• Kaisern Chen

Portraits from a corner at the Hua Lumphong Train Station - In the trains

Updated: Oct 24

I was once asked, "why train station?" when I started to take portraits in the Hua Lumphong Train Station, Bangkok, Thailand - a train station I later describe it as "A train station frozen in time." Well, that probably best explains it.

It started with a simple reason as I live within convenient means to get to the station as traffic is something to factor seriously in Bangkok. As the collection of portraits started to grow, it becomes more or less a meditation to try to create images from the same location over and over with variations unique to each I photograph.

So the collection continues, display in random order.



Daria Luci, September 2015, Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Goda Paulavičiūtė, September 2016, with Hasselblad X1D50c + XCD 45/3.5

Irina Kornia, October 2016, Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Julia Shylo, November 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Madeline Minkema, January 2016, Leica SL Typ 601 + Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/2.8-4 ASPH


"It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter."

~Alfred Eisenstaedt




Ivy, March 2018, Leica M-P Titan + Apo-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH

Eris Kim, March 2018, Leica M10 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Goda Paulavičiūtė, September 2016, Hasselblad X1D50c + XCD 45/3.5

Carol Alves, October 2017, Leica M10 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Sylvia Madej, October 2016, Leica M Edition 60 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Tatiana Larionova, September 2016, Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Madeline Minkema with Angela Hasler, January 2016, Leica SL Typ 601 + Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/2.8-4 ASPH

Tatiana Kucheruk, October 2017, Leica M-P Titan + Apo-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH Titanium

Gao Ming Ming, December 2018, Fujifilm GFX50R + GF 45/2.8 R WR


" I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are."

~ Ellen von Unwerth




Tatiana Batir, November 2018, Leica M10 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Daria Saburova, March 2016, Leica SL Typ 601 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Irina Kornia, October 2016, Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Madeline Minkema, January 2016, Leica SL Typ 601 + Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/2.8-4 ASPH

Tatiana Kucheruk, October 2017, Leica M-P Titan + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Alisa Ratushniak, October 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Betina Canoza, March 2018, Leica M10 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Carol Alves, October 2017, Leica M10 + Summicron-M 28/2 ASPH

Elisa Kim, July 2018, Leica M10 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Sylvia Madej, October 2016, Leica M Edition 60 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE


"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are."

~ Paul Caponigro




Tatiana Larionova, September 2016, Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Olga Kultunova, August 2017, Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH FLE

Malu Carvalho, January 2019, Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 28/1.4 ASPH

Sara Maricevic, March 2019, Leica Q2

Anastasiia Burdak, September 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Carol Alves, October 2017, Leica M-P Titan + Apo-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH

"There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk."

~ Charles Dickens



Ivy, March 2018, Leica M10 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Valentina Kolot, November 2018, Leica Q

Anastasiia Burdak, September 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Sara Maricevic, March 2019, Leica Q2 28mm

Aigul Fazylova, April 2019, SONY A7RIII + Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Malu Carvalho, January 2019, Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

The camera has no opinion, no emotion, it just renders - and so the emotional components of a photograph live on each side of the camera.

~ Norman Jean Roy



Sara Maricevic, March 2019, Leica Q2

Daria Kirillova, July 17, 2019 Leica M10-D + Apo-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH

Ana Carolina Fontenele, September 2019 SONY A7R IV + FE 24-70/2.8 GM

Daria Saburova, February 2016, Leica SL 601 + Apochromat Kinoptik Paris 50/2 Focale

Daria Luci, September 2015, Leica MP240 + Macro-Elmar-M 90/4

Julia Shylo, November 2019, Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Tatiana Larionova, September 2016, Leica SL 601 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Anastasia Burdak, September 2019 SONY A7R IV + Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35/1.4 ZA

Liza Kaylee, July 2019 Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110/2 R LM WR

Aigul Fazylova, April 10, 2019 SONY A7RIII + Sigma 40/1.4 DG HSM Art

Anastasia Maslova, August 17, 2019 Leica Q2

Liza Kaylee, July 5, 2019 Leica Q2

The train is a small world moving through a larger world.

~ Elisha Cooper



Betina Canoza, March 2018 Leica M10 + Summicron-M 35/2 ASPH

Madeline Minkema, January 2016 Leica SL + Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/2.8-4

Daria Kirillova, July 17, 2019 Leica Q2

Anastasia Maslova, August 17, 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Alisa Ratushniak, October 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Daria Saburova, March 2016, Leica SL 601 + Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/2.8-4 ASPH

Julia Shylo, November 2019, Leica Q2

Valentina Kolot, November 2018 Leica M10 + Apo-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH

Sabrina Baycroft, September 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.

~ Paulo Coeiho



Nágela Faria Basilio, September 29, 2019 SONY A7R IV + FE 24-70/2.8 GM

Jenny García Vergara, March 13, 2018 SONY A7R III + FE 24-70/2.8 GM

Anastasiia Burdak, September, 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Daria Kirillova, October 2, 2019 Leica Q2

Alisa Ratushniak, October 27, 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Julia Shylo, November 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Anastasia Maslova, December 2019 Leica M10-D + Apo-Telyt-M 135/3.4

Sometimes you're the train, sometimes you're the track.

~ Luke Beyan



Tatiana Larionova, September 2016 Leica M-P 240 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Victoria Pacheco, February 2020 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Sabrina Baycroft from a corner at the Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand September 21, 2019 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Izem Yilmaz, June 2020 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Photographers stop [hotographing a subject too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities.

~ Dorothea Lange



Benish Paracha, June 2020 Leica M10-D + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Ivy, March 2018 Leica M10 + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH


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