Street photography in Bangkok

Im taking a few weeks out relaxing in Thailand before the summer wedding season really kicks off in ernest. Staying outside Bangkok at the moment with my friend and fellow street photographer Ronn Aldaman. It’s 43 degrees here right now and feeling to hot to go out and do much during the middle of the day. The rainy season seems to be breaking in, yesterday it poured cats and dogs off and on all through the day. Torrential rain coming almost out of nowhere with powerful storms that send everyone running for shelter and street vendors often caught unawares trying to retrieve there merchandise as it gets a soaking or is sent flying down the road. Unlike shooting in India I find street photography quite challenging here. Backgrounds, light and colours are not as easy to work with and the whole environment is making me think all the harder about how to push my photography further to achieve the look I want. A proliferation of tall buildings often starve you of low evening light and perhaps people are a little more skittish when it comes to taking candid photos and therefor you have to work a little bit harder to get them. However, unlike India Thailand is a very easy place to relax, you are never too far away from an iced coffee or my favourite dish, Tom Sam — Papaya Salad. Im also trying to learn Thai with a view to possibly running street photography and camera tuition workshops here in Bangkok with Ronn. A few favourites from the last few days here on the blog now — hopefully, next week we may get access to a Thai boxing school or Muay Thai as it is referred to in Thai.

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3 Comments

  1. Nick - Great stuff as always Mark. Love the third one down from the top!

  2. Stephen Bunn - Cracking street photography as ever...

  3. Magnus Persson - Love your shots, Mark! Ronn has promised me to be one of your first workshop students ...

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