Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (Thai: วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร) or Wat Arun (Thai pronunciation: [wát ʔarun], “Temple of Dawn”) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
This is the last Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress, so I figured that I’d post a large photo gallery as my final post. Thanks to the team at WordPress for hosting this challenge for many years. Respect.
Bangkok, Thailand: In Chatuchak (Jatujak) Park, vis-a-vis the JJ Green Market, there’s an outdoor gym. As luck would have it, I passed by when I was on my way to see my friend Natcha in her shop Bubblebrain Tattoo’n’art that’s located in JJ Green.
Some night shots, street photography, a portrait of Rogue Seraphim, plus some photos from a shop in Bangkok. Random Bangkok stuff.
Model: Rogue Seraphim
It has been hectic lately, so I haven’t blogged much. Hope you’re all having a great time and that you enjoyed my little gallery from Bangkok.
I’m glad to say that I’ll be returning to Bangkok in 2017.
When I visited Bangkok, I made sure to arrange a tiny gathering that consisted of myself, the local model Rogue Seraphim, make-up artist Adia Braun, Adia’s husband and their kid. Naturally I’ve only captured the model on these photos:
I also asked permission from the hotel to use their roof top pool as a location to shoot some photos, but since I didn’t get their permission I’m not gonna do any free advertising for the hotel in this blog or anywhere else. In other words: these photos were shot at some location, somewhere in Bangkok.
This isn’t the first post from this event, MBK Tattoo Contest Vol 10, that took place in Bangkok in November 2015. I’ve already posted some photos here in the blog, but now I’ve uploaded them all to a gallery on Flickr.
Divine Ink (Click on this image to visit the full Flickr gallery)
Bangkok has a great music scene. I took a look at some of what it has to offer and diversity is the keyword to describe it: Rock concerts, clubbing, street artist and an awesome, tiny blues bar – aptly called Blues Bar.
The photos in this gallery were all shot at the Blues Bar (it’s in Samsen Road, a short walking distance from the horrible tourist area Khaosan Road).
Enjoy these short clips with some of the music you can find in Bangkok:
Yesterday I came home from a week-long stay in Bangkok, where I met a lot of wonderful, talented, beautiful, sexy, creative, amazing, friendly and inspiring people. These are just a few of the photos of the amazing people and scenes that I captured there.
@ Artists Tatoo, 21 samsen road
Node @ Artists Tattoo
A blind baby crocodile
Natcha Plainche (Bubblebrain Tattoo)
Ying Youngterk Hamc Nimnuan & Node
Amazing back pieces by Ozzfest Tattoo Club Thailand.
Behind the scenes with Adia Braun & Rogue Seraphim
Muay Thai @Rajadamnern Stadium
Muay Thai @Rajadamnern Stadium
Vanja, Tom and the light hats.
Vanja & Tom
Night photography by the river. Bangkok.
Night photography by the river.
During one week in Bangkok, I spent most of my time in tattoo shops and hanging around with other tattoo interested people. It all culminated in the MBK Tattoo Convention 2015 on my last day, where most of these photos were taken. For me, as a person who’s probably more than average interested in tattoos, being at a tattoo convention makes you feel at home: You meet lots of people who all share the same passion and love for the same kind of artistic expression. It makes you feel like you’re a part of an international society. I’ll post plenty of photos from this magnificent event later. Because I had a flight, I couldn’t stick around to find out who won in the different classes, but for me it wasn’t important to find out who came out victorious or not – the important part was to be there, feel the vibe and be a part of the event.
The Muay Thai boxing photos were shot at Bankok’s Rajadamnern Stadium (which will also be covered in a separate post) and, since I was already in Bangkok, of course I made sure to arrange a photo session with a local model: Rogue Seraphim and make-up artist Adia Braun (the photo session will also be covered later). I haven’t had the time to go through even a small fraction of my photos yet, but I probably have some interesting street photos to share as well.
I hope you all (my readers) have been having a good time and enjoying life lately and I hope that I get to visit Bangkok again soon! The sooner the better!