Description Tak Bat, also called Morning Alms Offering, is an ancient and sacred religious ceremony in Laos that starts every day at sunrise and lasts about 45 minutes. Buddhist monks walk through town in a meditative procession, carrying their alms bowls, allowing Lao people to make an offering, usually in the form of sticky rice or fruits in order to gain merit. Bathed in the first golden sunrays on their way back to Wat Saen temple, the monks filed past us silently, wrapped in their bright saffron robes.
Julia Hiebaum, La Jolla Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Julia Hiebaum was born in Vienna, Austria, and as a teenager moved to Milan, Italy, with her family.
Working in various fields of fashion for over twenty years in Milan instilled a growing sense of perfectionism in esthetics, design and composition which later naturally led to photography as her main occupation and passion. Her extensive professional and personal travels have allowed her to gather inspirational perspectives of life’s unique moments, venturing in different areas such as fine arts, fashion and editorial. Julia is a contributor to several renowned stock agencies such as Alamy, and her work has been published regularly in various print media internationally. Whatever the subject she tries to capture, her love for nature’s beauty and creations is ever so present. “My images represent a continous search for a harmonious balance, whether in a spontaneous instant or a studied environment.'
Julia is an awarded artist and her work is featured in the “International Masters of Photography, Vol. I”. She now lives in California with her husband and daughter.
All work in this gallery is the original work of Julia Hiebaum. It is for sale, copyrighted to Julia Hiebaum and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.