Posts Tagged ‘photographer’

Art in Siem Reap

I enjoy looking at art, and occasionally purchasing art and our visit to Siem Reap was no exception. There’s an old blog post about the art scene in Siem Reap on Travelfish (the Hotel de la Paix they refer to is now the Park Hyatt Siem Reap). I find that a lot of the art scene is foreigner influenced, and there’s very little offering from Cambodian artists – I wish this would change going forward.

The Park Hyatt Siem Reap offered quite a few interesting pieces, in-room even. Robert Powell numbered pieces exist.

In-room art, Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Northwest Tower of Ta Keo, Angkor, Robert Powell

In-room art, Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Preah Palilay, Angkor, Robert Powell

Managed to pickup a local piece from Sopheng, who is the proprietor of Sopheng Art Gallery, near the Old Market.

Sopheng Art Gallery, Siem Reap

Who’s popular? John McDermott and his collection of McDermott Galleries. He makes use of B&W infrared photography, something I noticed quite quickly. Pickup up a print made sense. I also quite liked the items in the WA Gallery Concept Store (they have a couple of outlets near the FCC Angkor) — started by some French expats.

If you’re into the art’s scene, the Park Hyatt is a great starting point. To finish off, a quick pic from the Park Hyatt Siem Reap:

In-room art, Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Julian Cash at the Percona Live MySQL Conference

MeI just got invited to this: MySQL Studio Photos @ Percona Live MySQL. I immediately signed up on the Indiegogo page for MySQL Portrait Photographs. I’m going and I’m happy to see the photographer again.

Julian Cash is an incredibly talented photographer (check out his portfolio) who for some years did some light painting at the MySQL Conference. He also did some wide angle photos. Overall my portrait photo is basically shot by Julian, and I can’t wait to get an additional one. Julian portrays Human Creativity, and he’s also an incredibly nice person. He will bring out the best in you.

If you’re going to be at Percona Live and you’re involved in the MySQL ecosystem in some way, it would be a shame not to get your photo taken by Julian. So support the cause!