In bangkok's Chatuchak week end market, thousands of people come for shopping... One can find everything there, name it they've got it!
Many people also come to make some cash by playing in the street, you can also find all styles there... here some punks..
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peter1892 (1681) 2006-07-15 9:49
Bangkok punks...I like it. You appear to have caught them in full flight, really putting their heart & soul into the music. Although it seems that the girl to their right isn't overly impressed by the way she faces away from the music! And their friend in the background is trying to look really cool...I wonder who he's trying to impress?
A nice moment, a fun image!
xavshot (69835) 2006-07-15 10:40
Jolie prise et belles expressions sur cette photo. Les jeunes sont à fond dans leur musique... et la dame qui téléphone au fond m'a l'air de pas être rassurée du tout ! Joli travail
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-07-15 13:19
One of this pictures which sums up the mood of the city. They are pretty much part of the BKK city life.
With Greetings from India
kinginexile (2598) 2006-07-15 13:20
Really funny scene, Laurent. And to think that maybe next week, these kids might don the yellow robe and shave thei,r heads to pay respect a season for their parents.... :-)
I see everyone is looking your way, someone is even calling the police to stop such outrage (can't be much more off tune than thai folk music!)...Just joking.
Here, i think you should have really tried to add a bit of power to their presence by shooting up from a lower angle, getting even closer to one or wait for the 4 of them to be all as one, so to speak.
oochappan (16173) 2006-07-15 20:55
Streetlife of punks making some small money, the shot is full tension of each person with their own dynamic or static poses ordered in a V-shape going from one person to another, each with their expression towards a fuzzy background, indeed a strong example of streetlife.
kevinos (7517) 2006-07-16 3:17
Hey, I haven't seen punks in Bkk for ages,(there may still be some lurkking in the Khow San Road) but then I never go to Jatujak. The difference between Thai and western punks, I found was that the Thias we all so gentle and sweet and loved to be photographed. Not angry or 'alienated' at all. Here is was a fasion only, not a statement about attitude to life, I think.This is an interting daily life shot. It is a bit busy. You have decided to leave the background quite sharp, but then the assorted undergarments and the astonished girl on the telephone all add to the atmosphers.There is one punk hidden , but who has an interesting hairstyle, and the face of the guitarist is hidden. I can't help thinking that you might have waited and got and even better moment. Regards Kevin
delkoo (68) 2006-07-16 3:32
ils sont relativement "clean" tes apprentis punk!!
les courants musicaux n'ont pas de frontiere pour le meilleur et pour le pire.
jinju (14265) 2006-07-16 3:37
nice documentary shot. What I like is the detail of the girl on the right talking on the phone and her reaction to these guys. Perhaps that says a lot about their perception in general society.
riclopes (35577) 2006-07-16 4:46
You got a funny out of the ordinary daily life scene here. Each one requires attention and I especially like the sequence from this guy with the guitar to the one in the right background and the girl with the mobile, but also the others are great. The composition is very well executed and well balanced. Excellent shot!
feather (51130) 2006-07-16 8:52
Welcome back Laurent.
There is so much detail of interest here. I like the expression on the singer's face as he really puts everything into his performance. I also like the expression of the girl in the background; she looks startled.
Graal (103036) 2006-07-16 10:03
interesting reportage from the street of Bangkok. Good colours and composition.
jhm (156668) 2006-07-17 2:26
In all cities of the world we find this people and musicians in the street, you took this group very nice on a very well moment in full action, you did very well the girl with gsm addition.
Have a nice Monday,
pranab (5354) 2006-07-17 3:44
i remember the market and the shopping experience. had some food(which you displayed before) there too. good daily life shot. it has the mood of the moment and life.
rosaline (0) 2006-07-17 4:01
This is great youth, and urban scene. You see many people in London who are part of this form of youth culture. I like the lady/girl on the mobile phone; she looks absolutely petrified. I hope you didn't frighten her!! Nice shot and great social commentary.
Cretense (68703) 2006-07-17 6:27
You came back pretty strong Laurent, and I'm very happy for that. Beautiful daily life image, one that we see more and mori in the streets of Bangkok. I am not sure that it is good to see people from other cultures trying to live by the western standards, only the time will tell.
Ta leme, file
PJE (20758) 2006-07-17 23:54
Laurent nice capture of the punk lifestyle in Bangkok. Its nice to see how young people from all over the world express themselves with their clothing and lifestyle. Interesting capture...thanks Laurent!
P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-07-18 2:15
Content de te revoir publier.
Bonne prise à un moment bien choisi, ils sont bien dans l'action de leur musique.
Je me demande simplement si en te baissant et en les prenant en contre-plongée si la composition n'aurait pas eu plus de relief, mais je ne suis pas sûr de moi.
markstaples (15670) 2006-07-18 3:17
A great daily life scene with great expressions captured. Nicely framed too. I like the look of bemusement captured on the girl's face on the right.
Gerrit (52099) 2006-07-18 4:54
great picture. Very intens and with so many details.
I like the devotion of the two playing, butr also the tapping foot of the guy left and the girl calling on the right.
plimrn (21344) 2006-07-18 12:25
One could do a whole book of street musicians. They're difficult to capture because of the noisy backgrounds but you having managed this hurdle well by positioning yourself so the musucians are in the light and almost everything else is in shadows. You've also captured their burden; they just want to share the music that means everything to them and nobody wants to listen, not even the girlfriend. Nice the way you've captured the blur of the guitarist's flying hand.
gebala (0) 2006-07-18 16:24
I like this one:)
another face of this place
I really admire this one:)
nice point of view
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-07-19 5:53
Salut Laurent, elle est excellente celle la !! Quelle scène de vie, scène d'action, ça pete dans tous les sens ! :) Y en a de partout entre celle qui passe son coup de fil et qui a l'air plus que surprise, le mec avec sa gratte qui se la joue keupon et l'autre qui sniffe je sais pas quoi (a moins que ce soit le micro) ... superbe !
Luan (12971) 2006-07-20 5:32
Ca rock dure ici, l'atittude y est avec les expressions qui vont bien. Je la trouve amusante cette image surtout la meuf au telephone au fand a droite ;o)
elmec (12210) 2006-07-20 17:57
I like the composition, dynamism and colours there!
boromare (366) 2006-09-06 11:28
dechaine les ptits gars!!tu peut entendre la music rien quand regardand la photo.ciao JG
happypoppeye (4819) 2007-07-31 0:34
Hey Laurent...figured I would add my 1 to the 45792...(just read the forum post - it's gotta be linked somewhere).
Definitely a great street shot. Much different than alot of your latest musician shots. A great action streetlife scene on the punkers of Bangkok.
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-08-27 6:28
Nice shot, lots of action. I like the girl in the background talking on her Cphone, her expression is like there is to much noise here.
I also where the pund got his Ovation guitar.
paura (47186) 2008-02-13 7:39
Are you even with your camera? I think this is a kind of shot absolutely aleatory. You don`t go to the street to hunter a street band, does you? Very interesting photo more else for the colorfull background.
Angshu (56760) 2008-07-27 20:46
A very unique daily life scene here. Each character are interesting with the guy singing, next to him the guy with the guitar then the girl with the mobile. The composition is very well done and well balanced.
serp2000 (45098) 2009-05-23 3:00
Fine shot! Thailand is very rock'n'roll country! I like your photo.
Have a nice weekend!
- Copyright: Laurent LV (siolaw) (38292)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/28 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Culture Punk, Bangkok street musicians and dancers [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-15 9:34
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