With the rain moving away, I continued my exploration around the pavilions of the Wat Phra Kaew which lies within the walls of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It’s the home of the Emerald Buddha, not that I actually got to see that sacred carving on this particular day. Given the semi-tropical climate, despite the downpour that had ceased only a short while earlier, the heat retained within the slabs on the floor was already causing the puddles to evaporate and the stones to dry off. It never really occurred to me to wonder why there were all these military types standing around.
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Richard Davis – Photographer
Richard Davis is an International Photographer based in Katy, Texas. Katy, a former rice farming community and oilfield, is now more commonly viewed as a suburb 25 miles west of Houston.
Originally from Swindon in England, from an early age Richard wanted to travel. With a degree in Geophysics, he entered the oil exploration industry which, over the next 11 years, took him to live and work in Libya, South Africa, Brunei, Libya (again), Tunisia, Dubai, and Oman.
A change of track then brought him to the United States to lead a hazardous waste remediation project and that led into an IT Management career. While in Houston he met and married his wife, Karen. Richard's IT Management career took them to Paris, France, where they lived for two years before returning to Houston in early 2000.
In addition to his library of slide and print images from around the world, Richard went fully digital in 2006 when Canon introduced the EOS 5D and has continued to extend his digital image library. He uses a range of cameras but his current favorite remains the Canon EOS 5D Mk II.
Richard takes on a broad range of subjects and his images have appeared in corporate publications, local magazines and various web sites.
Richard lives with his wife Karen, of Karen Davis Design, and their two children (and 3 fish).