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.