The great annual water festival, goes by many names in Southeast Asia, in Thailand it’s known as Songkran. It ushers in the start of rainy season in April, a time when after five excruciatingly dry months the sky finally opens and water pours on to the bone dry land. It’s celebrated nationwide with mass water fights and traditional Buddhist rituals. The Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is widely known for where the water really gets flowing.  I documented Songkran from the perspective of a participant, to allow my audience to immerse themselves in the carnival atmosphere as if taking part with their own water pistol in hand. The only difference was that instead of shooting a water pistol I was shooting a camera wrapped in plastic.

The great annual water festival, goes by many names in Southeast Asia, in Thailand it’s known as Songkran. It ushers in the start of rainy season in April, a time when after five excruciatingly dry months the sky finally opens and water pours on to the bone dry land. It’s celebrated nationwide with mass water fights and traditional Buddhist rituals. The Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is widely known for where the water really gets flowing.

I documented Songkran from the perspective of a participant, to allow my audience to immerse themselves in the carnival atmosphere as if taking part with their own water pistol in hand. The only difference was that instead of shooting a water pistol I was shooting a camera wrapped in plastic.

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songkran festival water.jpg
Songkran
Songkran

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songkran 2016.jpg
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songran water pistols fetival.jpg
songkran tourists cvelebrate new year.jpg
songkran water pistol.jpg
songkran alchol celebration.jpg
songkran hot april.jpg
songkran festival.jpg
 The great annual water festival, goes by many names in Southeast Asia, in Thailand it’s known as Songkran. It ushers in the start of rainy season in April, a time when after five excruciatingly dry months the sky finally opens and water pours on to the bone dry land. It’s celebrated nationwide with mass water fights and traditional Buddhist rituals. The Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is widely known for where the water really gets flowing.  I documented Songkran from the perspective of a participant, to allow my audience to immerse themselves in the carnival atmosphere as if taking part with their own water pistol in hand. The only difference was that instead of shooting a water pistol I was shooting a camera wrapped in plastic.
songkran water festival .jpg
ladyboy songkran.jpg
songkran thailand.jpg
songkran festival water.jpg
Songkran
tuk tuk songkran festival.jpg
songkran 2016..jpg
songkran 2016.jpg
chiang mai.jpg
songran water pistols fetival.jpg
songkran tourists cvelebrate new year.jpg
songkran water pistol.jpg
songkran alchol celebration.jpg
songkran hot april.jpg
songkran festival.jpg

The great annual water festival, goes by many names in Southeast Asia, in Thailand it’s known as Songkran. It ushers in the start of rainy season in April, a time when after five excruciatingly dry months the sky finally opens and water pours on to the bone dry land. It’s celebrated nationwide with mass water fights and traditional Buddhist rituals. The Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is widely known for where the water really gets flowing.

I documented Songkran from the perspective of a participant, to allow my audience to immerse themselves in the carnival atmosphere as if taking part with their own water pistol in hand. The only difference was that instead of shooting a water pistol I was shooting a camera wrapped in plastic.

Songkran

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