This is Aru

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    Aru's dream is to provide a good life for his children.

    Aru is currently selling hand-carved Teak wood sculptures in the floating market about two hours outside of Bangkok. He is alert and alive, gladly tracing the markings on his body, explaining to me what they mean.

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    1. Mix Master Mart.. 100 months ago | reply

      Great Tattoo' to get some more myself.............

    2. corber [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      Thats a good dream. Hope it comes true.

    3. [RosyWarda] 100 months ago | reply

      Aru is wonderful!

    4. jeff-e 100 months ago | reply

      nice shot! teak is nice to work with!! Aru has a story to tell with those tattoos on his chest!! I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ONE OF HIS CARVINGS!!!

    5. Zen Me 100 months ago | reply

      talk about wisdom in just one picture! great shot!

    6. Terri.Flickr.Chic [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      You always have the most interesting pictures.

    7. Nicolas Paquet 100 months ago | reply

      Man what an incredible portrait !

    8. Acrophobic [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      Incredible picture

    9. bleir78 100 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    10. Pixelin Pictures 100 months ago | reply

      Interesantísima imagen. El tatuaje te hace verla pero cuando pasas minutos observándola detenidamente te das cuenta de la calidad. La camisa amarilla es una maravilla. Congratulations!

    11. bekahpaige 100 months ago | reply

      great portrait, he seems like an interesting man to meet

    12. ...Ashish... 99 months ago | reply

      wow this has to has to be seen in the HUGE size!

    13. Cristimo 98 months ago | reply

      great picture. thank you very much for these life-stories, love the idea, i like people

    14. romero_castellanos 97 months ago | reply

      Interesting face, mysterious chest! Good shot!

    15. Catherine Kinsey 90 months ago | reply

      Amazing photography. Talented.

    16. Margeir Örn 82 months ago | reply

      I have also seen Aru on my visit to the flea market in Thailand. He offered me to taste his dinner but i kindly declined his generous offer.

      Your photo is great by the way.

    17. Jaabboh 80 months ago | reply

      I live in Bangkok but I dont even know him. haha

      His yellow shirt said "we love the king (Bhumibhon)"

    18. art.travelling 69 months ago | reply

      Very interesting shot!

    19. SUJOY DAS 39 months ago | reply

      really interesting

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