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NM: Where are you from and how has it inspired your photography?
DD: I grew up in Birkenhead, a working-class town in North West England. My upbringing, and the people I grew up around have had a massive influence upon my photography. In homage to my youth, a large proportion of my photographs have been shot in and around my hometown, featuring family, friends and locals to the area.
NM: When did you first pick up a camera?
DD: I bought my first camera when I was 17. It was a Holga – a toy camera renowned for its light and colour leaks. Playing around with that camera was my first introduction to the process of using film. It wasn’t until University that I really began experimenting with photography. I was a fashion student, initially, studying at the University of West of England, where we were encouraged to photograph our designs. I instantly realised I much-preferred photographing clothes to making them.<...
NM: Where are you from in India? Where did you grow up in Australia?
AK: I’m from a city called Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. It’s just two hours from Delhi. When I was 8 months old my family moved to Melbourne, where I was raised. Every two years since I was a child my parents took us back to India. Now I go every year.
NM: How and why do you split your time between the two countries?
AK: I like to spend a few months of the year in India, for me it feels like recharging. I get impatient staying in Melbourne too long.
NM: What inspired you to start photography?
AK: It wasn’t photography itself that I fell in love with. I felt a need to explore my heritage and photography was a perfect medium for that. Now I cant imagine doing anything else.
NM: From your ‘Nagar’ series, I see that your main subject are local people. What is it about people inspires you?
AK: There’s always that unexpected...
Born and bred Bangkokonian, Thanakorn Janplang or Arm, is not only a model but a photographer, a recent film and acting graduate and Mozart enthusiast. Arm is focused on the future and is ready to make his wildest dreams come true. Wether it be in film, photography, modelling or acting. He draws inspiration and motivation from his idols; Pea Arak, Odagiri Joe, Ezar Miller, James McCoy and Jessie Eisenberg. Although, he is so focused he stays humble by remembering his past. Like spending time with his good friends and special moments with his family. Arm is dreaming of working in Japan, Iguazu and this fall he will be taking a much desired trip to Argentina. Arm models because he wants to share his creations with the world. He believes that photography is a great way to relay a single theme or message to a large audience....
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