Three Travel + Leisure photographers — Francisco Guerrero, Alex Treadway and
Scott A. Woodward — venture to different corners of Asia, focusing their lenses
on the Philippine coastline, Northern India/Bhutan and Cambodia. Each returns
with a distinct perspective on what makes for culturally immersive travel.
Along with two other photographers — the talented Francisco Guerrero and Alex Treadway — I was asked by Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia to contribute a small collection of images from Cambodia for a special photography feature, ‘Asia Through Three Lenses’, that appears in their November 2016 edition.
Cambodia has a long and tumultuous history, having endured decades of colonization, civil war, occupation and the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge regime that displaced and murdered millions of their own compatriots. However, there have now been more than two decades of peace and stability and, while the country struggles to recover from the ravages of its recent history, today the kingdom is enjoying a modern-day renaissance. Explore the ancient architectural and spiritual wonder that the temples of Angkor offer, or drift down the mighty, muddy Mekong River. Traverse the rolling Cardamom Mountains or buzz through the bustling capital Phnom Penh. Trace the hundreds of kilometers of coastline along the Gulf of Thailand to the seaside city of Sihanoukville. Creative inspiration in Cambodia may come from many places: soft, golden light; millennia-old temples; friendly, welcoming Khmers; vibrant, bright colors and the majesty of Mother Nature.