I was really thrilled to have been asked to photograph Nate Leonardo, a young collector and historian of sorts, for a Merrimack Valley Magazine story written by my friend Beth Daigle. Nate is passionate about collecting, preserving and possibly reigniting interest in what was almost lost, the Cambodian film and music industry that was flourishing prior to the Cambodian Genocide. Nate collaborated with film maker David Chou on "Golden Slumbers", a documentary about the "rise and fall of the Cambodian film industry" that was screened in Lowell last year.
Nate brought much of his collection for the photo shoot and set the mood for the evening shoot with some of his Cambodian music favorites. I hope the vibe from that night comes through!