As a fan of cabaret, I had come to Thailand knowing of the entertainment I could find there. And though the Bangkok Cabaret was rich in performances and vivid production value, it was the Chiang Mai Cabaret that embodied the raw spirit I had hoped to find.
A year later, the costumes, the performers, the music and the hosts had inspired me to make a return and request this photo session.
These photos represent a portion of that session.
Special thanks to the Chiang Mai Cabaret at Anusarn Night Market.
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