The Khlong Toey neighborhood of Bangkok is home to some of the city’s poorest residents. We walked through the market and along the tracks where we were received graciously. Children played on the tracks, laughed or fled when they saw us, and were watched over by parents busy with the wash or repairs. Had we gone further, we would have found clusters of yaa baa (meth plus other goodies) addicts, hopeless battered women, and people dying of AIDS. As it was, we passed a hovel with someone near death moaning loudly, a face like a skull. These places exist under the elevated freeways, gleaming towers, and billboards advertising luxuries.

Shot with a Leica Monochrom and a Zeiss 50 1.5.