Black and White Bangkok Street Photography

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I try to get out and do my own little photo walks as often as possible.  I spend hours every month pouring over Google Earth and Google Maps to find areas that look interesting.  If I see an area with a lot of walkways, odd shaped bend in a canal, park tucked under a freeway, or anything else that stands out I make plans to go.  Rarely do I go to major tourist sites, but when I do plan something like that I always supplement with exploring the surrounding neighborhoods and interacting with locals.

Thai people are amazing.  Kids, especially boys, are almost always willing to pose for a photo.  What is even more incredible is that they  their parents always say thank to me when I am sure I am more thankful to them.  Here is a sampling of some of my works on the streets of Bangkok.

shirtless boy playing table tennis

Boy playing table tennis in park under the freeway.

children skinny dipping

Kids skinny dipping near Golden Mount.

barefoot boy on an old truck

Boy on an old truck at Wat Werurachin

barefoot thai children

Kids playing on the streets near Thai Japan Stadium.

thai girls in slum

Girls playing in the slums of Din Daeng.

young shirtless boy on boardwalk. vintage style black and white.

Playful boy in the slums of Din Daeng.

shirtless teen boy

Shirtless teenage boy in slum area of Din Daeng.

young boys playing in bangkok.

Boys playing on a neighbor’s porch.

buddhist monk in bangkok at wat intharam

A monk at Wat Intharam.

a wet shirtless boy with bike and fishing pole.

A boy on Klong (canal) Bangkok Yai.

Boy in underwear swimming and playing.

Boys in their underwear swimming in the canals are a common site.

barefoot boy on a long-tail boat in Bangkok.

Grandson of the long-tail boat captain of the boat I generally use.

Muslim family in bangkok on railway train platform.

Muslim family just returning from a train trip at Wongwian Yai Railway Station.

Thai kids in school uniform drinking shakes.

Kids in uniforms at a fruit shake shop in Ratchathewi area.

shirtless muay thai fighter boy.

Young Muay Thai fighter.

About The Author

Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.