I went to China, especially Xian, once or twice a year to take photograph for Shenzhen Shenkong. This is one of their project, Chang An Metropolitan Mall, right next to the ancient city wall.
This post is the updates on projects being published on the web. In case anybody would like to know more information, these projects were published on archdaily, dezeen and Contemporist. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE SALA Phuket “Zense” Restaurant Sunone Building DBALP Alila, Cha-am* on archdaily and contemporist OFFICE AT Bangkok University Admission and Information Center Bangkok University International College and Art Gallery Supermachine Studio Autostella on archdaily and dezeen WYNE sale office Remark * The photos on the web are not […]
Categories: Architecture, Photography, Publication • Tags: Architecture, Bangkok, Cha-am, DBALP, Department Of Architecture, Digital, Film, Gallery, Hotel, Office, OFFICE AT, Phuket, Resort, Restaurant, Showroom, Supermachine
Today, I’m asked to send high resolution files of this project to the printer in China, so it’s a good chance to put them out here too. I took some of these shots with Fuji Quickload Provia 4×5. So sad that I can’t use it anymore.
This is Johnny Walker Showroom in Vietnam designed by Orbit Design Studio. The mixture of material, texture, color and light that’s very photogenic.
I have been to Xian once or twice a year for the last 6 years. Xian is changing rapidly from a normal, somewhat dusty, town to a modern city with new buildings all around. This is one of those, Chang-An Metropolitan, a luxury shopping mall and living complex near the ancient city’s west gate. This project was designed and built by Shenzhen Shenkong, a design and construction company based in Shenzhen.
The DEPARTMENT of ARCHITECTURE designed this office building (“Sun One”) in Bangkok. This is my latest shooting project; it is the same project I posted the instant films of earlier. I used film for the main shots and digital for details. I like the visual effect I got from the building facade. For the interior design, the project is experimenting with a new material, a yellow transparency sheet that is normally used in factories, to make the ‘industrial look’ more interesting. […]
This is the project I did with my friend, Jack Pitupong Chaowakul from Supermachine. Back during the economic crisis in Thailand in 1997, many construction sites simply just didn’t have enough funding to go on anymore. More than 10 years later, those buildings are still standing there as they were, abandoned and dirty. Today some of those are finished, some are not.
This is Alila, Cha-am, Thailand. I shot this project for DBALP. Because it had been photographed by many photographers by the day I went there, I tried to find some different angles from the others.
This is Workpoint Entertainment, one of the biggest entertainment companies in Thailand, designed by Mr. Sutit Wangrungarun from Form Architect. I shot the place for the book about this project, a+A, published by the Faculty of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Alumni. This book is the first issue designed by Athichoke Pimviriyakul, Void Publication. I used film for the first two shots below, the rest was taken with a digital camera.
Categories: Architecture, Exterior, Interior, Photography, Publication • Tags: a+A, Architecture, Bangkok, Commercial & Office Space, Digital, Exterior, Film, Form Architect, Interior, Office, Thailand, TV Production Studio
I like this project. This is The Bodhi, a wellness center in Bangkok, designed by Orbit Design Studio. The lighting, material and graphic elements are blended together nicely. I had a happy time finding angles there all day. I remember I went there twice because the weather was bad on the first day. And one day I might have to go there for their chiropractic therapy service.
This is a house in Hua Hin designed by Architects 49, which has already been published in many magazines. Hua Hin is a place where well- design vacation houses are located. This house has many interesting design features. I love its look and the tree setting in front of the house. For me, the design of this house is quite different from the normal Architects 49 style.
I took theses shots for ELLE Decoration Thailand’s main feature column about 4-5 years ago. I made the shooting concept with a home stylist, Asaya Takatkul. Normally we start by choosing a style we want, finding the location (interior, exterior), finding the design objects, setting up the scene, and then shooting – like when we usually do for interior design. For this one, however, we did it differently. We collected the objects we liked, put them together in front of […]
I found this negative in my old archive folder. It’s my early work from a long time ago. I worked for art4d magazine under Skyline Studio back then. I took this shot for the ‘Bangkok On The Move’ art festival. I just experimented by setting up my camera in the car, driving around Bangkok’s roads, and snapping along the way – it was fun! I used Kodak EPP. It’s transparent film. I cross processed it to negative film and intended […]
This is a house in Bangkok designed by DBALP. Taking nice photos here is really not hard but taking photos to be as good as the real place is really not easy. Capturing the feeling of enclosed space from multi-level deck, citadel-like wall and super cantilevered mass is the hard part. Distance and eye level must be right. Lucky for me that this place has enough space around to stand. I took more time setting up the camera than before […]
Can’t wait for digital scan. These are polaroid tests, actually it’s Fuji instant film, of Sun One office building. I feel excite when I saw film than when I was shooting. I will upload all the real shots later. By the way, film and instant film are hard to find here in Thailand, harder and harder. We have to order directly from Fuji Thailand with minimum order which is not mini amount for me, and it takes 3 months to […]
I took these shots in Ko Samui, Bangkok and Xi-an. Looking up always give me an interesting shot. Angle that people usually don’t look at.
Looking down for me is so hard… to set up my giant camera but the result usually worth it. The big problem is I can not avoid my tripod legs. Lately I just don’t care and touch it away in digital.
This is the Tang Chao Club, the VIP club in Xi-an, where I shot the interior design for my client. The interior lighting is not a flush light as usual. It’s a dot and lining light. The wall around is all glass and reflective material. Using flash or additional light would ruin all the atmosphere. So I just click and wait, 30 minutes per shots at f32.