Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

Faces of Bangkok: the Photo Series That Focus on the Capital’s Real Streets and People

The mention of Thailand more often than not conjures up thoughts of a South East Asia’s paradise getaway, known for its pristine islands, amazing food, and wild nightlife. Bangkok, the countries capital, offers many a chaotic yet exciting destination filled with culture, tradition, and a no holds barred playground for the many vices we tend to indulge ourselves with. But as such with holiday destinations, those that pay them a visit with the intent of enjoying its splendors knowing that they’ll soon be leaving often forget about the place as a home for others. The ‘don’t shit where you eat’ adage gets conveniently left behind when you’re looking to get royally fucked up at the infamous Khai San road.

Thankfully we have people like Duran Levinson, who originally hails from South Africa’s Cape Town, having traveled to Thailand’s Bangkok not to buy fake tees, eat nothing but pad thai, and sneak into a ping pong show, but instead to capture the faces and places that were born and raised there. From neon-clad streets, to the traditional hand-poke tattoo on sun-scarred skin, to paintings of the king which you’ll find hanging in pretty much every establishment throughout the country, Levinson’s Faces of Bangkok photo series is a brilliant snapshot at the local lives of one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. Check the images throughout, then head here for more from the talented creative.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.