Tag Archives: thailand

Red and White

You know what doesn’t get old? Pictures of cute, Asian children. In uniforms! Awww! Look at all their little emotions!


The Way Monks Look

Pictures of those delightful fellows in the orange robes, from the monkification ceremony mostly. From a photography standpoint, there are few pleasures as simple or accessible as taking pictures of monks.

The Haircut

So most every Thai male becomes a monk, at least for a couple of days and usually for a couple of months. When I was in the South, I had the opportunity to watch my friend Pong’s younger brother go through the monkification ceremony. The first stage, though, is getting your head shaved, which was quite a celebrated event itself. Here are some choice shots of the big haircut.


I’m tired, and a little frustrated, and all I really want to do is read my Swedish crime fiction. So here is a tiny, angry kitten.

Assorted Individuals

Portraits taken in the hustle and bustle of the monkification ceremony I attended in Southern Thailand. More from the ceremony itself soon.

Security Glass

Back in India, but I still have a ton of Thailand photos to work through. These are from Pong’s family home in Southern Thailand. They have cemented broken bottles into the top of their wall to make it harder to climb over — a poor man’s razor wire. You might remember Matt Damon wrapping his hands in a heavy curtain to parkour over a similarly equipped wall in The Bourne Ultimatum. Along with being pretty brutally effective (from my poor estimation), it looks pretty cool — especially when cars drive by at night, and their headlights send a shimmer through the long line of glass.

Goodbye, Thailand

Last post before I’m back in home-sweet-India. Thailand: it’s been real. And unreal. Much love.