Bangkok Street Photos

This is my 50th blog post and my blog is almost one year old! I can’t believe that it has been a year! I’ve seen so many magnificent things, from small pockets of cultural acknowledgment far from their country of origin to large celebrations in the heart of their homeland and it’s been a blast!

Wow… my first post was on an Indian bonfire festival called Lohri. I remember being so nervous! But everyone was super kind to me, I ended up figuring out how to align myself among the spinning women in the circling dances and I won a diamond ring in the draw.

It was such a fantastic experience.

For this post I decided to stray from the usual show of extravagant cultural events and share instead some photos I took of people just going through their daily routines in Bangkok.

This photo series was designed for a photojournalism project with a focus on street photography.

I’ve seen some pretty quirky examples of street photography, from captures of moments reflected in puddles and windows to circumstances made comical by the timing of the shutter release.

Traditionally street photography is taken at “street level” but it’s also meant to show the photographer’s perspective and mood.

In short, I took it to a whole new level (haha aren’t I pun-ny) because while I love seeing the people of Bangkok go about their daily tasks I also feel pretty distant from them. It’s the language barrier—I have to learn some Thai—and the anonymity that comes with a vast population condensed into a sea of humanity.

I’m just a small town girl so I’m used to a small group of familiar faces and knowing people since birth or for at least a few years.

In Bangkok I feel close enough to be a part of the environment but as distant as a ghostly observer. There is an acknowledgement of presence but no real identity. Faceless and nameless we pass each other by.

Anyway, enjoy!

Street view 14

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Street view 2

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Street view 15

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Street view 8

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Street view 11.5

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Street view 5

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Street view 12

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Street view 6

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Street view 1

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