Young Buddhist monks posing in the background of the poster on the street of Pattaya.  
Young Buddhist monks posing in the background of the poster on the street of Pattaya.

La petite mort

„La petite mort” is a story about Pattaya. A town, which was still a small fishing village 30 years ago, is now a global sex-tourism capital and main travel destination for many Western men. There, they long to re-discover their youth as well as a bit of intimacy, love and sex.

 

Filip Skrońc, however, does not want to show only brothels, pimps, prostitutes and their clients. On displayed polaroid’s he seeks to capture the sensitive side of this Thai neighborhood.

 

The title is a reference made by one of the heroes in this reportage. Twenty-six years old Bob asked the author whether he knows how French call orgasm, after which he immediately provides the answer: „La petite mort. It means a little death”.

Retired doctor on the street of Pattaya.  
Retired doctor on the street of Pattaya.
Retired doctor on the street of Pattaya.  
Retired doctor on the street of Pattaya.
in Pattaya  
in Pattaya
Strip club ad in Pattaya.  
Strip club ad in Pattaya.
Guy standing in front of the strip club in Pattaya.  
Guy standing in front of the strip club in Pattaya.
Prostitute on the street of Pattaya.  
Prostitute on the street of Pattaya.
The man with tatoo sleeping in street of Pattaya.  
The man with tatoo sleeping in street of Pattaya.
Statues in front of the strip club in Pattaya.  
Statues in front of the strip club in Pattaya.
Prostitute and her client riding a scooter through the streets of Pattaya.  
Prostitute and her client riding a scooter through the streets of Pattaya.
Girl in a bar in Pattaya.  
Girl in a bar in Pattaya.
Neon on the main road in Pattaya.  
Neon on the main road in Pattaya.
Ladyboy on the street of Pattaya.  
Ladyboy on the street of Pattaya.
Inscription on the strip club's wall in Pattaya.  
Inscription on the strip club's wall in Pattaya.
Couple on a street in Pattaya.  
Couple on a street in Pattaya.
found footage
06' 44 (2012)
Young Buddhist monks posing in the background of the poster on the street of Pattaya.
Retired doctor on the street of Pattaya.
Retired doctor on the street of Pattaya.
in Pattaya
Strip club ad in Pattaya.
Guy standing in front of the strip club in Pattaya.
Prostitute on the street of Pattaya.
The man with tatoo sleeping in street of Pattaya.
Statues in front of the strip club in Pattaya.
Prostitute and her client riding a scooter through the streets of Pattaya.
Girl in a bar in Pattaya.
Neon on the main road in Pattaya.
Ladyboy on the street of Pattaya.
Inscription on the strip club's wall in Pattaya.
Couple on a street in Pattaya.