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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Reality Check

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 13/05/2012

    » She was a part-time musician working in a New York coffee shop when a friend pressured her to audition for an obscure new reality TV show. She reluctantly gave it a shot and two months later was singing to more than 12 million television viewers in the finals of The Voice.

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    Love pictured together, Standing apart

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 01/04/2012

    » At first Piyarat Piyapongwiwat's "Queerness", a series of photographs of couples, doesn't appear to be a gay art exhibition. The photos aren't a celebration of sexuality or an overt claim for rights. These are subtle and personal portraits; the relationships are not always immediately apparent and there is a timeless element to the compositions. As in a black and white photograph of your great-grandparents, the couples don't smile. They are posing, but not formally. The impression is of a quick window into the lives of couples, as they turn to look momentarily _ before resuming their lives. It's an intimate demonstration that same-sex couples are as loving and connected as any other.

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    Come to Bangkok and show me What you see

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 22/04/2012

    » An exhibition at Le Meridien, Bangkok, titled ''A New Perspective on Photography: A Look through Bangkok'', is the result of a three-day workshop with renowned lensman Ralph Gibson and nine photographers from Thailand, Cambodia, India, China and Hong Kong.

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    Finding freedom in fusion

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 04/03/2012

    » Last week, Chiang Mai-based artist Pakitsilp Varamissara had three exhibitions concurrently running in the capital, comprising some 200 works from a career spanning 30 years.

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