Are you a fan of the Mamiya 7ii? Me too.
I recently went to Bangkok, and while there I was shot Portra 400 film.
Mostly portraits and landscapes.
I found people here to be very open to being photographed.
Being that Thailand is the land of smiles, this was not a surprise.
I've had a wonderfully opportunity to meet people and start to better understand Thai culture.
In this video Analog Process I put together some clips of shooting in Bangkok.
You'll also see Patani Studios where I had my film developed and scanned.
If you're in town, pay them a visit.
Watch the Analog Process "Shooting Film in Bangkok" Video.
I've set aside some of my favorite shots.
While I shot mainly with natural light, I did experiment with flash.
Focusing was tricky at night, but at a small enough apeture it was possible.
Typically I would hop in an Uber and arrive at a random location in Bangkok.
Then I'd walk around and approach subjects to photograph.
I began to experiment with photographing the bedrooms strangers I came across.
Admittedly, this has been something I've continued to explore.
The Colors of Bangkok
If there's one word to describe Bangkok, it's "colorful."
The people, food, advertisements - and above all - the art.
After spending the day at the MoCA in Bangkok, I was fairly overwhelmed.
A great example of a contemporary Thai artist is Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn.
Easy name, right?
I came across his work at the Subhashok The Arts Centre.
His large scale paints are dense, colorful, and at times overwhelming. I felt this way with much of the contemporary Thai art.
The paintings fuse contemporary and ancient figures and references.
When I arrived, the museum was closed, though the curator was kind enough to give me a tour and speak to me about Sritrakulkitjakarn's work.
I was even able to record some video there.
Watch now: Tour of the Sritrakulkitjakarn work.
Photographing the Thai people.
I'm drawn to portraiture more than any other subject of photography.
So, I made sure to spend a fair deal of time making portraits.
I find the Mamiya 7ii to be a great camera for portrait work.
In many ways, the images feel like a 4x5 shot.
Luckily I'll be back in Thailand in November, and will be shooting there again.
I couldn't be more excited.
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