About the Book
This is a complication of images taken over a period of four-five years in thailand, Malaysia, Bali, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China. Aek is an outstanding model, always ready and willing to pose for my camera. Charming but shy, he is a very special individual.
Aek lives and works in Thailand and has traveled extensively with me throughout Asia. Wherever we are, I have been blessed with a willing and cooperative model. Whatever the locale or the temperature, he is willing to get into the water or pose on the rocks at my request.
Having discovered photography in high school, my interest has continued over the years. I have had experience with large format cameras (4x5), medium format cameras (2-1/4) and small format cameras (35mm), but now have advanced to digital cameras. This type of photography allows for using a "dry darkroom" - the computer. The ease of shooting the picture, immediately evaluating, cropping and enhancing the image is very exciting. After years of working in a wet darkroom, the change is not only cleaner, but offers more flexibility. Because computers can do far more things than conventional photography, the digital world allows far more creativity. Working in my own graphics and typesetting business for over 30 years gave me an early introduction to computers and the sophistication of the new graphics programs. I have taken thousands of images and these books have given me incentive to find new models to photograph, so this will be a continuing process.