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  • Kaisern Chen

Faces of Thailand

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The seen and unseen of Thailand!



"Go", on the morning train at the Bangkok Railway Station bound for Lopburi, Bangkok, Thailand February 2023

A local girl with her after-dinner desert - shaved ice Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

A street vendor with delightful spirit wearing a rabbit hat! Tha Tien Market Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Salt farm worker, second son from a family of 12 kids, all brothers and sisters and sons and cousins are all in salt farm works, Samut Songkgram, Thailand January 2023

Master Toddy, the face behind many Thai boxing legends, Samut Prakan, Thailand January 2023

Street character "Buppha" Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Baby "Film", 12-month-old, sleep by the train track, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Makkasan Community is situated right in the most developed zone of Bangkok, where new condominiums claim the highest price in Thailand and the most luxurious shopping centers at a comfortable walking distance. Yet, it is also an area ignored by public attention. Residents there live with worries of being forced to relocate without compensation to give room to profit-hunger project developers in the guise of city authority.


The households nestled along the train track for decades, as close as only to allow the train to pass, which nowadays reduced to only occasional service trains. Walking on or right next to train tracks is the only way from one household to another. Trian track is an integral part of their lives, where they sit and rest as if it is furniture and a playground for the kids, or sometimes as a bed for the babies.



Street character "Beer", Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Bam Benjamad "RECIPROCOL" Fotoclub Studio Bangkok, Thailand Janauary 2023

Thatchai, Teochew Opera back stage, Lhong 1919 Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Thatchai, in his late 50s, sold to the Teochew Opera owner when he was 7 as a solution to his Chinese mother's gambling debt for 5,000 baht, including the 10% cut for the middleman. The Teochew Opera changed his life since. And He is one of the prominent faces of the Teochew Opera in Thailand today.


Teochew Opera performer and her daughter, Lhong 1919 Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Street character, a stranger at the Maze Shrine, Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Kanjana Chaiwatanachai - Afternoon with Book - Chiang Mai, Thailand January 2023

Street character, Talad Noi Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Early evening street portrait, Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Coffee time, Khlong 12 Hot Wa, Bangkok, Thailand January 2023

Street coconut vendor, Bangkok, Thailand December 2022

Lottery & Balloon seller, Jomtien Beach Pattaya, Thailand November 2022

Universal love of ice cream, Makkasan, Bangkok, Thailand October 2022

Talad Hua Takae, Bangkok, Thailand September 2022

Christmas, Sankhlaburi, Thailand December 2021

Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand October 2021

Khaosok National Park, Surat Thani, Thailand December 2021

Chinese (Teochew) Opera character with face shield on, a mandatory requested for the performers during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Bangkok, Thailand November 2021

Chinese (Teochew) Opera character taking smoking break, Bangkok, Thailand November 2021

Shopping, Chachoengsao, Thailand September 2021

Sisters, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand April 2021

Shalika Chitkosolsuk and her cats, Samut Prakan, Thailand March 2021

Boy and his drink, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand March 2021

Street portrait, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand March 2021

Local residence, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand March 2021

Street portrait, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand March 2021

Girl and her cat, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand March 2021

The village senior, Sankhlaburi, Thailand December 2020

Village girl, Sankhlaburi, Thailand December 2020

Farmer and his gamecock, Sankhlaburi, Thailand December 2020

Universal love of ice cream, Sankhlaburi, Thailand December 2020

Raftman, Kanchanaburi, Thailand December 2020

Childhood, Kanchanaburi, Thailand December 2020

Before day break, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand December 2020

Midnight rhythm, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand December 2020

Napping, Bangkok, Thailand November 2020

Family tailor, Hua Takae, Bangkok, Thailand September 2020

Napping, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand November 2019

Mural artist, Wat Tri-Thotsathep, Bangkok, Thailand August 2019

Painting, Wat Tri-Thotsathep, Bangkok, Thailand August 2019

The playground, Pattani, Thailand Jun 2019

Overnight train on approaching final destination - Bangkok June 2019

Hua Hin beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand March 2019

Malu, Wat Ko Kaeo Suttharam, Phetchaburi, Thailand January 2019

Cooking by the railroad, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand January 2019

Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand January 2019

Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand January 2019

Faces, Hua Takae Community, Bangkok, Thailand January 2019

Traveler and his luggage, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand December 2018

Bangkok Railway Station at the daybreak hour, Bangkok, Thailand December 2018

Cooking by the railroad, Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand November 2018

Thai puppet show performer and her mask, Artist House Bangkok, Thailand November 2018

Airborne, Khlong Bang Luang canal, Bangkok, Thailand November 2018

After midnight, Street vendor, Bangkok, Thailand November 2018

Backstage, Teochew Opera, Bangkok, Thailand September 2018

Shipyard worker, Surat Thani, Thailand September 2018

Worker's smoking break, Surat Thani Shipyard, Thailand September 2018

Father daughter time, Khlong Thom Emerald Pool, Krabi, Thailand September 2018

Makkasan Community Bangkok, Thailand August 2018

Rice farmer, Phatthalung, Thailand July 2018

Haircut, Loei, Thailand June 2018

Tranquility amidst chaos, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand March 2018

Cha-Am Beach, Thailand March 2018

Sunset walk, Cha-Am, Phetchaburi, Thailand March 2018

New Year's Eve, Mae Ma Lor Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand December 2017

Boys in the Mae Ma Lor Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand December 2017

"I LIKE PRETTY THINGS" Bangkok, Thailand December 2017

The gamecock breeder, Ruamrudee Community Bangkok, Thailand November 2017

Sunset time, Patthalung, Thailand July 2017

Smoking break, Songkla, Thailand July 2017

Rice farmer, Phatthalung, Thailand July 2017

Sriracha Beach, Thailand November 2016

Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand November 2016

After breakfast, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand November 2016

Movement of colors, Bangkok, Thailand October 2016

"Enfolded" Ayuthaya, Thailand Augsut 2016

Shipyard, Surat Thani, Thailand July 2016

Girl and her Barbies, Loei, Thailand June 2016

Grandparenting, Khlong 12 Hok Wa Bangkok, Thailand May 2016

Kanjana Chaiwatanachai "Diffused" Bangkok, Thailand October 2015

The unguarded moment, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand October 2015

Sweet dream, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand October 2015

Money Taxi, Bangkok, Thailand May 2015

Kayan People, Chiang Mai, Thailand December 2012

Buffalo trader, Chiang Mai, Thailand October 2012

Local girl, Chiang Mai, Thailand October 2012

Mahout and his elephant, Chiang Mai, Thailand January 2012

Kanjana Chaiwatanachai "Reciprocal" Bangkok, Thailand October 2011

Street food vendor, Bangkok, Thailand October 2011



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