Street Photography in Bangkok with Leica M6 and Noctilux 0.95

I went out for a photo walk with my Leica M6 and the lens Noctiulux 0.95. It was the first time I used this camera. The first pictures were a little bit difficult, having to set everything manually : the aperture, the shutter speed, and the focusing. Hopefully, the M6 has a lightmeter and it was pretty accurate. I tried to document the life and the atmosphere of Chinatown (Yaowarat) Bangkok, a vibrant and lively neighbourhood, which continue the tradition of an ancient way of life.
I used the film Kodak Tri-X 400 which has a great contrast and a sharp look.

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Pretty Cosplay Girls at Thailand Game Show 2017

Thailand Game Show Big Festival 2017 is the most famous and relevant Game Show in South East Asia. The main gaming companies are present to feature their innovations.

The event takes places in November 2017 from the 3rd to the 5th, at Royal Paragon Hall, 5th Floor of Siam Paragon.

There is a Cosplay Contest so all the cosplayers of Thailand are coming to show their best costumes. You can see below the best pictures from the events.

They are shot with a Sony A7R2, Sony G Master lens 24-70 2.8, and the flash F43M

This article will be updated in real time as the pictures are shot and edited.

Enjoy the show!

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Photowalk with Rollei 35 and Agfa Vista Plus in Bangkok Thailand

I shot a roll of Agfa Vista Plus 400 with my Rollei 35 in Bangkok Thailand. I shot some street photography, urban landscape, monuments, and night pictures with a cable release and a tripod. It was a lot of fun.

I love the “seventies” look of the Agfa, it gives a vintage ambiance to the scene. I bought the roll for 185 baht (5.5 USD) at Siam TLR camera store in Ploenchit. That’s where I bought my cable release for less than 8 USD. The owner is very friendly. He repairs himself the cameras in his shop.
The Rollei 35 is easy to use, but sometimes you can forget to focus, because when you look in the view finder it looks fine. With a rangefinder, you can’t forget to focus because you see that the 2 squares are not aligned in the viewfinder when you frame. With the Rollei, it’s a distance focusing, the settings you do have no connection with the view finder. Besides, you need some practice to evaluate the distance.

To meter the light, I used 3 different ways ; the Sunny 16 rule, the meter of the camera, and an iPhone app mylightmeter pro. I was surprised to notice that vey often the Sunny 16 rule gave the exact same result as my app ; surprised but reassured that it was the right exposure. compared to this methods, the meter of the camera tends to underexpose. But in fact, now that I see that many of my pictures are a little bit overexposed, I think that I should have followed the indication of this lightmeter.

You can see below the video and the pictures.

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Interview : International Fashion Designer Tawn Chatchavalvong from Thailand

High quality materials, excellent craftsmanship, attention to every details : these are the pillars defining Tawn Chatchavalvong’s career in fashion design. In 7 years, his brand Tawn C became world famous, selling in Thailand, Paris, New York, Koweit, and Moscow.  He presents his collections twice a year in Paris for the Fashion Weeks.  We meet Khun Tawn in his Gaysorn Village flagship store, and he told us about the values that drives his work, the fashion school he attended, his travels, the way he’s inspired, and his recent project making a chocolate collection in collaboration with Sofitel hotels…

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Linjie Zhou, curator of Subhashok The Arts Center gallery in Bangkok

After a degree of Art Administration and Cultural Management at Chulalongkorn University, Linjie Zhou worked at the HOF Art Space Gallery for several years. Then she became curator for Subhashok, an influential gallery in the art world in Thailand. Linjie tells us about her work as a curator, her relationship with the artists and the public, how she choose the concept of an exhibition and the corresponding art pieces. She presents as well the next exhibition of a fascinating Thai sculptor…

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Interview : Fuanglada “Sai” Jeeoun, Thai designer, founder of JanFive Studio

Fuanglada “Sai” Jeeoun is a young and successful thai designer who started JanFive Studio two years ago. She creates bags and scarfs that sell worldwide. We met Sai in her studio in Bangkok where she draws and design her products, and she told us about her passion for her work, her inspiration, the travels around the world, and the projects for the future.

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Thailand Comic Con 2017 Beautiful Cosplay Girls

Thailand Comic Con 2017 is one of the main event for Cosplay, Comics, Anime, Contests in the country. It took place at Siam Paragon, in the heart of Bangkok, from the 21st to the 23rd of April 2017. Bangkok cosplayers bring their best costume for the event and we shot the most beautiful of them.

I shot the event with a Sony A7R2, Sony G Master lens 2470F2.8 and the flash F43M. Most of the time the aperture is 2.8, the shutter speed is 1/160s .

Enjoy the pictures!

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Beautiful Asian Girls at the Bangkok Motor Show 2017

The 38th Bangkok International Motor Show is taking place for the public from the 29th of March to the 9th of April 2017. The 27th is for the VIP’s and the 28th is for the Press.

The theme of this year is “Reach to the Planet of Technology” . More than ever, technology takes an important place in the car industry, to make car more efficients, environmentally friendly, and well designed.

The venue is as usual Impact Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani.

The most beautiful models are here to present the cars and give informations to the visitors.

Here are my first pictures. Stay tuned here or on my Facebook to see more pictures later. I will add pictures almost everyday.

I shoot with a Sony A7R2, a zoom lens Sony G Master 2470F2.8 and a flash Sony F43M

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