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Hello from Thailand.

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   5.30.11

   Muak Lek, Thailand.

      Hi everyone, it has been over a month that I am here in Thailand. I have spent this long to able to adjust myself to get used to the weather and food.  Right now is a raining season in Thailand so I have to deal with hot, humid. and rain… I guess you know what is like. Well, it is not all that bad. I took shower 5 time/ day that’s all haha. I spent most of the first month getting around visitting to many places I have been, and to meet up with some people I know. I also look for location to photograph. I found some pretty exciting ( for me ) and I soon will bring my cameras to BKK for working on those. 

    Once you are in BKK you would understand what it like to get stuck between a trafic jam!!! I think this is what never changed since I left here almost 11 years ago. It is SAME. However, this trip I am lucky coz my little brother has 2 motorcycles and I am allow to use one of them. So please picture this, a big f/64 backpack which has a tripod tight around it on my back. I also have a Lowpro mini tarker for my 6×17 stuff in my front, and I ride my motorcycle around BKK for my photo!!! I have not yet done it, but it is a plan. That is the only way to get around which I am sure that I will not miss much of what I want to photograph.

 

     There are a few things I see and want to try. When I am in BKK I look for shooting city, building, people, and everything which get my attention. When I am outside BKK, I have been shooting something that share the idea of cultural changed. I also want to shot something simple pretty too. So I actually open for everything. I also make photos of my parents with my 5×7 camera on a black and white film. I want to do it for myself.

     

    Anyway, when I have some free time I have been visiting many galleries and museums around BKK. I am so glad to see that photo comunities in Thailand have grown biger. One of reason is a digital technology. There are also restpected photographers here which I like to meet if I can, wich means that they allow me to meet them :)

     I will not have anything officially perfect to look till my film get develop long time later. Therefore, whatever I have for share here are only images from my cell. I wish you guy would not mind that…

    All of this has kept me busy enough for many months, 4 more left, before I go back to US. I will keep up date things here to share with you as much as I can.

     Wish you all the best.

      Komkrit.

p.s It is a ” hi ” from Haom, the dog…

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May 30th, 2011 at 7:49 am

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  1. Hi Komkrit,

    It sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure. I hope you get to meet those photographers. Greetings to your family from South Africa. Good luck with the rain.
    Keep well and have fun. Can’t wait to see how your films come out.

    Elliétte

    Elliétte

    30 May 11 at 8:37 am

  2. Hi Komkrit,

    Welcome back to Thailand. Hope you are having a good time so far.
    It is one month already since you are here, so fast.

    I also just came back 2 months ago. My time is so slow. Guess what, it is not only you who is taking a shower 5 times a day, me too. I have to sit in front of a fan when I am home. Otherwise, I gonna melt. It is super hot here and I am keep sweating. I lost about 10 Ibs in 2 months if the scale doesn’t lie. Give me back my weight.

    As everyone know about the traffic in Bangkok. It is terrible. There is too much car here. I can’t believe when a car tax is about 200%. We are developing country but everything is more expensive than in the US when comparing with our revenue. Everything is keep increasing except salary. However, We are still keep buying a luxury thing. How’s rich! (Well,not me) I have no idea how can they afford it with that salary.

    However, I understand why people wanna have their own car when a public transport is packed and chaos. One more thing, people here doesn’t respect a traffic regulation. It means a cause of accident. I am not be able to change anything here. I just hope that someone may be realize it and try to make thing better starting by their own self. The road is super dangerous when we waste a half day on the road for going to work. Tired.

    We buy some smartphone and other electronic device when the internet network doesn’t support well. This is ridiculous and poor!

    I beg government please realizes this. Thailand needs to move forward. We need a politician who has a public service mind and stop thinking about power competition.

    I hope what I wrote in your blog doesn’t make you upset when it doesn’t about your photography. I feel sick when I saw your pictures comparing between BKK and uptown. I still remember the first day I drove back from the office many year ago. I can see the the car light when I close my eyes. BKK people is so patient.

    PS. Please say Hi to your family and Haom T. for me.

    Dahlia

    30 May 11 at 1:40 pm

  3. Hi Kromkit
    Seems like you are puzzled with your return to thailand.
    I’ve only been there once, with a friend of mine that traveled there many times over a twenty five year period.
    He loved Thailand and finally he married a girl from there.
    To him it was a special and spiritual place, and he captured this with his use of film and recently digital.
    I have fond memories of Thailand and the Thai people.
    You are very fortunate to travel to this beautiful country, show that in your diaries, make us want to be there with you.
    My friend Cris passed away eighteen months ago, and is sadly missed.
    Yours Mike

    Mike Leng

    2 Jun 11 at 10:28 pm

  4. Have you visited ศูนย์ศิลปภาพถ่าย Art Photo Center in
    Thailand yet?
    http://www.cameraeyes.net/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=27&topic=791.0
    I just saw that from web and thought that is great
    place for photography lover.
    Take care

    punnarut suttasit

    17 Sep 11 at 5:21 am

  5. Thank you to everyone. I appreciate your time here a lot.

    Take care.

    Komkrit.

    Komkrit

    1 Oct 11 at 7:43 pm

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