Archive for August, 2011
Not many people know this – but Angkor Wat is only one of more than 100 temples in the famous Siem Reap/Angkor ruins in Cambodia. If you have never been to this part of the world, you may experience a culture shock as you will come across many beggars and touts – many of whom are landmine amputees and children. I took this photograph at the Preah Khan temple, once occupied by a great Khmer king – the structure you see at the middle of the cross-section of consecutive hallways is a lingam-yoni shrine. It’s pretty bizarre – you’ll never guess what it symbolizes. The “lingam” pillar is a phallic symbol, which rests on the “yoni” pedestal, as the name suggests, a yonic symbol.
For those of you who didn’t know, TWiT (This Week in Tech) moved into a snazzy new studio – and TWiT Photo, which I co-host with Chief TWiT Leo Laporte, is the first show on the network to debut in the living room set. I’ve had a blast interviewing illustrious photographers such as Scott Kelby, Ed Kashi, Art Wolfe, Bruce Dale and Peter Eastway – and this awesome new space only ups the ante for both the TWiT Photo crew and you, viewers. We couldn’t have asked for a better guest than Atlanta-based editorial music photog (and educator) Zack Arias. Check out photos of our first show in the new digs :)