For years I had a poster of a Thai long-tail boat on a beach at Koh Phi Phi on my wall. I especially liked to look at it in the middle of a cold rainy New Zealand winter and think about how nice it would be go there one day. Fast forward 20 years and I now live in Singapore and have been to Thailand many times. But the image of long-tail boats on the beach is still an symbol of warmth and a happy life to me. So it was with great enthusiasm that I photographed these sister boats on Koh Phi Phi the first time I visited there. This picture essentially represents the fulfillment of a dream that I had had since I was teenager.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 09
Award Score: 64 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Koh Phi Phi Island | Thailand
Photographer: Sean Lowcay (Singapore) Registered
New Zealand born and raised, Sean Lowcay moved to Singapore in 2006 and has been photographing the wonderful people and places of Asia ever since. His passion for photography was ignited as a child, by the gift of an Instamatic camera from his mother, which he promptly started pointing at everyone and everything – a bad habit which he continues to this day, though the equipment has had an update. Sean pursues his street, portrait and fashion based photography with a dreamy, enigmatic style, creating works of beauty and mystery – which, happily, some have found to be of commercial use. He finds creative inspiration in classic movies and in the faces of the people he photographs.