The Treasured Shrine

Angkor Wat was built to honor the god Vishnu and his shrines fill many of the hallways and crossroads within the temple complex. This was shot in the inner part of the temple, where the walls came together to form a quincunx. The symmetry of this place was wonderful, as you can tell, so it was a real joy to move around and get a bunch of compositions that made good mathematical sense. This is something I think about a lot when I shoot... taking the entropy of the world and reducing it something that is mathematically idealized inside of the frame dimensions.

 

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Taken on June 1, 2007