THE ONES TO WATCH
Her – It began with my late cat, Coco who passed through this world to the world of her own.
Her – Whose voices are not represented in a society obsessed with perfection.
Her – Who embraces her flaws regardless of beauty standards imprinted in her upbringing.
Her – She accepts her individuality and does not conform to societal expectations.
Her – The notion of beauty expressed through her story, her fluid body and her vulnerability.
Her – The women I photograph who embodies her natural beauty in her most raw and genuine form.
“Her” in Thai translates to “เธอ/ter” which is a common pronoun used to refer to someone with affection; usually in the way a group of female friends refer to one another, a teacher to a student, or in most cases a man to a woman.
n "HEREFORHER", Pokchat Worasub explores the strength of the female soul that exists within the delicate female body. The series of photogr...
My name is Udommuny Kongkea. But my nickname is Chit. I was born in Kampong Chnang which is a province in Cambodia. It’s like 91 km from Phnom Penh. I am the 6th son of 8 brothers and sisters. When I was 14 years old, my family moved from Cambodia to Thailand.
There I started studying and working with T-shirt screening and then later developed an interest in being a barber. My mom wanted me to become a barber and introduced me to barber school. After going there I realized it interested me too. So I became a barber in the Boycambo Barber shop at a night market in Thailand. Now I am 27 years old and I like to model. My true passions in life are photography, modeling, and cutting hair.
Another part of my story is that I am a refugee from Cambodia and it is not easy living in Thailand due to my refugee status. Many refugees get arrested by the Thai police every single day. In the future I want to live in another count...
XK: Where and what did you study?
BSH: I am Korean. I was a high school graduate and attended sculpture art school.
XK: What is the name of the series you are presenting to Aserica? BSH: There is no title on it. It is a series of observations on light and form.
XK: Why do you shoot black and white?
BSH: There are many reasons why I like black and white. It was simply cool at first. I think that now it shows light and form, and the contents of photograph better. Color photographs are more fascinated by colors and more focused on these colors and not so much their content.
XK: Women seem to be very central in your work. Could you elaborate a little bit on the reason behind this?
BSH: I have been interested in women since I was a child. I have a very deep interest in love and relationships and naturally I have expressed that in my photography. I usually work with my eyes in everyday life ...
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