Through the lens

„Angkor“ is an old Sanskrit word meaning “the city”. From the 9th to the 15th century, it was the capital of the Khmer Empire, located deep in the jungle north of the great Tonle Sap lake in modern Cambodia. With over 1 million citizens, it was once the biggest city in the middle ages! Nowadays, Angkor is a famous UNESCO World Heritage site and Angkor Wat the biggest temple in the world. Inherited from generation to generation and given to me by my ancestors, the spirit of Angkor is still in the heart & soul of all Khmer people.

To make it a little bit more complicated, I am a Sino-Khmer, which means that my family has some roots in China but has been living in Cambodia for generations. Because of my looks, people are always curious asking me where I am coming from. I usually reply that I am a German from Hamburg, who grew-up in a small town called Idar-Oberstein in West Germany. And my origin is Cambodia! People are always reacting pretty amazed, surprised and happy!

I am a communication designer specialized in the catalog production for fashion and industrial advertisement & commercial. For many years, I have been working as an art director and graphic designer in my hometown Hamburg. None of my professional works you can see here, right? Right! But the combination of origin & profession makes ANGKOR-DESIGN.

I dedicate this page to my passions: photography, traveling & my social engagement as a philanthropist. My world is ours – a unique spot full of diversity and beauty, my symbol is that of a butterfly. Through the lens of my camera, I love to share my knowledge, experiences and encounters I have made around the world with you!

Please take your time and enjoy my personal stories in pictures.