Feb 222017

This photograph from my Facebook page has attracted over 5,700 Likes. I took the photo early one morning at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (Thai: ตลาดน้ำดำเนินสะดวก) as the monks were making their morning Alms Round by boat

พระภิกษุสงฆ์ รับบิณฑบาตทางเรือ ตลาดน้ำดำเนินสะดวก
The morning alms round by boat……..

Feb 172017

Fort Phra Sumen, Bangkok - ป้อมพระสุเมร

Fort Phra Sumen – ป้อมพระสุเมร

So, I am browsing in Asia Books in Bangkok the other day and see a new book entitled “We Love Bangkok” published by OOM Lifestyle Books. I flick through a few pages and think it looks kinda interesting, so I purchase a copy.

Later that afternoon I am lazing on the bed and reading the book. Imaging my surprise – there on Page 12, one of my own photographs! The publishers even had the audacity to crop my name and copyright notice from the bottom of the image, and claim that all photographic content in the book is copyright of OOM Lifestyle Books! The book photographer is listed as Pichan Sujaritsatit.

I have emailed the publishers and distributors but so far have not received a reply.

The book which contains my stolen photograph
Feb 152017

My photograph of Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya Province (วัดพนัญเชิงวรวิหาร จังหวัดพระนครศรีอยุธยา) was recently featured in the travel section of the Sunday Times newspaper, it was also featured on their website.  

Wat Phanan Choeng is located on the East bank of the Chao Phraya River, at the south-eastern side of the confluence of the Chao Phraya and Pa Sak rivers.  It is an active temple that predates the founding of Ayutthaya itself. The temple is famous for its enormous seated Buddha image, seated in the posture of subduing Mara, otherwise known as Calling the Earth to witness.  The richly gilded U Thong style image is also known as Luang Pho To and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country.