Last month I flew out to Thailand with my father to meet up with some family and I wanted to share some of the photos and videos I made during my visit. My uncle, Rick and his Finnish partner Merja have spent the past year travelling through South East Asia, jumping between Korea, Japan and Cambodia. They have been staying, for the last three months, on an Island in Thailand called Ko Chang. At the last minute Rick asked me if I wanted to join them during December.
It was great having to finally have a chance to join them one one of their travels. I began by spending a few days in Bangkok before travelling on to Ko Chang Island. Luckily I was able to bring a 5D camera with me and I made a couple of films.
The first, named Thailand, is a two-minute montage of our time spent out there. It shows some of the new friends we made, including Yven, whose guitar made up the soundtrack, playing Brain Damage by Pink Floyd. It shows the sunsets and views over the pier on Lonely Beach where we spent a lot of our time. I believe it captures the atmosphere on Ko Chang.
The second short, Boy Tattoo, is a promo for a tattoo parlour on Ko Chang Island. We spent some time with the Boy and a few bar owners and I wanted to say thanks by making them a short video of their business. Boy has over a decade of experience in bamboo tattooing, which uses a wooden needle as opposed to an electronic gun.
Here are some of the images I captured during my visit.
Rick on the beach just beyond Bao Pier.
Sunset over a shrine. Spirit shrines can be found beside almost every home as an offered home to the deceased.
A temple built to the likeness of the nearby Angkor Wat.
The view from our beach huts on Ko Chang.
People on the island regularly complained about electric power outs.