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  • LIFESTYLE

    Love story anchored in angkor shines light on past

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 26/05/2013

    » Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples are among mankind's most mystical and beautiful feats of architecture and sculpture. Beyond the passage of kings and the flows and ebbs of invasions, however, little is known of their creation and the daily life of the people at the time. While many modern-day Cambodians and visitors alike are moved by the remaining monuments and artistic beauty, not much has been written of their historical context.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Photo journey brings myanmar into the light

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 07/04/2013

    » From mountains to beaches, monks to spirits, colonial architecture to hill tribes, Myanmar is a gem of contrasts and natural beauty. It is also sublimely photogenic, making books such as the newly published Burmese Light: Impressions of the Golden Land, by Hans Kemp and Tom Vater, visually arresting.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Playing with the gods

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 31/03/2013

    » The paintings of "The Player" exhibition contain elements of thangka art and other Himalayan forms, pop art, surrealism, traditional Ramakien and personal inventions _ all in multicoloured oils on canvas. The photographs on adjacent walls are more subdued _ black and white travel portraits with emphasis on light and darkness and the inner nature of their subjects.

  • TECH

    Motorheadphones AMP up the competition

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 17/02/2013

    » Beats by Dr Dre headphones have dominated the market of hip hop listeners over the past year or two. And while these and other hip hop-geared listening devices are normally suitable for general use they can be a little heavy on the bass when you might want to focus instead on the upper ranges or the nuances of guitar solos. So for rock listeners seeking a little more subtlety to their sound, or a brand they can better identify with, come Motorheadphones, made by Swedish-based Krussell and tested and approved by the members of Motorhead, now in their late sixties, to provide an optimal sound and broad range for heavy metal and softer genres.

  • NEWS

    The knock-on effect for Bangkok's knock-offs

    Spectrum, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 20/01/2013

    » Last week, a man came to tell Jasmine, a vendor in the Nana area, that the Department of Special Investigation would be conducting a raid. He took the unusual step of telling her not only to temporarily close down, but to move all of her counterfeit goods back home for two days.

  • LIFESTYLE

    After four decades, Her stock's still on the rise

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 23/12/2012

    » Nancy Brown's photographs have appeared in countless publications around the world over the past four decades. The 73 year old, named a Nikon Legend in 2001, has been a leader in commercial photography, supplying pictures for stock agencies such as Getty Images.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thai eyes capture the world

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 30/09/2012

    » Tourists often come to the Kingdom armed with heavy camera gear and return home after a week or two with hundreds or thousands of photographs from one of the most photogenic countries on Earth. They are a common, accepted feature at many temples and sights. A similar, but less represented institution is the army of Thai photographers _ professionals, aspiring amateurs and snapshot tourists _ who now travel the world recording their impressions.

  • NEWS

    As seen through the lens of an insider

    Spectrum, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 16/09/2012

    » Over the course of 25 years covering Myanmar and Southeast Asia as a photojournalist, Thierry Falise has come under fire from Lao militia, been hit by shrapnel covering riots in Bangkok and come face to face with a diminutive follower of the 10-year-old twins commanding God's Army who would stand on a chair to beat his wife.

  • LIFESTYLE

    From the alps, Via the new york subway, To bangkok

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 09/09/2012

    » Over the course of his career, Swiss artist Pirmin Breu has always drawn inspiration and creative energy from new places and Bangkok has been no exception. He's been visiting here for years and finds in the city a dichotomy that stimulates him. He compares Bangkok to Mexico City, saying that in the latter "you can see the corruption as soon as you land", but he also finds a positive energy in both conducive to creativity.

  • TRAVEL

    Yen and the art of travelling on the cheap

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 02/09/2012

    » There is a sign on the door of the Capsule Inn Tajima near Ueno Station in Tokyo discouraging tattooed patrons from making use of the baths or overnight capsules. This is aimed at Yakuza, organised crime figures, who once had leverage over urban businesses but whose influence has waned somewhat in recent years, even in the entertainment districts where they used to thrive.

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