Talk to the Other Side

  1. Bangkok Connection
  2. Thai Election Kicks Off
  3. Mochit 2
  4. Bangkok Express
  5. Rayong Birds
  6. Talad Thep Chinda
  7. 9 Days in the Kingdom
  8. FAT Festival
  9. FAT Concert
  10. Sticky Tuk Tuk
  11. Birthday Merit
  12. Feed the Fish
  13. Moonlight with DH
  14. Patpong for the King
  15. Paul’s Birthday
  16. Step – Stylish Nonsense
  17. Trading Buddhas
  18. Grand Palace
  19. The Unstoppable Samak
  20. Likay Portraits
  21. Vanishing Marshland
  22. Talk to the Other Side
  23. Bangkok Daybreak
  24. Residencies of Gods
  25. 10 Years Tom Yum Goong Disease
  26. Demolishing Old House
  27. Constructing Bangkok
  28. Not Far from Home
  29. The Lost Three Gems in the City of Gods
  30. Mochit 2 Revisit
  31. Mobility of Faith
  32. Home Song Satellite
  33. Lost in Transportation
  34. Go with the Flow
  35. Error Ferris Wheel
  36. Thailand Random Symmetry
  37. Day and Night at Siam Square
  38. Trap Doors

Thais are very connected to spiritual worlds. Gods and guardians are placed everywhere to make sure that there is something to hold on and look forward to. The divine powers may grant their wishes, give them strengths or, at least, ease their minds. The people are very good at making sense of this tangible world by referring to the beyond.

There are many ways to get in touch with those in the unknown territories. Burning joss sticks seems to be a symbol of making contacts and a tool for the communication. Spots where incense are burnt and stuck indicates the spiritual significances of the areas and the relationships of the people and their lands.

Green Door and the King
Green Door and the King
A lady praying in trance in Tiger Shrine, Bangkok
A staff in Tiger Shrine preparing joss ticks and candles to worship gods
Joss sticks in the a pot on the street of Bangkok
A street vendor selling decorated joss sticks in Loy Krathong Festival
A relatively new spot where joss sticks are placed under a footpath tree
A homage to Rue Sii Pho Kru (ฤๅษีพ่อครู, spiritual master) of Petch Jing Likay Troupe (ลิเก, Thai folk theatre) before each show every night
A cigarette as a substitute for a joss stick for a spirit house on a street
Burning joss sticks for the Ganesh, resides in front of Central World Plaza
A simple recycled joss stick pot made from a milk tin
Joss sticks placed and in front of a house in Bangkok