Monk Studying in Thailand, Black and White Film Photography

Guest Post: Chiang Mai in Black and White Film

Chiang Mai is one of the most interesting places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Whilst travelling S/E Asia I had the fortune of being able to work remotely for a company in New Zealand. Often times I would appreciate being alone whilst working which can be difficult when you’re in a new place and travelling as a couple.

I would usually find a nice cafe to work in whilst Jess checked out the sites close by or she would just chill with me and did her own thing. But on this day we had managed to find a well equipped hotel with good WiFi and a large desk so I could get some work done. Having somebody hover in your immediate surroundings can be super off putting and distracting, so I tasked Jess with filling a reel of film with street shots. I had loaded my analogue Canon with ISO 200 Black and White film. I was excited to see what she would come back with, and she was excited to do something creative. It’s been months and I have only just recently had the film developed.

To say I am proud of her is an understatement. She blew me away with her eye for detail and her composure. I’d like to take credit and say that I taught her well but unlike me she actually studied photography at college so I’m going to be getting her to teach me a few things after seeing these.

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