Polaroid 17, Lost monk

#apolaroidaday / 17 – Chinatown, Bangkok


This monk was completely lost in Bangkok’s Chinatown – I spoke to him and asked him where he was going. He said the “monks’ hospital”. He had walked from the central train station and was nowhere near the hospital in question. The 93 year-old monk had come from the country side to get treated but had no idea how to get to the hospital from the station – eventually, a local lady took him to the hospital by taxi… Polaroid print from 6×6 polaroid back, 2008 © Cedric Arnold

Polaroid 16, Bangkok

#apolaroidaday / 16 – Chinatown, Bangkok


This is image was taken late at night in Talad Noi, part of Bangkok’s Chinatown district Polaroid print –  2013 – © Cedric Arnold

Polaroid 7, Bangkok, Chinatown

#apolaroidaday #7, takes us back to Bangkok’s Chinatown


A Chinese opera performer takes a cigarette break between performances in a Chinatown street in Bangkok – shot in 2012 Ⓒ Cedric Arnold

Polaroid 3, Bangkok – Chinatown

The 3rd post from the Polaroid a day series, takes us to Bangkok’s Chinatown


Bangkok, Thailand. A man cycles down a street and past an outdoor cinema projection in Chinatown

This image was captured in a small alleyway in Bangkok’s Chinatown in early 2014. Usually coinciding with Chinese new year and other lunar calendar celebrations in the district, traveling popup cinemas set up in small alleys and streets showing Thai, Chinese and Western films, using aging 35mm projectors. The lip-synch is usually spectacularly wrong, the soundtracks often missing most of the orriginal sound effects, and the scratches and dust on the films something that Tarantino and Rodriguez would love should they ever make a “Grindhouse II”   Ⓒ Cedric Arnold