Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Waiting for the Skytrain in black and white

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Like rail travel everywhere, Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain is a great location to people watch. Usually riders are caught up in their world, waiting to journey elsewhere.

One can stop time by capturing an image that no longer exists the moment you press the shutter.  Other than in the captured image or in your imagination.  The essence of photography, stopping time.

All photos taken with a Leica M8 and a Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 lens.






Written by leolaksi

March 25, 2009 at 7:04 am

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  1. These are very atmpspheric pictures. Thank you for including them. It’s good to see someone shooting B&W film in Bangkok today. Do you process your own, or have you found a good lab?

    Ian Fuller

    July 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

  2. You might check out the lab at the Camera Collection on Rama 4. Google them for their info. It’s also a great place to while away the day looking at their used camera offerings. There’s also a good b/w lab on Soi Ekamai. Will dig around for the address if you want.


    July 30, 2009 at 11:58 am

  3. Unfortunately I donated my trusty Canon A-1 to charity when I moved from the US so I don’t have a film camera any more.

    But I was inspired by your idea so I went the new digital route and tried something similar on the Skytrain yesterday. See for example http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianfuller/3776360809/in/set-72157614803287875/


    August 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    • Thanks for that. Liked the great contrast and your composition. Posted a comment on your flickr.


      August 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm

  4. Good captures of the Skytrain stations atmosphere. I like your black and white.


    January 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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