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Photography

My practice of photography intensified in 2017 after years of enthusiast experience.

When traveling, I usually go with a heavy load in my backpack, in order to have on hand the optical system perfectly compatible with the subject to capture.

Regarding portraits and photos of people, I mainly photograph the Asian population around me, most of whom are Laotians. I like the spontaneity, the natural attitude, the scenes captured on the spot, and the genuine smiles.

Photographer taking a group photograph of smiling students Tokyo

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Photographer taking a group photograph of smiling students rising their elbow with their teacher in the center, on the pavement of the the Tokyo station, Marunouchi, Japan. Top view from a rooftop terrasse.

5 June 2019, 14:01

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Girl riding a motorcycle in the rice fields

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Girl riding a motorcycle in the rice fields in Don Det, Laos, with four other children passengers.

19 July 2017, 15:38

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Boy sitting on his pirogue, fishing in the Mekong

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Boy sitting on his pirogue, fishing in the Mekong at sunset time under a colorful sky in Si Phan Don, Laos.

21 August 2017, 17:31

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Boy wearing red clothing driving a tractor to plow a paddy field

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Boy wearing red clothing driving a tractor to plow a paddy field at sunset in Don Det, Laos

31 May 2018, 17:54

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Ritual procession of Buddhist monks in front of a coffin over a pyre

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Ritual procession of Buddhist monks in front of a coffin over a pyre before lighting the fire, during funerals in the countryside of Don Det, Laos.

Holding a rope linked to the coffin is a ritual called chungsob in relation with the soul of the deceased. This rope will not be incinerated and may be kept by the monks.
Traditionally, cotton strings play an important role in ceremonies in Laos, like in the baci, and can be used in various ways at diverse occasions. In front of the coffin, there is a Buddhist money tree, religious item with authentic banknotes, an offering to the monks.

19 February 2018, 16:09

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Buddhist alms in Don Det (Si Phan Don, Laos)

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Buddhist alms in Don Det (Si Phan Don, Laos). Every day, early morning child monks from the temple walk in the village with their alms bowls to collect food, prepared and offered by the locals, and to recite a short prayer in exchange. Ritually, Buddhist monks in Laos have only two meals a day: one in the morning and one at noon. They fast in the evening.

6 September 2018, 06:53

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children standing in the Mekong river with lotus flower buds

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Six children standing in the Mekong river, some with lotus flower buds in their hands, bathing with buffalos at sunset in front of a boat.

3 December 2017, 16:56

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Boy riding a motorcycle with two other young children

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Boy riding a motorcycle with two other young children passengers, in a street of Ban Thateng (at the border between Sekong Province and Champasak Province, near the city of Sekong), Laos. All without helmet.

23 June 2019, 14:27

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Young vendor smiling, sitting in a grocery store Si Phan Don, Laos

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Young vendor smiling, sitting in a grocery store in Don Som, Si Phan Don, Laos.

13 January 2018, 15:19

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Craftmen at work, wicker furniture makers Heuan Chan Luang Prabang

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Craftmen at work, wicker furniture makers, bamboo basket weaving, textile crafts and suspended mobile sculptures, interior view of the wooden Heuan Chan heritage house, stilt building with wooden ceiling, bamboo furniture and "sudare" (bamboo venetian blinds), Luang Prabang, Laos.

15 June 2018, 10:59

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Sole of foot of a one month old infant with adult hand

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Sole of foot of a one month old infant, held between the middle finger and the ring finger of an adult hand, for size comparison, on a white bed sheet, in Don Det, Si Phan Don, Laos.

11 September 2020, 08:00

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Woman laughing, looking at viewer

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Woman laughing, looking at viewer, during the new year celebration in Don Det, Laos.

15 April 2012, 09:53

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Portrait of a woman smoking a hand-rolled cigarette chewing paan

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Portrait of a woman squeezing a hand-rolled cigarette between her teeth, at sunset in the countryside of Don Det, Laos. The red color of her teeth is due to regular paan chewing.

27 September 2017, 17:37

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Young girl smiling with teeth at golden hour, in sunshine

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Young girl smiling with teeth at golden hour, in sunshine, in Don Det (Si Phan Don), Laos.

27 October 2018, 16:27

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Laughing boy at golden hour, in Don Det (Si Phan Don), Laos

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Laughing boy at golden hour, in Don Det (Si Phan Don), Laos.

16 October 2018, 16:46

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Smiling young girl with deciduous teeth, in Don Som, Laos

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Smiling young girl with deciduous teeth, in Don Som, Laos.

3 May 2018, 17:44

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Portrait of a young boy with cotton necklace

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Portrait of a young boy with cotton necklace, smiling in the sunshine at golden hour, on the island of Don Det (Si Phan Don), Laos.

27 October 2018, 16:23

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Smiling little girl looking at the viewer

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Smiling little girl looking at the viewer, the head tilted to the left and holding a bud of Nelumbo Nucifera (lotus flower) in her right hand, in Don Det, Laos.

5 October 2017, 16:56

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