Angkor Wat – Cambodia Pictures
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
1M ago
A Brief History of Angkor Wat: Angkor Wat, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a breathtaking archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, it is the largest religious monument in the world, covering an area of over 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, it gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. What to Expect During Your Visit: Visiting Angkor Wat is an unforgettable experience, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Camb ..read more
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Portrait Photography – Migration in the swiss Alps
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
8M ago
I have always loved portrait photography. I have put together a collection of black & white portraits, that I took during my project for the Sustainable Mountain Art Programme. The project, named Licht Der Hoffnung was exhibited in Chur, Switzerland and further used to raise awareness at conferences in Switzerland and Germany. These portraits feature some really special people I met in the historical Alpen village of Medergen, Switzerland. It is combined with portraits of my friends at the asylum-seeker house in Litzirutti, just a hike down the mountain from Medergen. I stayed in the small ..read more
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The Wild Ones: An Alternative Lifestyle
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
8M ago
My alternative lifestyle as a bit of a gypsy During my lifetime, my own rather unusual and alternative lifestyle has taken me to some interesting dwellings. While I was living in the Transkei, I lived alone in the campsite, in my treasured old retro Jurgens caravan. I had some local friends around who kept me entertained! Me with my people (and Brandy the dog) at my caravan in Coffee BayThe Magic Flying Caravan For a long time there in Coffee Bay, I had this fantasy of living in a magic flying caravan.  That meant that every morning when I woke up and opened my door, I could pot ..read more
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The amaXhosa initiation – Boys to Men
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
10M ago
A Photo Art Story about The amaXhosa initiation or ‘rite of passage’ process amongst young amaXhosa men in South Africa. All photographs ©Lavonne Bosman I lived in the rural Transkei (homelands of the amaXHosa) I lived in Coffee Bay, the rural Transkei from 2011 – 2013 and visited continuously afterwards. Through teaching English and basic literacy to some of the local youngsters and doing photography, I came to know many of the people.  Because of these friendships I was later allowed a rare glimpse into some of the traditions regarding this process. Since I ..read more
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Invest in My Photo Art Poster Prints on Etsy
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
10M ago
I’ve been spending a lot of time preparing my Photo Art Poster prints to be ready to decorate your walls! Invest in human-created travel art today. Browse my Photo Art Stories shop on Etsy and buy your favorites. Elevate Your Spaces with Original Photo Art Poster Prints by photographer Lavonne Bosman In a world where the creative landscape is increasingly dominated by AI-generated art, there’s something truly special about investing in the work of a genuine human artist like South African art photographer Lavonne Bosman. “Boss kids” Photograph Taken in Ha Giang, Vietnam My Photo Art Stories ar ..read more
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Quang Phu Cau Incense Story: It takes a Village
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
10M ago
Introduction to Quang Phu Cau Incense Village: Nestled in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam, lies a village that carries within its essence the ancient art of incense-making. Quang Phu Cau Incense Village, with its rich history and intricate crafting process, stands as a testament to the cultural heritage of the region. In this blog post, we embark on a sensory journey, exploring the origins, the meticulous artistry, and the significance of incense production in this charming village. Many locals earn a living by contributing their share of work in the production line of making the incense. The ..read more
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The Soul of Hanoi: Vibrant VIETNAM street photography
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
10M ago
This is my Vietnam street photography series that I worked on while living in Hanoi  from 2019 to 2023.  The pictures are scenes and moments when all elements come together creating a “Photo Art Story“, neither predicted nor planned. “Early train” Old Quarter Hanoi 2022“Train street” Hanoi 2019 “I’m inclined toward aesthetically documenting people and places in the way things are at a specific period in time.  Life as we know it changes so fast and the future is a mystery.  Today, everything in the past is already history.  I’m curious about questions l ..read more
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Dismantlement of the Tay Ho Ghost Ships
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
10M ago
Ghost Ships of West Lake, Hanoi: Echoes of the Past on Tranquil Waters All photographs ©LavonneBosman shot on Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f1.4 prime lens Amid the serene waters of West Lake, Tay Ho nestled in the heart of Hanoi, lies a haunting mystery that has intrigued both locals and visitors alike. The “Ghost Ships” of West Lake, remnants of a bygone era, cast an enigmatic spell over this picturesque landscape. In this blog post, we embark on a journey to uncover the history, purpose, and eventual disappearance of these evocative vessels. “Dismantlement” 2021-11-21 While living in Hanoi, Vietnam ..read more
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First Light -Migration in the Swiss Alps
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
11M ago
A story about migration in the Swiss Alps. Vihan, First Light “Escape from hardship because that is the only hope” An asylum seeker father from Iran, explaining why he named his son Vihan. In Persian, ‘Vihan’ can be translated as “First light” or “hope”. Vihan, First LightFor three months I had the opportunity to work as ‘Artist in Residence’ on a project for the Sustainable Mountain Art program SMART in Switzerland in 2016. My job was to research and take pictures raising awareness of challenges facing mountain regions.   I chose the theme of migration that ..read more
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Family Photography in Cape Town, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and more
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by lavonnebosman@gmail.com
11M ago
Looking for a portrait photographer to do Natural Light Family Photography in Cape Town, Somerset West or Stellenbosch Winelands? Meet Lavonne, who captures gorgeous family photos in beautiful nature locations. I am back from spending 4 and a half years doing Travel photography in Vietnam. So, it’s time to organize a fun outing with the family to a lovely nature location, have a picnic or other play activity and create some special memories to keep! It is my honor to continue to share these special moments with you and your family. As always, I’ll do my best to capture it in as natural a way a ..read more
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