A collection of photographs of the "Devatas", the stone carvings of the beautiful feminine divinities realistically rendered in 1,780 individual portraits on the walls of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. These guardian angels were created almost a thousand years ago when this famous temple of the Khmer Empire was finished in 1150 AD. They engage the viewer with the charm of their ever-serene smile as well as the fresh vitality of their youthful figures with their bare torsos and the grace of their supple gestures with their slender fingers, holding a lotus or playing with a string of flowers. The Angkor Wat Devatas are the world's most extraordinary collection of royal portraits ever commissioned and surely the most profoundly feminine. We were captivated by their beauty and charisma from the first time we visited and have worked on gathering this collection of photographs for almost seventeen years.
We believe that you will find the Devatas as charming as we do.
Dennie Cody and DK Khattiya specialize in lifestyle and travel photography for advertising, editorial and corporate clients. They are contributing photographers to the collections of Getty Images, Masterfile and Alamy. Dennie and DK work together as a team and love to travel the “back roads” of the world. To see more of their work visit www.codyphoto.com.