Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shopping Monk

These photos are taken during my recent trip to Surin, Thailand.  I took the shots when I visit the local market, near the border to Cambodia.
When I think of monk, I think of people who live in seclusion, far away from civilization, praying in the mountains (they do, actually).  But what I see here is a group of monks, shopping for merchandise, and supplies for their temple.
I find them to be very shy actually, especially the older ones. When I raise my camera, they turn their heads away shyly and sometimes I can see they're upset from their expressions. It's quite difficult to take their candid shots.
I was quite afraid to take their photo actually, afraid they would curse me or something. So, at first I took some shots from behind.



Monk


I always at the wrong position to take the shot, but eventually I find a good one, patiently waiting
a group of monk pass by, this time the younger ones.

Monk


I realized that I was at the perfect spot, but I didn't have much time left, because our group will leave shortly.  I waited there a little longer and one monk was walking towards me...

Shopping Monk


I was lucky to get this shot, I guess he didn't realize that I was standing there. You can see on the background there is a man carrying a huge pan for him, and the guy that's holding a phone is his driver I guess.

6 comments:

  1. mau ke thailaaaaand fotoin biksu-biksuuuuu
    huaaaa fotonya bikin sirik :(

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  2. hehe, murah tiketnya ke Thailand, 2jt pp, ga usah pake visa pula :D

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  3. wuaaaaah ko murah sih?
    *brb beresin ransel*

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  4. gila mar, keren banget mar keren. pecah pala gw mar.

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  5. "When I raise my camera, they turn their heads away shyly and sometimes I can see they're upset from their expressions. It's quite difficult to take their candid shots. I was quite afraid to take their photo actually, afraid they would curse me or something. So, at first I took some shots from behind."- It's kind of impolite or even rude, to take pictures of strangers without asking, so better just ask first. Just that. No offense. Nice pictures.

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    1. I get your point, it was a mistake on my end. I was nervous and wasn't smiling at all that time.

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