Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Takraw in Bangkok

This was a feature I shot a few weeks back for the Singapore Airways inflight magazine on takraw. The sport of sepak takraw combines the precision of volleyball, the disciplined movements of kung fu, and the dazzling aerial kicks of football. Though it looks and scores like volleyball, players are only permitted to use their feet, head, knee and chest to strike the rattan ball and this is what gives the sport its flair. With 3 players on each team, the sport is highly competitive and fast paced with the rattan ball reaching speeds of up to 100km/hr.

And a few other shots I liked that didnt make the spread...