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My apology if I have not visited your galleries lately; I was kind of inactive for a while and really hope that I would be sharing with you soon.

This man knows his territory; he sits with full 360degree view unlike others who places themselves near wall, under tree or need a backdrop; he isolates himself completely; truly independent. I find him a bold person ready to face the world. Thus I captured him.


I wish to open my Cambodia travelogue with this people photo. In Cambodia, short people have every right to live! The people call themselves Khmer/Cambodian. The face features of Cambodians are very uniquely defined; they are short and usually suntanned. Besides the temples and architecture of buildings, it is the people which captivated my attention. Very characteristic, hardwork and impressive nation of people in this IndoChina region. At Phnom Penh, in front of the Royal Palace lies a square flooded with people daily. We came to this place each early morning. I spotted this man in a very prominent location of the square and in order to
isolate him from the crowdy place, I had to move closer and shoot from above, which also made him look shorter than otherwise. In Phnom Penh, you can see many handicap people affected by land mines.

70-200mm f/2.8 sigma lens [kind loan from Jong]
FL200mm, ISO200

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