While exploring one of the night markets in Chiang Mai I spotted this chap watching over his stall. Or perhaps he is half asleep! It’s hard to tell. Sometimes you get lucky with photography, and this was one of those unplanned moments that I just had to capture. Even if it was a fleeting, sneaky snap!
There are so many things I love about this scene it’s hard to know where to start. The posture, the wooly hat, the facial expression and the less obvious bare foot paint such a vivid picture of this man’s character. And the light source coming into shot from the right worked wonderfully.
I really enjoyed trying some street photography while visiting Thailand last year. Maybe it’s because everything seemed so foreign to me, but there were just so many interesting subjects in every direction. I don’t have the same feeling at all when exploring Europe, but I wish I could recreate it somehow. Wouldn’t that be great?!
Taken in the Bangrak district of Bangkok, my shot for this week’s photo challenge depicts the daily life of a local man selling lottery tickets. We saw lots of people selling these all around the city. I guess they just sit there all day and sell tickets, which must get boring pretty quickly! I never actually saw anybody buying one. His white mask really stood out for me so I decided to go for black and white. Continue reading
My apologies for the distinct lack of new posts over the last two weeks, but I’ve been busy exploring Thailand! I was so excited for my first trip to Asia and it didn’t disappoint. Bangkok really felt like a living, breathing city more than any place I’ve ever been. I can’t think of many times I’ve felt more alive! I also spent time in Chiang Mai and Phuket as many first time visitors seem to do, and I’ll be posting plenty of shots from across the country over the coming weeks.
This shot was taken in the Chinatown of Bangkok, which was definitely one of my favourite areas of the city. Wandering the streets there was just so much going on in every direction, it was a hive of activity. So I decided to try my hand at some “shooting from the hip” street photography which I’ve not really done before. Most of the results were pretty bad, I found it so hard! Is it normal to have such a poor hit ratio with this kind of photography? I have no idea, but this one really stood out for me.
Have you ever visited Bangkok? How was your first experience visiting Asia? Are you a pro at street photography and have some tips to share? Please get in touch!
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