by Steven Chew
About the Book
This book project was inspired by the Kasaya, a Buddhist monastic robe and is often seen in various shades of vermilion.
The elusive orange-red colour takes on interesting hues when seen in different light exposures. It is my attempt to capture the dramatic contrast against the backdrop of temple ruins in Angkor Wat.
'Vermilion' is a follow up to an earlier publication, 'Angkor The Lost Kingdom'. Most of the photographs were staged and shot in Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2010.