This character was selling meatballs and beer at the Chiang Mai Songkran festival. The Thai New Year festival is a mix of tradition and a free-for-all water fight, and people tend to get in a party mood and let themselves revel.


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I am an Australian expat living in the hills of Mae Hong Son province Thailand (please visit I photograph almost everything, above and below ground.

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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    Cool shot John :) The blue background works really well here, and yes….what a character!

  • I love it when guys like this have the opportunity to be whatever they want to imagine, thanks Shelly

    – John Spies

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...about 5 years ago

    You really have an “everyman” quality in your ability to interact with and capture beautiful images of all the different people you come across. Just awesome!

  • Thanks mate, speaking his language did help, and he did look like he was begging to be noticed

    – John Spies

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