Monday, February 7, 2011


It was a normal afternoon, in Chiangmai, Thailand. Feeling somewhat odd when the scene caught my eye as I spotted the lovely baby wrapped in the monk's arm. I quickly pick up my Sony NEX-5 for some snapshots. After a few shots, the monk turned away to enter the house while the baby's curiosity eyes fixed at me, when the steel door closed I saw this even more interesting frame and quickly snap this image before the they disappeared into the room.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A time with herself

Shot at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai on the new year day.  The bamboo basket structures wrapped with flowers were used in the New Year Eve Gala of previous night, scattered in a quiet corner of the grand garden of the hotel property to be organized later.
I spotted a lady sat herself with the bamboo structyres around her, serene and tranquil, enjoy the moment with herself with glimpse of smile.  It was a perfect moment.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Eye Contact

The French say'Les yeux sont le miroir de l'dme (The eyes are the mirror of the soul)., makes the best remark of this image, taken at Changburi Resort & Spa, Ko Chang, Thailand.  This image would have much less impact should the beautiful model without such piercing eyes as they are penetrating the camera lens. 
Shot with a Canon 1Ds II camera attached with EF 35/1.4L, I was able to position myself lower and close enough to the model to reach the composition I need for this shot. The shot was made minutes after I finished my beauty shot on the model and since she was already in the bathtub, and naked, I asked the model to give me this pose for my own image archive, and for her, and she did a great job!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Old Man

This image was taken in a remote Hmong village in Chiangmai, northern Thailand.  Hmong, some regard them as the descendant of Mongol's, scattering among northern part of Thailand, beautiful people.
There are a few Hmong villages I visited often over the last 10 years or so, usually around New Year time that I have long enough holiday to drive around the northern region of Thailand.
The image was taken during Hmong's New year, a festival kind of celebration.  I was told the old man is over 90 years old, although I could not be sure but he sure looked rather aged. Sitting in front of a large wok as if he is proud of his own age, I snapped the image with a Canon 1Ds III + EF 85/1.2L.