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Posts tagged Backstreet Books

My Walk around Chiang Mai for Silkwind Magazine

I take a walk around Chiang Mai for Silkwind Magazine (Silk Air Inflight) this month and am especially pleased to be able to include my shot of international fugitive Darth Vader collecting alms at the Chiang Mai night market. The other photographs are by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Also great to include my two favorite Chiang Mai […]

Presenting Sacred Skin on ASEAN TV/Nation TV – Bookcase goes Sak Yant! Part 2

Part 2 of Bookcase, a program broadcast by ASEAN TV/Nation TV is now online, featuring photographer and co-author Aroon Thaewchatturat and myself talking about our book Sacred Skin, the first English language title on Thailand’s sacred tattoos. Watch Part 2 here! Watch Part 1 here! Photograph taken at Backstreet Books, Chiang Mai.

Sacred Skin in Chiang Mai

Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, is now available at the excellent Backstreet Books in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Why is this remarkable? Well, Backstreet Books and its owner, bookmaster George O’Brian, have been a source for much of my reading matter in the past decade – the selection, especially […]

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