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.
"It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter."
" I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are."
~ Ellen von Unwerth
"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
"There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk."
~ Charles Dickens
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
The train is a small world moving through a larger world.
~ Elisha Cooper
Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.
~ Paulo Coeiho
Sometimes you're the train, sometimes you're the track.
~ Luke Beyan
Photographers stop [hotographing a subject too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities.
~ Dorothea Lange