Flare is a club in Hilton Pattaya. I took some shots at night to capture the mood, the dark and sparkling space. Some shots were taken in the evening when there was some natural light to capture material detail. Designed by DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE Related posts Pattaya Wave (I) Pattaya Wave (II) Welcome Pattaya Wave (III) Drift Pattaya Wave (IV) Flare Pattaya Wave (V) Edge Pattaya Wave (VI) Detail
These are 5 states of light in the evening I very get used to when I took all architectural shots. I would like to make some conclusion, here it is; State I : Last ray of sunlight The sunlight for exterior shot is normally great after 3 pm. At 4.30 pm, sunlight is a lot warmer and it usually ends at around 5.30 pm. The photo shot in this period has clear shadow from sunlight. State II : The cool […]
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.
Lately, I love to stitch images together. I use a digital camera more often nowadays as life was harder using film. However, I never feel as fulfilled with any digital equipment, in terms of the framing, as with my ancient Sinar f2; this is because I can shift, raise, tilt, or all of the above, to make the frame I want with this kind of large format camera. With digital, using a tilt-shift len plus stitching is the best solution […]
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 […]
I took these shots from late afternoon to early evening to captured the sunset. I intended to have the sun reflect on the facade. Each moment give different mood and tone.
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 […]
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.
The important thing for me when I take architectural shot is capturing the real experiences real people percept. Things that sometime designer doesn’t intend to make it. Things that happen, sometime only happen just a second.
This is the Apple shop in thailand – iStudio Central World, the biggest Apple shop in asia, designed by Whitespace. Shooting interior shots lately, I prefer digital camera. Because fixing the interior color from different light sources for film shooting is a big pain sometimes. RAW file format provides photographer a lot more convenience to take full control of final images. The harder thing is how great your art direction is, instead. Tidiness is beauty. Because still image is not […]
Someone asked me about my equipments, here it is. It’s like a part of myself for a long time. It’s the ancient Sinar f2, the 4×5 large format camera. Since digital aged change the way we capture images, I realized that I am such a rare breed now in this time taking photo with this camera – with film. I don’t have many photos of it. So, it’s time to give it a chance to show off. It’s on site, […]