"...photography has to do with what IS, and not what you manipulate or what you conjure up..."

"photography is not brain surgery; it's really simple"

Elliott Erwitt


My recent 2009 Leica-sponsored exhibit in Bangkok as video on Facebook: www.yidio.com/ronn-aldaman-photography-hd/id/2829032407


Ara Guler said :

"When I'm taking a picture of Aya Sofia, what counts is the person passing by who stands for life"




also: www.lightstalkers.org/ronn-aldaman

Ronn Aldaman on Facebook


"El Viaje Definitivo"
by Juan Ramon Jimenez, published 1911

...Y yo me ire. Y se quedaran los pajaros cantando,
y se quedara mi huerto, con su verde arbol,
y con su pozo blanco.

Todas las tardes, el cielo sera azul y placido,
y tocaran, como esta tarde estan tocando
las campanas del campanario.

Se moriran aquellos que me amaron,
y el pueblo se hara nuevo cada año,
y en el rincon aquel de mi huerto florido y encalado,
mi espíritu errara nostaljico...

Y yo me ire, y estare solo, sin hogar,
sin arbol verde, sin pozo blanco,
sin cielo azul y placido...
y se quedaran los pajaros cantando.


"In a certain sense, the past is far more real...or at any rate more stable, more resilient than the present. The present slips and vanishes like sand between the fingers, acquiring material weight only in its recollection."

Andrei Tarkovsky

Photos of Sailing "Footprints: Real to Reel" (Ronn ashore) (11)

  • Camera Collection by N A Y E E M
  • Ronn at work by N A Y E E M
  • Crucify me.... by N A Y E E M
  • Bangkok Street with Ronn Aldaman by Shabbir Ferdous
  • Matt and Ronn by N A Y E E M
  • Its good to speak and in Thai.... by N A Y E E M
  • You Leica me....? I Leica you.... by N A Y E E M
  • Well, its time to say goodbye.... by N A Y E E M
  • Different strokes.... by N A Y E E M
  • The NIPPLES.... by N A Y E E M
  • Monsieur Aldaman by N A Y E E M

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    N A Y E E M says:

    "One of my first few contacts on flickr, I immediately took a liking for his photos from the very first time I saw his work which is full of humanity. I had the incredible luck to meet him, walk around with him and shooting in the streets of Bangkok. A very polite and down to earth person, very mature yet very naive at the same time. A man with so much knowledge and love for the human race. He is not just a friend but a teacher to me.
    Always on the click, when I met him and sat down with him at Starbucks over a espresso I had such an overwhelming experience which I dont think I can describe here.
    Yes, I do consider myself a very lucky man when I think of knowing people like Ronn.
    God bless you Mr. Aldaman"

    August 16th, 2009

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    Shabbir Ferdous says:

    "Ronn’s love for black and white photography also inspired me to follow his footsteps in some occasions. I like his work with people, his portraits truly speaks out. Keep up the good works buddy. Cheers"

    March 17th, 2009

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    Emre Ucar says:

    "Ronn is a very talented photographer. He has lots of very beautiful documentary type photos. In his photos you will find the life, the people, their pain and happiness, their rage, loneliness and whatever related to life. He shoot s "the man in the street", without lies, treatment and manipulation. He is a photographer of people, he rcords everything related to people such as their drama, their joy, their fears.And there is one thing as well, which is very important for me: He shoots their real feelings, he is not a pose shooter as many. Ronn is a true recommendation to people who want to see beautiful photography of people and their lives."

    March 16th, 2009

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    Gabriel Zohar says:

    "As one can see and tell, the passion to the "real" world can be seeing in every one of ronns documentary photography.
    Ronn captures life as it is and accepts the world with a huge hug.
    from ronns photos one can see the unusual atitude towards his objects and the special relationship with the environment.
    that is a greatness of a photographer and the essence of photography.
    and when it all is wrapped with a good sence for light and composition the sky is the limit ...
    keep up the uncompromising documentary my friend !!!"

    December 9th, 2008

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    carlessolis says:

    "Entre los millones de fotografías que en Flickr conforman esa mirada "global" sobre el mundo, el trabajo de Ronn Aldaman debería ser considerado como un capítulo a parte. Todos esos personajes que se asoman en sus imágenes -vendedores, estudiantes, trabajadores, funcionarios, policías, vagabundos, mendigos-, así como los lugares por donde transitan -calles, tiendas, cafés, transportes públicos, talleres, hospitales-, no sólo constituyen un impresionante documento sobre una megalópolis como Bangkok, sino que también podrían ser considerados como un retrato "moral" de nuestro tiempo."

    September 26th, 2008

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    angelograce2004 says:

    "Ronn has the most solid and "real" documentary photos of life in Thailand. I really admire him, both about his passion and his art."

    May 13th, 2008

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    e p i t a says:

    "i simply love your work."

    April 18th, 2008

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    vanouxe says:

    "Along the way I met a wonderful photographer and man who got lost in the paths of Asia.

    He captures so very well the everyday life in South - East Asia, and what makes this region so precious and beautiful: its people. Here you will find touching portraits of the forgotten, the small and the real people.

    Ronn is clicking with different lenses, but the most beautiful one is his heart. I am glad my path crossed his, he is more than a photographer, he is a warrior and now he is also my very good friend, and sometimes even my teacher...

    "For me there is only the traveling on the paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge for me is to traverse its full length. And there I travel—looking, looking, breathlessly.""

    March 27th, 2008

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    Abdulaziz Al Ali says:

    ""Very active in the art of photography
    He has great artistic sense within
    Replies and high morals and discussions
    Evidence that a person aspires to improve in the art of photography
    In a very privileged filming of white and black
    I wish you success""

    February 26th, 2008

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    VinaPix says:

    "Ron's photostream is a perfect example of what makes Flickr one of the most addictive sites on the World Wide Web: a wonderful combination of beautiful subject matter, interesting insights and fantastic creativity all held together by unquestionable photographic skill. If you like looking at great images, then this is the place to begin..."

    November 12th, 2007

Ronn aka "Blue" Aldaman
August 2007
Bangkok, Thailand
I am:
Male and Single
Ronn Aldaman