06 April 2013

Savouring Bangkok's Floating Markets

A floating market is a market where food and goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions, and are chiefly found in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Khlong Lat Mayom, Taling Chan, Bang Nam Pheung, Bang Khu Wiang and Amphawa floating market are the most notable ones in Bangkok.
 
people, street portrait, high-angle shot, Thailand, Bangkok, Taling Chan Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, seafood, delicious, boat vendor, yummy snack

people, street portrait, high-angle shot, Thailand, Bangkok, Taling Chan Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, seafood, delicious, boat vendor

people, street portrait, high-angle shot, Thailand, Bangkok, Taling Chan Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, seafood, oyster omelette, delicious, boat vendor

people, street portrait, high-angle shot, Thailand, Bangkok, Taling Chan Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, som tum, green papaya salad, delicious, boat vendor

people, street portrait, high-angle shot, Thailand, Bangkok, Taling Chan Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, seafood, delicious, boat vendor

people, street portrait, high-angle shot, Thailand, Bangkok, Taling Chan Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, seafood, delicious, boat vendor

people, street portrait, eye-level camera angle, Thailand, Bangkok, Khlang Latmayom Floating Market, floating market, Thai food, seafood, delicious, boat vendor, yummy snack

people, street portrait, eye-level camera angle, Thailand, Bangkok, Khlang Latmayom Floating Market, floating market, boat vendor, fresh vegetable


Where the camera is placed in relation to the subject can affect the way the viewer perceives the subject; sometimes you can dramatically alter your photo composition by just changing your perspective and camera angle. For obvious reasons, a high-angle shot is often the method of choice at floating markets...


Street portraits from Bangkok in Matt Hahnewald's