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Solar eclipse inspires Angkor 'Reverie'

Solar eclipse inspires Angkor 'Reverie'

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A new exhibition of monochrome photographs by John McDermott will go on display

from November 15 until the end of December 2002 at the Sofitel Royal Angkor

Hotel in Siem Reap.

A new exhibition of monochrome photographs by John McDermott will go on display from November 15 until the end of December 2002 at the Sofitel Royal Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap.

McDermott uses an unusual combination of techniques

to capture the beauty of the temples, combining the grainy, moody effects of

infrared film with sepia toning. McDermott's exhibition is the culmination of

seven years' work at Angkor.

The exhibition, "Reverie", was inspired by

McDermott's experience at Angkor Wat during the total solar eclipse of 1995.

"You could see the shadow of the eclipse sweeping across the landscape,"

says McDermott.

"As the moon moved overhead, blocking out direct light

from the sun, I saw the whole landscape bathed in this platinum light.

 

It was a magical experience, and I started thinking about how I could capture

that effect on film. That's when I began experimenting with infrared film."

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