The temples of Angkor


The Temple of Bakong (2001).

The temples and ruins of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are effortlessly photogenic, so much so it seems impossible to take a bad picture of them. John McDermott’s photographs are especially fine, not least because he’s used infra-red film which always gives foliage a peculiar luminous appearance. Simon Marsden is the big populariser of this technique with his many photographs of ruins in Britain and Ireland.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Adolph Sutro’s Gingerbread Palace
The Jantar Mantar
Hungarian water towers
Karel Plicka’s views of Prague
Atget’s Paris