Train conductor on the platform at Bangkok’s main station, Hualamphong
Photographer, Writer and International Development Professional
Richard Friend is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these daily life images. From his series ‘ Urban Asia‘. To see Richard’s body of work click on any photograph.
Chinese pharmacies still attract a loyal clientele despite the growth of brightly lit western-style outlets. A pharmacist prepares traditional herbal medicines in one of Bangkok’s Chinatown pharmacists. From a long-line of traditional Chinese pharmacists there is little chance of her children continuing the family business.
Bikes Hue Early morning commuters in Hue, Central Vietnam
Tattoos Shopkeeper in Bangkok’s Chinatown displays tattoos that offer spiritual protection.
Monk on alms walk A Buddhist monk on his early morning alms-collection, walking barefoot over a canal bridge in Khlong Toey, Bangkok. Every morning Buddhist monks in Thailand collect alms providing lay people an opportunity to make merit.
Grilled Fish A store keeper lays out whole tilapia to be grilled in a Bangkok night market.
Reading the News A store keeper takes a break reading a newspaper in the Phra Khanong market, Bangkok
Crossing the street late in the evening in Singapore’s Little India
In The Ring
By Richard Friend