Gargoyles

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Bangkok | Gargoyles | © DM Barlow (2017)

“Shanghai is a grey city, and you really have to work hard – with long exposures or rely on neon – to find any hues beyond black and off-white. Bangkok on the other hand, when you look through the viewfinder, it’s as if your camera took a hit of LSD. This is a city saturated in colour – both natural and man-made. After being starved of hues in Shanghai, I have to take the intensity of colours in Bangkok in small doses. I have the urge to tone everything down: the sunlight, the temples, the clothes, the smiles, the food.”


The entrance to the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) in Bangkok. A tripod-mounted Canon 5D2 with 17mm tilt-shift lens. No more than five or ten minutes of processing: a modest amount of dodging and burning, noise reduction, and some selective sharpening.

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