A few years ago I was commissioned to shoot four chapters for a proposed series of books on Buddhist architecture in Asia. The books look at how architecture was influenced by Buddhism as Buddhism spread from India. As one of several photographers, I shot in Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand and I had the opportunity to travel with the author, Vikram Lall, in Myanmar. The first of six volumes, The Golden Lands: Architecture of the Buddhist World, is devoted to Southeast Asia and was published in 2014 by JF Publishing, Kuala Lumpur. The Bhutan images will appear in a planned future volume.
Most important memory of each country (not necessarily from a work perspective): the annular eclipse we saw over Bagan, Myanmar; the view over the Mekong River from The Big Tree Cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos, run by my friends Adri Berger and Mija Son, and their hospitality; every step of the Druk Path Trek in Bhutan because every minute in the biggest mountain range in the world is a privilege; and getting a really good sunset to silhouette a Buddha at Sukhothai, possibly my favourite image from all of my work for the book.