Faces of Bangkok

July 31, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Family PortraitFamily PortraitA man and his daughter pose outside a noodle manufacturing shop in the Yaowarat (Chinatown) section of Bangkok.

In my experience, Thais are among the easiest people in the world to photograph. In most cases a smile and friendly "Tie Roop Die My?" ("Can I take a picture") are all it takes to get people to say yes.  Oftentimes they would smile, but some people were comfortable let me take a photo of a neutral, or even scowling, pose.  Below are some of the many portraits I made of people on the streets of Thailand.

I shoot most of my photos in color, but I found that converting them to black and white allowed me to remove a lot of the colorful distractions in the photos and focus on the people and their faces.

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HaircutHaircutA man gets his hair cut at the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok, Thailand.

A man getting his hair cut at the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok

 

Street PortraitStreet PortraitA man on the street in Bangkok's Chinatown area.

A man on the street in the Chinatown section of Bangkok

 

Bus DriverBus DriverA bus driver waits for his next run near Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok, Thailand.

A bus driver near the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok

 

Smoking ManSmoking ManA man enjoys a cigarette while sitting outside a store on Surawong Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

A man enjoys a cigarette while sitting outside a store on Surawong Road in Bangkok
 

Scowling FaceScowling FaceA man poses for a picture on the street in the Chinatown section of Bangkok, Thailand. He was much friendlier and agreeable than suggested by the look on his face.

 

A man on the street in the Chinatown section of Bangkok, Thailand.  He was much friendlier than suggested by the look on his face.

 

Bangkok StreetBangkok StreetA man on the street in Bangkok's Chinatown area.

A man on the street of the Chinatown section of Bangkok

 

Bangkok Street PortraitBangkok Street PortraitA tuk-tuk driver near the Golden Mount temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

A tuk-tuk driver in Bangkok

 


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