It was nine years before the following images were taken that I first stepped off a plane and onto the Asian continent.
Disorientating yet intoxicating in the first week or so on my first visit, each return to South East Asia feels like a homecoming these days.
Tracing canals, boat-hopping, following train tracks or veering down small alleys in Bangkok can bring you a closer connection to daily life here and the people that make up the heart and soul of this metropolis.
This time, I was drawn to the Chinatown area that remains a defiantly unpolished part of a rapidly modernizing city.
As luck would have it, it just so happened to be at the same time as the lunar new year celebrations.