Capturing people in their natural state involves great depth of observation; especially in human behavior.
Like watching a basketball game, when you know the court layout you will know where to pick the best seat. When you understand the rules of the game you will know the dos and don’ts. When you are familiar with Michael Jordan’s behavior pattern, you will know what to expect when you see he sticks out his tongue; that’s what he did when he was going to score.
I observe speech in action, relationship interactions, facial expressions, body language, and activities. When all the senses are put to good use, photographing people in activities becomes a unique art form and I love it.
Standing in the middle of an ancient temple in Asia built in the late 12th century the feeling is unbelievable because that’s about 1000 years before anyone of us was even born. Today, when you see a little child from the Western world in modern attire set foot into the entrance of this aged structure you couldn’t help but feeling a little incomprehensive, your mind is telling you an image of Back To The Future is unfolding before your eyes.
Built in the first half of 12th century between 113-5 BC, Angkor Wat is the largest monument of the Angkor group and the best preserved. It’s the finest monuments in the world. No matter how many times I have photographed this architecture masterpiece I’m always amazed by the sheer complexity and perfection.