"Oh, oh, listen to the music..."
Pretty straightforward portrait of a young monk, but I like the I-pod (or whatever it is), showing that young guys are pretty much the same all over. Boys will be boys...
This picture was taken in Chiang Khan, a lovely and quiet town in northern Isaan. The river in the background is the Mekong, of course.
hope you like it
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Hubba (346) 2009-02-12 12:29
Wonderful "infectious” smile. Nice light and colors.Nice touch with the I-Pod.Good capture.
faubry (35447) 2009-02-12 12:31
Since a long time without post from you here???, wonderful orange color and nice smile;
Morac (27723) 2009-02-12 12:50
Bien vu et bien pris : j'aime bien le clin d'oeil du photographe et le sourire du jeune moine.
archimatica (20648) 2009-02-12 12:52
After the I-pod now there is the I-monk...that is a mobile, but it's the same!
Nice nice portrait, well done.
bukitgolfb301 (45107) 2009-02-12 13:41
The unexpected contrast between monk boy and earphone is very unique and maybe this is your point and intention, I suppose. That was success. another monk at left below side is a little disturbing but still OK, Good Job !
Many thanks and best regards
mikele_pl (2400) 2009-02-13 11:09
first it was that lovely orange colors of monk's robes that drew my attention here, but then the i-pod is a funny touch. I have a similar schot with a monk carrying a modern vidoe camera. It is always to see the contrast between tradition embodied in monk's clothes and modern technique.
thanks for sharing
MarianneS (15338) 2009-02-13 13:38
An excellent daily life shot. It is not everyday when we can see such a scene.
But to a certain extent, it is very good to see this young boy having fun while listening to his music. He is smiling with his eyes too... excellent!
trekks (14348) 2009-02-13 17:19
I like this modern day version! It is the kind of photo that TE needs, some influence of technology that even monks and Buddhism will not be able to reject outright. The hidden meaning of this photo can spark debates! Technology vs Religion. The fact of the color orange is a good subject in this shot.
You chose a wise and hi-tech title!
kschanna (6) 2009-02-14 3:31
The casual pose of the boy and him sporting his music player makes it a nice shot. Thanks for sharing
GFSSD-1 (4298) 2009-02-28 2:25
"belief and technology"" very good concept,
and nice neat background works well here, bravo
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (20445)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/21 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thais Monks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-12 12:23