The bulk of RealThai will, of course, concern food, but taking advantage of the vague nature of the title of the blog, as well as the fact that I’m a photographer, I’d also like to showcase some of my photographs.
A few months ago I was inspired by the amazing photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson to get off my fat ass and take more photos in my free time. Rather than my usual shooting trips, which involve lugging a large bag and four heavy lenses, I decided to emulate this master of modern photojournalism and use the equivalent of just one 50mm “normal” lens. Monsieur Cartier-Bresson popularized this style of “street photography”, using a normal lens, being “…quick, quick, quick, quick,… Like an animal and a prey…” and choosing not to crop his photographs. And, as many of you might also be aware, he was always on the lookout to capture the “decisive moment”, and I figured all of these factors put together would help me improve my skills as a photographer. As you’ll see below, I’m certainly no Cartier-Bresson, but I hope that in the course of doing this my skills will improve.