There was a massive celebration in Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The streets were packed, and I was lucky enough to shoot this amazing dragon parade. Another post covering the New Year celebration more broadly will be posted later. These were just too much fun to keep to myself, and I hope you enjoy the photos.
Four dragons make their way down Yawarat, the main street in Bangkok's Chinatown.
A performer maintains an intense stare as he prepares to march down the crowded street.
The crowds parts to make way as the parade progresses.
The red dragon patiently waits his turn to dance while watching the others perform.
The young performer in orange dragon is guided down the busy street.
A performer keeps intense focus while operating the dragon's mouth using a string in his left hand.
A performer triumphantly holds his costume in the air as he stands on the shoulders of an assistant.
The dragons continue to make their way down the crowded street.
A performer lifts up his costume to take a brief break in the midst of the crowd.
The dragons briefly stop and dance to the beat being played by a group of musicians following closely behind.
A performer takes a brief break and smiles during the procession.
A performer stands on one leg to pose for a photograph.
A performer in a mask follows the dragons in the parade.
The blue and pink dragons walk together step-in-step through the crowd.
A younger performer briefly lifts the costume to smile at one of his peers while processing down the road.
A young performer proudly holds his costume above his head while standing on the shoulders of an assistant.