Best Child Portraits

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This post is a collection of my best child portraits.  I am only including one from each portrait session here, but links will be included if there is a blog post with additional portraits.

Bill and Plack; Muay Thai boxer boys in Bangkok for my Youth and Urban Decay project.

dirty shirtless boys laying on concrete

Pin, age 9 floating on an inner tube from portrait shoot in Pakchong.

young boy's backside floating in the water

Mungkorn, 10 year old Thai pop singer, dancer, actor & model.

Korn Danviboon black and white

Focus, age six from colored smoke portrait shoot.

cute girl with kissing face

Ian, age 10 in Jakarta for the Youth and Urban Decay project.

10 year old shirtless boy holding a guitar in an abandoned building

By far my favorite shot from trip to Philippines of kids playing inside North Cemetery where they actually live.

shirtless filipino kids

Tar, age 13 in an abandoned hotel in Vientiane, Laos for the Youth and Urban Decay project.

Boy in abandoned hotel Vientiane

Favorite shot of two 12 year old girls fighting on the helicopter pad of an abandoned high rise building for Youth and Urban Decay project.

girls fighting

Portrait session with 14 year old Thai teen, Rain.


Young boy in Klong Toey Slum in Bangkok.

Little boy in Klong Toey Slum

Favorite of Hart and Tor (both 15 years old) for Youth and Urban Decay project.


Boy in Luang Prabang, Laos at abandoned night club for Youth and Urban Decay project.

boy using feet to play with plant

Teen boy in locker room from concept portrait shoot.

shirtless teen boy in locker room

Teen ladyboy in Thailand.

teen ladyboy


15 year old twin Muay Thai fighters in Pakchong, Thailand

twin teen muay thai fighters shirtless

Rizal and Ibad near Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

shirtless asian boys

Boys at abandoned amusement park in Yangon, Myanmar.  Part of the Youth and Urban Decay  project.

boys in bumper car

Two year old boy with tribal bodypaint. BKK_8874

Boys playing at Somrang Lake in Udon Thani, Thailand.

shirtless boys at somrang lake


This is my collection of best child portraits and best teen portraits shot in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.  My specialty is child and teen lifestyle photography and environmental portraits of kids.

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.