Rocket Festival - 11x17 inch - $100

Yasothorn, Thailand. June, 1995.

I shot this image, using Kodak Tr-X film, a Nikon FM2 manual camera and a 28mm prime lens, during the annual rocket festival (called "Bun Bang Fai" in Lao) celebrated in Laos and in the Lao speaking parts of Northeast Thailand, often called Isaan. The image was scanned on a Hasselblad Imacon scanner, providing unbelievable tonal range and detail from the original negative, sharp edge to edge. I took this photograph very early in my career, and I keep one hanging over my desk.