December 30, 2013
Itâ€™s Been a Good Year!
This yearâ€™s assignments have taken me to oilfields in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Mining in Mexico and editorial assignments in Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Mozambique, Peru, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and of course, here in the USA. Moments from those travels have made me stronger, smarter and better -- personally and professionally.
For me, photography is more than just freezing time. It is an act of self-discovery and exploration. Every person I meet and place I see while I have camera in-hand, become forever etched in my mind. I photograph the things I love, and I love my work. The following pages contain some of those people, places and experiences. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for looking and seeing the world through my cameras.
I wish you and yours a remarkable and prosperous New Year.
! Gaylon Wampler !
Based In Colorado, Photographing The World 719-930-6232
In the Northern Thailand countryside, a Karen Tribal woman pauses from scouring freshly burned fields for mushrooms to sell in market.
A Karen Villager waters corn during a drought in Thailand.
Buddhist monks in training, collect alms in Thailand.
Monks descend staircase of Thai Monastery.
Women on bus, on their way to the Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Buddhist flag of Thailand flies over the countryside.
Shwedagon Pagoda -- the enormous and beautiful Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar.
You have to work hard to escape the hustle and movement of Bangok, Thailand. A boat ride on the Chao Phraya River.
Left, Buddhists throw flower petals at a golden Buddha at the start of Songkran in Thailand. Upper right, Man works on new Church in Thai countryside. A Thai pastor visits with a Hmong woman in rural Thailand. Bottom, Temple grounds in preparation for Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Upper photo, Part of the vast and ancient complex of Angkor Wat in Siem Reip, Cambodia. Lower left, Monkeys play and cool off in the water surrounding Angkor Wat as the temperatures reach into triple digits. Lower right, Throngs of visitors jostle for spots to watch the sunset from atop one of Angkor Watâ€™s hilltop ruins.
Young girl watches over her brother near her jungle home on Kulan Mountain, Cambodia.
An African immigrant sells replicas of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Woman and her dogs, Prague, Czech Republic.
Pedestrian mall, Vienna, Austria.
Louis Vuitton store on the Champs El Elysees, Paris.
Moviegoers in a park, Vienna, Austria.
St. Charlesâ€™s Church, Vienna, Austria.
Central Prague, Czech Republic.
Oil & Gas
I love photographing in the oil and gas fields of the world. It is human ingenuity and drama at its finest.
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