Umbrella Festival

Umbrella Festival

A photographic project focusing on the Bo Sang umbrella festival in northern Thailand. The whole area stops for three days as it is taken over with colour as they celebrate the efforts of local artisans.

I shot a mixture of posed portraits and reportage photography to try and give a rounded appraisal of the event utilising the very strong colours to give a running theme across the body of work.

The festival encapsulate the whole community, young and old and I wanted to explore how people of different ages were able to be involved as performers or spectators.