Street Portrait: Bangkok Security Guard

Notice the halos of smoke around his head and hands.

I was walking around the Grand Palace area and made eye contact with this guard as I went by. Somehow he seemed like a slightly more eccentric sort. There was a vibe and vibes are important in street photography. So I decided to head back and with no Thai whatsoever, I said with gestures:

“Hey! I think you look cool smoking like that and I love your mustache! Can I take your photo?”

And he said:

“Sure! Where do I stand?”

And so it went.

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  1. Cool shot. I guess I would not have had the shot. I would have said, “Hey, can I get a shot of you killing yourself slowly with that cigarette.”

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