Deep south, very Muslim. In these parts of the country religious and political conflicts are not rare. The Muslim minority (who makes a majority in the South) wants to split from Thailand; hence the presence of fully armed troops in railway stations as well as inside the trains.

I was invited to Chana by Sudiman, a friendly guy met on a train. Riding his scooter together we attract many curious eyes. I am introduced to the family and to a bunch of kids who enter Sudiman’s house without knocking (nobody closes their doors here, everybody is welcome). Apart from my host nobody here speaks English so our communication is limited to gestures and drawings. Drawings, or to be more precise – portraits that I made, made everybody draw closer with Sudiman’s buddies, who show me their own personal technique of making low-relief in mirrors.

To już głębokie południe, w zdecydowanej większości muzułmańskie. W tych rejonach…