One of my favorite pictures from Thailand was found along a back road near Khon Kaen, which is in the heart of Issan and a huge farming community.

I asked this man through gestures if I could photograph him. He nodded. So, I made this picture.

Although he spoke almost no English, he asked, “Digital?” And then, “How I look?”

I showed him and he smiled. They call Thailand The Land of Smiles.