Category Archives: People

The Flower Lady ~ Thailand

I took this shot of an old lady preparing flower bouquets before selling them in the streets near the Ping River in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I also like the contrast between the old working woman and the young men napping in the background (it was around 10am). I am wondering if I shouldn’t just continue on this series of working women. I had this idea after I won a photography contest themed “The Fairer Sex” with this photo. Could be interesting! There are so many women, young and old, working in Chiang Mai. What do you think? Series or not? […]

The Flower Lady - Thailand

The Fairer Sex ~ Laos

This photo made me win a contest tonight in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme was “The Fairer Sex“. I wanted to submit this photo as I thought it fit well: An old woman carrying a huge load in the streets to go to work despite her age. She is still strong and determined. I wanted to avoid cliche photos of half naked women or portraits of young smiling girls. This photo was taken in Vientiane, Laos. I was riding a tuk tuk with my girlfriend, talking about random stuff and I noticed to woman walking alone. I barely had time […]

The Fairer Sex - Laos

Photo Essay: Children of Songkran

Songkran is an awesome celebration and fun for all ages. Kids are especially ecstatic during the Thai New Year as they are allowed to stay out all day and splash everyone (bonus points for farangs/foreigners) with guns and buckets without being scolded. Here’s a mini-photo essay featuring the Children of Songkran (yes, I know it sounds like the Children of the Corn). My little tribute to those beautiful innocent faces. ~~oOo~~ __________ Riding behind trucks armed with waterguns or taking position on the sidewalks with buckets, the children are particularly happy during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand. ~~oOo~~ __________ This […]

Photo Essay: Children of Songkran

Feeding the Pigeons ~ Thailand

~~oOo~~ Feeding pigeons seems to be a favorite pastime of locals and farangs (foreigners) in Thailand. In the only park of the old city in Chiang Mai, many people chill out soaking the sun and buy bags of pet food to feed both pigeons and the fish in the ponds. As a result, pigeons are so used to humans feeding them that they always gather at a precise time in the same area, waiting for the same person to come and give them food. They also are hardly ever afraid of human presence and just peacefully share the urban space. […]

Feeding the Pigeons - Thailand

Yao Hill Tribe smile ~ Thailand

~~oOo~~ Here’s another shot of the Yao Hill Tribe (also known as the Mien tribe) near Chiang Mai, North of Thailand. This lady was trying to remain serious during the shoot but ended up giggling then burst into laughter. That was a lovely moment. I also like their traditional outfit with the super bright red (no I haven’t saturated the colors) collars. If you want to read more about the Yao, head over to this photo of a more serious girl. ~~oOo~~ Quick Tips: I usually don’t like big fake smiles on my portrait shots and prefer natural smiles. The […]

Yao Hill tribe smile - Thailand

A Wet Ride ~ Thailand

In Thailand, the weather from February until May is considered to be the hottest. The temperatures are usually above 30C (above 90F) and many young backpackers just wander around shirtless showing their white pecs (and beer belly) to all the single ladies out there (go home, please). However, in the past few days, Thailand has been experiencing a strange weather and it’s been raining for 3 days in a row with temperatures as low as 13C (55F). A mysterious 5m wave has also capsized a tourist boat on one of the islands in the South. Young backpackers had to put […]

A Wet Ride - Thailand

Kayan ‘Long-Neck’ Gamer Girls ~ Thailand

~~oOo~~ They might have a different culture, they might look different, they might live in touristy ‘zoo-like’ villages but even girls from the Kayan ‘Long-Neck’ tribe will remain girls and play together like every other children in the world. We are not so different after all. These two girls were completely absorbed in the electronic game, not paying attention to the tourists around. It was a nice candid moment I was able to capture. ~~oOo~~ Quick Tips: Keep your eyes open and look for opportunities to capture stories and candid moments. If I was only looking to take pictures of the same […]

Kayan 'Long-Neck' Gamer Girls ~ Thailand

Beach Gossip Girls ~ Oman

~~oOo~~ Sorry if I disappointed you, this is not about the TV show Gossip Girls. I used to live in a very hot and sunny country (ok I still do, but it’s a different one now) and we often used to escape the chaos of the city (Abu Dhabi or Dubai) and go camping during the weekends away from civilization. Many friends also traveled from abroad and took advantage of the weather and the campings with us. Two particular friends that day traveled all the way from California (USA) and arrived in Dubai in the middle of the night. We picked […]

Beach Gossip Girls - Oman