How do you capture movement in a still photo?
For a travel photographer it is important to strike the right balance between planning ahead – knowing exactly where you’re going to visit each day and what to expect – and keeping an eye open for the unexpected.
Where there’s a will…
The only way to visit the Bangkok floating market is on a tour. Says the travel agency selling tours. A six am bus ride beckons instead.
Bangkok, the world capital of gridlock
In Bangkok, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes – and traffic jams.
Can you stay silent for ten days?
Ten days of silence, bar optional evening question sessions with the teacher. "I didn’t speak at all,” Shona tells me. “Day two, I thought I’d have to leave, but it suddenly got easier.”
In Bangkok, the spirits rule
“You are a very lucky lady,” says the oddly calm, wide-eyed Indian man who has just walked into my favorite Bangkok coffee shop. It takes me a second to realize I’ve seen him before.
This is where the true spirit of Bangkok resides
Bangkok's big temples grab the attention but it is in its smaller neighborhood ones, unaffected by tourists, that you get a real feel for the city's spiritual side.
The spirits that have gone before
Hello Bangkok, where a train, longtail boat or motorcycle taxi ride reveals the random nature of a city that grew with no urban master-plan. Ancient temples sit beside ultra-modern skyscrapers and traffic is almost permanently gridlocked. Amid the seeming chaos, people make a living where they can, living in the present, while paying respect to the spirits that have gone before.