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More street style at Bangkok’s Central World

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Magnetic smile

Magnetic smile

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve  spent the last few Friday afternoons at Central World Shopping Center.  I like to schedule business meetings in the various coffee shops located there.  In addition to being a comfortable venue for meetings, Central World is also home to free indie concerts on Friday.   As a result, there is always a crowd of tweens roaming around.  When you toss in a handicrafts market in front of the massive mall, well, that spells an opportunity to get out your camera and fire away.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens.

Happy girl

Happy girl

Looking to buy

Looking to buy

Boy tail

Boy tail

Really big glasses

Really big glasses

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August 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

“Twenty-something” vendors and street fashion at Central World on Friday nights

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Vendor on phone

Vendor on phone

For the last several weeks I’ve posted about the “twenty-something” street vendors selling handicrafts and other items on Friday  in the open space in front of Central World.  In addition to “real” handicrafts, some of which are being made on the spot, and the crowds of people, this area is ground zero for interesting photographs.  There is also live music that can add to your picture-snapping enjoyment.  It’s a great place to practice your street photography.

These photos of various vendors were taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 135 DC f/2 lens.

Hey, I see you.

Hey, I see you.

Waiting for the first sell.

Waiting for the first sell.

Zebra vendor

Zebra vendor

Hat woman

Hat woman

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August 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Street fashions in Hong Kong

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Young and old

Young and old

Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant places in Asia for street fashions.  While not exactly cutting edge like Tokyo, it has a certain look all its own.  It’s the combination of elegance and street sense that make it a standout city.  These photographs were taken over a span of four days last month in a couple of the more street fashion conscious areas in Hong Kong, Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mongkok and Causeway Bay.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lens.

Waiting for a sms

Waiting for a sms

Another woman, another phone

Another girl, another phone

Shopper walking to MTR

Shopper walking to MTR

Walking away

Walking away

Two right, one left

Two right, one left

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August 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Hennessey Road in Hong Kong fashion shoot – part 2

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Spotted from across the street.

Spotted from across the street.

Last month I posted photos of this same series. Well I happened to have more as you can see.  It was quite a treat to see this shoot unfolding before my eyes.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lens.

Another bus

Another bus

Profile

Profile

Looking down

Looking down

Look at the camera

Look at the camera

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August 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Chic Channel workshop at Bangkok Central World

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Chic Channel briefing

Chic Channel briefing

Today I spend the better of the day at Central World Shopping Center in a series of meetings.  At the conclusion of the last meeting, we heard the sound of music and wandered to the front of the massive shopping mall.  Outside were a large collection of young college age vendors selling what essentially appeared to be handicrafts.  I bought a couple of items.  A t-shirt with a hand printed image of a Leica camera and from another vendor a Leica appearing camera keychain.  Talk about a one-track mind.

In addition to a large collection of young people to shoot, there was also a Chic Channel workshop with a bevy of beauties of which these photos capture some of them.

All these photos were shot with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor DC 135mm f/2 lens. All photos were captured in RAW and converted to JPG.  And no post-processing necessary after conversion.

An angel

An angel

Stars in her ears

Stars in her ears

An interview

An interview

Lost in thought

Lost in thought

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August 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Fashion shoot in the middle of Hennessey Road in Hong Kong

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Seen from across the street

Seen from across the street

Today I just happened to be walking across Hennessey Street at the Sogo Department store when I spotted this shoot essentially on a traffic island in the middle of traffic.  It looked a bit dangerous but the model didn’t pay it any mind.  Amazing that there were no police officers to oversee a situation that could be distracting to buses and trollleys.

I ended up watching the shoot for a few minutes until it ended and the model and her entourage walked off.  I followed them for a while and somewhere along the way, she disappeared.

Photos shot with Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lens.

Second bus

Second bus

Head turn

Head turn

Eyes have it

Eyes have it

Downcast

Downcast

Sideways

Sideways

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July 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Tokyo – Boots are made for walking, one more time

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Don't walk away, Renee

Don't walk away, Renee

A number of my women friends are really into boots.  However, those that live in Bangkok and Singapore very rarely wear boots mainly because the tropical climate is not conducive to comfort when wearing nearly knee high boots.  It doesn’t stop them from buying boots and taking holidays where they can wear them.   Friends in Hong Kong are a different matter as the winter weather encourages boot wear.  But nothing like the boot fashion environment in Tokyo.  In any given square kilometer in Shinjuku, Shibuyu and similar neighborhoods in Tokyo, the sheer variety is astounding.

I’ve posted boots several times in the past and sad to say I am reaching the end of my supply of boot photos from my trip to Tokyo at the end of October.  And if you consider that most of the photos were taken in an hour’s time in Shinjuku, it gives you an idea of their popularity in Japan.

Knee high boots

Knee high boots

Suede buckle style

Suede buckle style

Fur hood and boots

Fur hood and boots

From top to bottom

From top to bottom

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December 7, 2008 at 8:31 am