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Thomas Kalak
Thailand – Same same, but different!
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2016-10-23 03:26:19

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“His camera as quick as his eye, I am very happy Thomas Kalak overcame his fear to be a global voyeur and follow his passion for life and people.” – Terry Jones, Editor i-D London

Full-value illustrated book with 20 unreleased photographs (only for the iPhone and iPod touch; PRINTED BOOK SOLD OUT!).

Bamboo scaffolding, knotted aerial lines, hand painted signs or converted plastic bags: The objects photographed in Thailand by Thomas Kalak, the photographer from Munich, are sometimes unusual, both funny and peculiar, and often mind-boggling. Far from the world of clichés, Kalak finds motifs that complement and enhance the famous image of the country and simultaneously document the unshakable cheer of the Thai people as true masters of improvisation.

Individually portrayed and objectively documentary photographed, the strange yet commonplace, at least in Thailand, objects and arrangements remind us of the famous »ready-mades« from the beginning of the 20th century. This book is a »must have« for all Thailand enthusiasts, because every-one has seen the collection of items at some time or other, but often not really consciously.

Thomas Kalak
Like an explorer, Kalak wanders through Thailands’s streets and backyards in search of visual evidence of a hitherto unrecognised culture of everyday life, which reveals much about life within this city, about the Thai talent for resourcefulness and their amazing art of improvisation. Kalak shows us some pragmatic solutions to everyday problems, as well as a number of curiosities of which the practical use remains an enigma, even after taking a longer look.

The “rupa – eBOOK” is quite simple to operate.
The operating elements are especially designed to provide user-friendly handling. The “rupa – eBOOK” navigation is performed via typical iPhone gestures. The zoom motion performed with the fingers both enlarges and reduces the images.


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