, and his sheer size is truly humbling (and just a little bit terrifying under the current conditions). Under daylight he is a postcard and a landmark; a relic for tourists to gawk at. But tonight, spotlit against a brilliant pre-dawn sky, he becomes who he really is: Jayavarman VII, builder of the Bayon Temple. King of the Khmers.

 

 

 
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