Portraits is a broad selection of the views of people I see, have met, know or have a connection to in South East Asia - mostly Thailand and Laos. Using natural light in most cases, I am looking for interesting and attention-grabbing faces and expressions. In some images I want to focus on the person and their expressions and the possible story behind thier faces. This is separate from their cultural story. With these images I use black and white to focus on the person, and contrast the image with the colour version, that focuses on their culture and context. There is a subset of portraits that relate to the Karen Tribe that live in a reserve north of Chiang Rai. These should probably sit in their own gallery here, but for now they add to the Portrait collective. These shots are just a few of the more interesting people of South East Asia. You can see more at @Jasmineimages - Facebook and in another of my web sites at: JasminePhotography.pro, and in my YouTube publication: People of Southeast Asia.
I mostly dont title the images. The names with the images are to identify the image number and file name in my portfolio. Just a point about looking at the full images - when you click on the image icon, the image takes a while to open. Some of the images are high resolution so are large and take some time to download and render. Wait for the spinning cursor to complete. ... of course I could always optimise the image prior to posting... Once open, use the scroll arrow > and < to move from one to the next.
Finally, each of these people have a story. Some, I would like to share with you, in a future update to this site. In this set you see young monks on horseback, destitute girls surviving by selling potatoes, a little monk enjoying his last days at the Wat, in his robe, and the life of teenage men in Laos.