Bangkok in Black and White

Ghost dog on the tracks...look close.
Ghost dog on the tracks…look close.

For the most part I’ve been shooting Bangkok in color with a few exceptions.  Bangkok is a vibrant, busy, loud and edgy city.  I feel like color photographs help add to chaos. However, I am still a big fan of black and white photography and sometimes the situation is best expressed in a black and white image.


You may have to look hard to find him, but he’s there.  I was in the middle of a 12 second bulb exposure when this dog decided to ‘pose’ right in front of me.  In the end though, I couldn’t thank him enough, he made the photo.




The next two photos are interesting.  I liked seeing the contrast of a Ronald McDonald figure among the chaotic streets of Bangkok and I liked that his hands were put together in the traditional Thai way of greeting someone.


I took the first photo and suddenly the woman that’s in the background of the first photo comes into the frame and poses for a photo.  I wasn’t about to say no.


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