Police, Bangkok

Police, Bangkok, Thailand 2010

I saw these guys as I got off the river bus in Bangkok. Judging by their boots, I think this must be their beat.

The canals are popular thoroughfares in Bangkok, with the river buses carrying thousands of commuters to work every day. A river bus journey is quite spectacular, with the noise of the engine and the speed of the bus itself.

Market, Bangkok

Market, Bangkok, Thailand 2010

This photo dates back to a session I did with Gavin Goff. We visited a number of markets and temples and Gavin got in there and approached people and interacted. I think this was the main thing I learned from him. Strange that this was just a grab shot then! Here, I was using another technique which he popularised, by panning with a fairly wide angle lens.

Market Trader, Bangkok

Market Trader, Bangkok 2010

I have only been to Bangkok a few times. But on one of them I managed to get a couple of sessions with Gavin Goff (a noted travel photographer).

Gavin’s approach was very proactive: talk to people; get closer. So when we got to the produce market and I saw this man, his advice was clear – get in there!

I rather like this portrait, the dark background and his white hat. I also like his amulets, which he wore in a chain around his neck.

Boys in Blue – Bangkok, 2010

Boys in Blue, Bangkok 2010

Sometimes you look for pictures: sometimes they come to you.

At the last minute, I had flown over to Bangkok to take a session with Gavin Goff (a noted travel photographer). I believe I was with him waiting on the platform of the metro when we met these young men. Much like supermarkets on Sundays, if you wait long enough everyone will pass. I’m not quite sure what they were up to – but they appeared to be having fun.