This post highlights our second photo shoot in Bagan, Myanmar, with the international award-winning photographer Maung Maung Bagan. (The first photo shoot is described at Bagan Photo Shoot 1: I need a map.)
As we exited the car at our first location, young monk in tow, Maung Maung collected another model: an 80-year-old firewood salesman. As we were told several times, people in Myanmar want to remain active and useful for as long as they can and modeling jobs are quite welcome.
Our model was willing to walk and model as directed by Maung Maung. We couldn’t figure out whether he was a regular model for Maung Maung or just a quick study. A very cheerful fellow, it wasn’t easy to capture his image without his smile.
However, when we paid him at the end of his gig, he could not contain his happiness. (That’s Maung Maung Bagan in the left side of the picture.)