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eBook Patpong-Bangkok's Twilight Zone: A Photographic Diary download ISBN: 0953743829
Author: Nick Nostitz
Publisher: Westzone Pub Ltd; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (March 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 160
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Category: Art and Photo
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In Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone, German photojournalist Nick Nostitz chronicles that money-driven convergence

In Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone, German photojournalist Nick Nostitz chronicles that money-driven convergence. Nostitz, who worked on the book for seven years, toured Patpong's streets, discos, go-go bars and "blow-job bars," forming close relationships with his subjects male and female prostitutes, transsexuals, junkies, tourists, misfits and expatriates.

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But Nick Nostitz's visual tour de force is far more than just a voyeur's wet dream - it's a portrait of an extraordinary way of life. Because it sees both sides of the story, this book makes a serious contribution to the sexploitation debate.

When I discovered this book some years ago I was surprised not to have heard about it before. This unique and deeply personal photographic diary book (here in Bangkok’s Patpong area) mixes pictures and type-written texts by freelance photographer and writer Nick Nostitz. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in photobooks and photographers that immerse themselves in the darker side of nightlife.

Nikolaus Freiherr von Nostitz(born 1968), known by his professional name Nick Nostitz - a German photographer who is a member of the Silesian Nostitz family. He has lived and worked in Bangkok since 1993.

Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone (2001, ISBN 537438-2-9) by Nick Nostitz is a personal photographic depiction of aspects of the Patpong night life. The 2008 book Ladyboys: The Secret World of Thailand's Third Gender gives an intimate portrait of Thailand's Kathoeys

Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone (2001, ISBN 537438-2-9) by Nick Nostitz is a personal photographic depiction of aspects of the Patpong night life. The 2008 book Ladyboys: The Secret World of Thailand's Third Gender gives an intimate portrait of Thailand's Kathoeys. It is a collection of authentic stories about journeys of self-discovery by those who have struggled with gender identity while trying to maintain normal lives and careers

Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone (2001, by Nick Nostitz is a photographic depiction of aspects of the Patpong night life. The 2008 book Ladyboys: The Secret World of Thailand's Third Gender paints a portrait of Thailand's kathoeys.

Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone (2001, by Nick Nostitz is a photographic depiction of aspects of the Patpong night life. Patpong opera is a collection of songs written by Kevin Wood, manager of Radio City, to tunes of modern rock songs. Together they tell the story of the people in Patpong. Patpong serves as part of the setting in Tom Robbins' book Villa Incognito.

Patpong: Bangkok’s Twilight Zone, Nick’s first book that showcases the slowly disappearing red light district and underworld of the late nighties in Bangkok. Poh Teck Tung Foundation, the volunteer ambulance foundation that Nick photographed. There are a number of different ‘foundations’ serving different parts of Bangkok and this is one of the most well-known.

His books include "Patpong, Bangkok’s twilight zone: a photographic diary" and "Red vs. Yellow (Vol 1: Thailand’s Crisis of. .Photo-journalist Nick Nostitz once again finds himself in the firing line in Bangkok. Yellow (Vol 1: Thailand’s Crisis of Identity & Vol 2: Thailand’s political awakening)". Nick Nostitz 07 February, 2014. A Red Shirt Songkran party and amnesty thoughts. Nick Nostitz 10 April, 2012. View All Articles by this Author.

His first book Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone was published in 2000. While Nostitz photographed the 2003 drug war killings, his deep interest in Thai politics began late in 2005 when Sondhi Limthongkul screened his talk show in Lumpini Park via his ASTV satellite TV channel, which became a platform for opposition to the Thaksin Shinawatra government.

120 color and black-and-white photographs
Comments: (4)
Cha
Superb photography of the seediest side of this great city. Some of the pictures are shocking, some are poignant, some are unforgettable. For those who have spent some time in these dark netherlands, this captures the mood like no common tourist book ever could. These are the parts not shown to the general public but are very real. The prose consists of random thoughts and experiences of several guys who lived a pretty degenerate and desperate life there. There is some wise advice as to how to survive as a "farang" (Western visitor) if one engages in this subculture. It is raunchy, ugly and sometimes beautiful, but an accurate portrayal of how it really is.
Winn
Nick Nostitz in PATPONG: BANGKOK'S TWILIGHT ZONE has written a photo-essay volume that casts some much needed light on a city that paradoxically trumps its myriad sins in a much lighted way but the city itself, its non-sex worker population, and its sustaining ethos and culture needs the very sort of attention that books like this one too often skimp on. The result, therefore, is a re-examination of a city that is probably the most sex-driven in the world. Many of the photos are of good looking Thai prostitutes in mini-skirts, but the cumulative impact grows progessively more saddened and less erotic. The photos are accompanied by small commentaries that shed some minor light as to why these sex trade women peddle themselves. Nostitz indicates that Bangkok had learned that since the end of the second world war its primary coin had to be its women. The corruption of the various regimes since then and the ubiquitousness of rapacious American servicemen and Japanese male tourists fueled the demand for the very women whose salacious pictures form the book. As I took in one picture after another, I could see both the surface allure and the less obvious repellence of the sex trade. Clearly, easy and cheap sex with bar girls, hookers, strippers, and transsexuals are the upside of what a male vistor with liberal spending habits can expect. The downside is the less obvious flirtation with HIV and the general slimy feeling that one gets when one uses money to obtain cheaply what one cannot get more honestly in one's home country. PATPONG: BANKOK'S TWILIGHT ZONE manages to explore both pictorially and verbally the allure that sleaze has for the decent if ignorant male tourist with excessive dollars in his pocket.
Dddasuk
gritty.A show from an insider's point of view of the wild life. Nostitz is a poet of the underworld using film instead of words.
Original
A great look into the dark side of Thailand in gritty detail.