GalleryBangkok is my adopted home, there's nowhere on earth I’d rather be. I step out of my door every day and without fail I’m hit with the hot sun and the buzz of daily life on the streets. I’m perpetually fascinated by all around me.
I’m often asked how I capture my photos so candidly. To begin with I wasn’t sure how to answer as my photos are taken from what I perceive to be interesting, fun and most of all true to life. When I press the shutter button on my camera its normally based on intuition more than anything else. Over time I’ve come to realize the true answer isn’t that I have some magical skills with a camera, but more I’m so interested in observing everything around me as I walk or pass by on the sky train or taxi, that I’m ready to capture that fleeting moment or anticipate someone stepping into the frame in my mind’s eye. If I see somewhere that I can’t stop when I’m on the move that looks interesting I go back to take a deeper look later, always making mental notes of graffiti, laneways or less explored parts of town that will make for the backdrop of a good photo.
My favorite spots around Bangkok are the rustic laneways from China Town to Wat Pho via the Flower Market along The Chao Phraya River, crammed with colour, life, street food, market vendors & fast moving action. There’s always interesting characters going about their daily lives and sometimes the occasional tourist trying to get too the roots of Old Bangkok. There’s also many pop up markets at weekends that are great for capturing live music, hipster culture and the edgy aspect of life in Bangkok.
Temples, parks, the small tributaries (called Klongs) along the river and Thai boxing at the New Lumphinee Stadium all make for quintessential Bangkok photos. Some of which I’ve included here.
Enjoy my photos of Bangkok & if you’re ever passing through, my only advice is stay a little longer and explore. Bangkok never disappoints.