Articles Tagged with: Leica MP 0.58
Chiang Mai | Hmong Hill Tribe
Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hmong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Chiang Mai | The Karen Hill Tribe
Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Chiang Mai | Palong Hill Tribe
Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Palong Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Chiang Mai | Longneck Hill Tribe

When I was in Chiang Mai, I did not find a fixer so instead I hired a normal tour guide to drive me around the northern hill tribe area. For the most part it was a great and fruitful couple of days, visiting villages, following whim and taking chances. There were a few times where he tried to take me to touristy shit: elephant training camps, waterfalls, etc.

The one place he did take me to that was a complete tourist trap was a Padaung Karen “village”. It was obviously a piece of show because there was a gravel parking lot to accommodate buses, lots of signage in english, the people springing up when I came by in the wooden shacks, tribal wares on display.

It was only afterwards that I did some research and realized how much controversy surrounds these “longneck” hill tribes. Please refer to this article on CNN for more information.

Putting these images up in the hope that people doing research for their trips to the hill tribes area can find this and stay away from any longneck villages. There are plenty of tribal villages to visit which are authentic and you can participate and contribute, even spending the night and doing work for and with them.

It’s a fine line. Did I document a people that are disadvantaged or was I exploiting these same people or was I even documenting their exploitation?

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen "longneck" hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Padaung Karen “longneck” hill tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Chiang Mai | Akha Hill Tribe

Apologies for the year long hiatus. I have been busy with the jobby job, but I have also been on some amazing trips. Will be posting those images soon.

So here we go.

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Akha Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Bangkok | Siyamon
Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Bangkok | Siam
Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siam, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Bangkok | Ekamai
Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Bangkok | Pom Prap Sattru Phai
Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim