The Head of Buddha

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Ayutthaya, Thailand.

 

Gracefully it rises…This severed head of a buddha statue always has symbolised the sacking of Ayutthaya by the Burmese to me. It is simultaneously sad and hopeful.

Never had I experienced a warmer and steamier day than this one…I had one day to photograph as much as I could. Thailand can be friendly to the mind but punishing on the lungs. My wife was with me. I didn’t let her out my sight, that pretty thing. For six months she stood behind me on every photo…

The serenity of his beautiful face still moves me today.