Dream haircuts

Subconciously or not, the street influences our next haircut.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph
Subconciously or not, the street influences our next haircut.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Orange and Gold on a rainy day

Bangkok is the home of thousands of Buddhist monks and it is a daily sight to see them wandering in the city, be it riding...
Bangkok is the home of thousands of Buddhist monks and it is a daily sight to see them wandering in the city, be it riding the bus or a boat. As for temples can be found at almost every street corner, always sumptuously decorated with gold. So imagine how orange and gold look on a rainy day, this is what this series is about.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

First ride down the street

... next time little sister, next time I'll do it.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux...
... next time little sister, next time I'll do it.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

The floating market

The floating market is another Bangkok classic, and though it has become a little bit too much of a Disneyland on water, you can still...
The floating market is another Bangkok classic, and though it has become a little bit too much of a Disneyland on water, you can still get a feel of how local merchants trade over water. A speedboat gets you there after a ride in the town's canals. And for those of you that noticed that the sailors are mainly women, the last picture will give you a hint of what the village men do meanwhile. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph  

The true Bangkok

Bangkok is very touristy and all people tend to converge to same classic spots. Nevertheless we were lucky today to meet street photographer Michael Bialecki...
Bangkok is very touristy and all people tend to converge to same classic spots. Nevertheless we were lucky today to meet street photographer Michael Bialecki (inteview coming in a couple of weeks) that made us discover one of Bangkok's traditional neighourhood. After a fun speedboat ride on a waterway, we finally found ourselves where no foreigners go. Though many people there live in very humble conditions, life is just about the same as any city in the world yet with the smile in almost every face. Thank you Michael for a great day !  (click on pictures for high res)...

A street photo walk with Kristian Dowling

As you might remember, I intially met Kristian while in Melbourne (read his interview here). By coincidence, we found ourselves in Bangkok at the same...
As you might remember, I intially met Kristian while in Melbourne (read his interview here). By coincidence, we found ourselves in Bangkok at the same time and decided to meet again for a lunch and photo walk. We headed to Chinatown where we witnessed some of the Chinese New Year celebrations. I find shooting with other street photographers very interesting because not only you can learn from them, but you also get to see a different vision of the scenes you crossed on your path. So today you will not only see my series of pictures, but also the ones...

To wander aimlessly

"To wander aimlessly" is in my opinion the basis of street photography. Take a walk with no destination and see what life brings across your...
"To wander aimlessly" is in my opinion the basis of street photography. Take a walk with no destination and see what life brings across your way. This series is the chronological result of a 90 minutes walk around our hotel in Bangkok this afternoon. Now tell me, if you had been looking for two elder men watching an outdoor aerobics session, would you have found it ? (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Define your street photography style II – a practical exercise

In the first installment, I wrote about the main components of a style in street photography. The aim was to help you determine patterns in...
In the first installment, I wrote about the main components of a style in street photography. The aim was to help you determine patterns in your street photography, be it in terms of gear, technique, themes or vision. But in practice, how do you do it ? One method that I suggest here is to go through your archive and classify all your pictures by recurring characteristics. Let's not make it a long text and jump directly to a practical exercise. The following two sets of six pictures that were all taken today in Bangkok. Have a look at them...

Good-bye Tokyo and a few thoughts.

It is already time for us to leave Japan after two weeks that went by so quickly. As usual, here are a few thoughts about ...
It is already time for us to leave Japan after two weeks that went by so quickly. As usual, here are a few thoughts about  our host country and street shooting there. Discovering the city : The first hours spent in Tokyo bring a feeling of being on another planet. Suddenly, you lose all your marks since Latin alphabet is globally absent. Simple tasks such as orientating yourself of ordering food become complex and you find yourself staring at the metro network plan like an ancient papyrus. Yet soon, you adapt to the new environment and start to understand the...

Sundays at Ginza

Once the most expensive shopping avenue in the world, Ginza is made of wide avenues shaded by skycrapers. Built four centuries ago for trade, it...
Once the most expensive shopping avenue in the world, Ginza is made of wide avenues shaded by skycrapers. Built four centuries ago for trade, it now serves the high end of the market as all luxury brands are represented here. Sundays are special since the main street is closed to traffic, giving a nice stroll to glamorous ladies in search of the latest fashion items. Not many customers seem to visit the lottery stand though, do they really need it anyways ?  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph