Saw him on two different days. He was videoing a conversation with the puppet. Wasn’t close enough to hear what they were talking about. Thought I’ve seen Puppet Man somewhere on the net, but couldn’t remember. Searching was useless because of too many results about other men, other puppets and other puppet men.
Was his own director and camerman. Had dialog notes, chose interesting backdrops, positioned himself in relation to the sun, etc.
He ducked being photographed during our first encounter which was on a riverfront walk with no other people around. Second encounter he was oblivious to those around him in a busy square, though he did have a long conversation with a stranger.
Taken in Melaka, Malaysia in the cluster of remaining large building built when the Dutch controlled the town. They had a thing for red paint.