“You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” ― John Green - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
With candid photography you can’t be too picky with your subjects nor their respective actions.
Sometimes you have to pick and choose!
I photographed this little boy on my two day cruise on the Mekong River from Chiang Khong, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos. We stopped along the river to visit an ethnic minority village and this was one of many photographs I took of the photogenic children. It was very hard to see the poverty, living conditions and hardship of the village, but this comical moment lightened up my mood.
You may notice the lack of contrast in this photograph. In Northern Laos toward the end of the dry season, farmers burn their fields to prepare for the raining season which coincides with their planting season. I was in north central Laos in March and the air quality, especially around Luang Prabang, was very hazy.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post I’ll be posting more frequently with perhaps a photo a day since it will take me a decade to post all the photos from my six month sojourn to Southeast Asia at the rate I am going. Please do not feel obligated to comment at all my photos, but a fave would be nice just to let me know you stopped by.
Check back for more of my adventures in Laos!
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