Thai Monks

No Secrets – Photographing the Monks of Thailand

No Secrets – Photographing the Monks of Thailand

The easiest way to photograph monks in Thailand is to catch them on their morning walk for alms. This morning walk for alms is tradition in Thailand. It is a Buddhist requirement, that the monks walk for alms each morning. There are exceptions however. Here in rural Thailand there is what are called “monk days” when the people bring food to the temple and the monks do not go on their morning walk….

Amonthep Paopong

Amonthep Paopong

Well … it’s the weekend here in rural Thailand, and that means – yes, another man is becoming a monk. The work I did the last two days, although fun, I call community service. I’m a firm believer in giving back to the community, and when we received a phone call Friday night from a mom asking that I please take photos of her son becoming a monk I said I’d be happy to.