Inside train photography
I love inside train photography. It gives me the chance to keep pursuing my passion for photography while I travel.
It enables me to capture interesting candid portraits in real-life situations, which tell stories about people’s lives in different places.
Plenty of photo opportunity is on a train ride and not only there, but also at train stations. Different people from all walks of life that wait to get on board of a train that will take them far away or back home. Different faces that show different emotions to be captured in a frame. I find all this very exciting.
Inside train photography makes me notice how people tend to behave differently when they are ten thousand miles away from home.
Besides, I’ve also become aware of how people socialise more easily when they spend time travelling for pleasure.
I’ve always liked inside train photography in Europe, but since I’ve lived in Bangkok for the last decade I’ve taken a lot of photos on trains in Southeast Asia, and you know what? I really love it. I find the subjects photographed to be more diverse and interesting.
The following is a photo series that I captured during a train ride from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in Thailand. It takes between 2 and 3 hours. Sometimes 4.
The next series of images is from my trip in Taiwan on a high speed train.
I often travel to Cambodia, it’s my favourite country for inside train photography. People don’t mind me taking pictures of them. Actually, they love it. It makes me feel relaxed and more ‘focused’ on the scene in front of me so my only concern is to compose the image.
I will be updating this article with more photographs from my next trips. So, please, stay tuned by subscribing to my Newsletter.
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