Somebody’s Grandmother — Thailand

Riding around the other day after work on a beautiful afternoon, not particularly looking for photos, but I brought my camera anyway.  I’ve seen this woman sitting before; near our house there is a small mountain, you can drive over the mountain, which is kind of a shortcut to another side of town, when you get to the other side there is a small row of little shacks [houses].  There is a young woman cooking, a man repairing motorbikes, and this woman sitting and chatting, and a lot of street dogs.  The last time I saw this woman I didn’t have my camera with me [noob].  I stopped the motorbike and chatted for a minute in Thai (until the short list of things I can say/respond to is spent) and asked her if I could take her picture, Thai people almost always say yes…  She straightened up a bit, and stared right at me.  It was cool, and I’m fairly happy with the way the photo turned out, I’ll go back.

Above: Oy sits near here home on Kao Hin Lek Fi in Hua Hin, Thailand, with some corn, sticky rice, and other vegetables.

Below:  This woman I met the same day, driving around, this time at the night market.  She was selling lottery tickets.  She looked kinda lonely, and when I asked if I could take her picture she looked around as if to see if someone had put me up to it, then slowly said yes.  But she smiled after I took her picture a few times; I liked this one.  She seemed flattered after I showed her the pictures.  People at the markets seemed used to people taking pictures (not only the western tourists), it’s just usually pictures of them selves, or the trinkets and random stuff being sold.  The people working always seem to be thrown off by someone wanting their picture.  But I like it.

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Janet WickJuly 14, 2011 - 7:52 am

Great pictures Jeff. I love your work! You are a talented photographer, and I’m not just saying that cause I’m your mom! =) Love you.

lovethybikeSeptember 15, 2011 - 3:37 am

I enjoyed looking through your photos – thanks for your comment about my blog. I am hoping to upgrade my camera soon.. Looks like you have have a good camera! Hope you can stop by again soon.

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