Mar 28, 2012

Shy Looking Man

Since early Januar 2012 I've been mostly shooting my portraits in the southern part of London, Peckham and surrounding areas. The beauty of the people there is hard to compete against. However, a few days ago I left for Thailand to work on a people-project in Doi Saket, Chiang Mai. On my way, I've stopped in Bangkok and spent the whole day roaming around looking for subjects. Without a map, without a plan and without a clue on where I was going, it sure was a hot and interesting experience. Chalit, in the photo above, was one of the few people that actually agreed to be photographed. I thought Thailand, The Land of Smiles would be an easy target, but it turned out that people here are quite shy and more than average sceptic to curly haired foreigners with glasses. It didn't help that most people I felt like asking couldn't understand a word of what I was saying.