Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Finally based out of Songkhla in Southern Thailand, just a day ride from Malaysia. Shot some in the old town the other night. Has a spooky feeling hanging in the air and not a human around. Old wood and stone buildings from when this was a bustling fishing port. Chinese, Malay and Thai influences in all, food, architecture and styles…
I'm on my bike (EAI Bareknuckle if you are interested) exploring the town, shooting with a Canon 5D, 35-70mm. Don't know how long I will call this home. As always, if something more interesting shows up I'm on the road again but it would be rather nice to be able to stay for a while, getting the feel of a place again after almost 20 years on the road whereof 10 based out of Tokyo.
My living quarters at the moment, a dark and cool apartment.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Squid fishing boats
In my bathtub
The guys in the yard where I make my money this year for future grand continuous photo journeys…
Night walk down the fishing pier.
So, what happened to continue on all those Nepal Mt.Everest Himalayan, Wild dolphin, trans China and American Highway, logger Elephants photo assignments? The continuous of my Japanese underground and heavy metal photo sessions, going deep into the theme and holding on to the frame? Is this a sign on me loosing my eye or is it phase II on a never ending passion of curiosity for places and experiences…hard to judge someone / something that never sits still and constantly slips through the net of social belongingness.
Well, it is what it is and while widen my horizon this is just that. Pretty cool in a way cos I am not usually the photographer that just feeds the monkey from the hip. Moved house to southern Thailand, to the city of Songkhla to be precise. An over 1200 km road trip through the country on great little roads. Got lost going through Bangkok and ended up on a dead end lane in Chinatown, got blocked by a huge "red-shirt" demonstration and only one cop road block demanding lunch money (200 Baht at 11:45), could almost touch Myanmar at some areas, bringing up memories hauling cameras in spectacular sceneries.