DIR June 2017 Instagram Photographer: Daniel Guzmics

DIR June 2017 Instagram Photographer: Daniel Guzmics

© Daniel Guzmics

This month’s featured photographer is Daniel Guzmics.

“This picture was taken in June 2016. I was at Samdach Sothearos Blvd, next to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,” says Guzmics. “Unfortunately, the viewer cannot see the Royal Palace with its golden roof. However, seeing this young boy, with his ragged clothes, so happy in front of the golden palace and an enormous portrait of Cambodia’s king made me really happy.
“WhileInstagram-Icon-2017 he is enjoying life hunting pigeons, many kids his age are already forced to work in the city as vendors. It was inspiring to see him just being childish and living life in the moment, without a care. In this truly poor country, with its extreme contrasts between wealth and poverty, this picture is a sign of hope.”

Daniel Guzmics Tech Specs

Guzmics took the photo with his Canon EOS 50D, in portrait mode, and a 18–55mm lens. Daniel Guzmics’s photography can be found at @MoreThanAJourney