New Mandala readers who have come to know Nick Nostitz through his blog posts (such as this classic), his photographs (like some of these graphic ones) and his books will want to check out a recent profile and interview by Matichon. It is all in Thai.

The interview covers Nick’s career as a photo-journalist in Thailand, accusations that he is a “red shirt” and thoughts about some of the distressing events he has witnessed. It also includes final reflections on Thai political culture after his almost twenty years in the kingdom.

Nick also speaks about his hopes for the future, and his plans to move, at least for a while, back home to Germany. Nick is a tremendous contributor to collective understanding of contemporary Thailand. His photographic work is, in key respects, without peer. When he leaves Thailand he will definitely be missed.