Phuket is bursting at the seams with talent, be it the millions of visitors that stream through the island or long-time residents. In our Photo Journals series, we highlight their talent and the beautiful island that we call home.
On the northeast corner of Yaowarat Rd and Dibuk Rd is a fantastic mural of King Bhumibol the Great. Whenever I visit Old Phuket Town to do some people watching and street photography, I always find my way to this spot after wandering by shops and alleyways. On this particular day, I spent a reasonable amount of time observing many motorists drive by the mural on their way to their destinations. I bet that most of them pass by without noticing the King watching over them as they pass by. I can guarantee that this particular individual missed the King when he drove by with his family. Instead, he was watching me and gave a thumbs up instead of watching the road in front of him. I do appreciate his happy demeanour as it brings a positive light to a world that needs positivity more than ever.
Kolin Friske is a self-proclaimed world wanderer and one hell of a talented landscape photographer. Follow his work on Facebook or Instagram, or visit his website at kolinfriskephoto.com