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Channy is a professional painter whose skills have made him prolific in the Cambodian contemporary art scene. His art mainly focuses on birds, for which he has a passion, but also on the impact of humans on the environment, inspired by and mixed with religious symbolism and iconography. Despite Channy’s recognition as an artist today, the story of how he became who he is today was not without challenges. Channy’s story follows a personal narrative of loss and recovery, in which knowledge and skills were both their strength and their demise.
A ROCKY START
Channy was born in 1988 in Toolveang, near Battambang, his father’s birth place. His father, Chhoen, who was born in 1960, was a former drummer and singer in the Khmer traditional music ensemble, a family heritage of skills passed down from one generation to the next. He met Channy’s mother, Savi, when she came to wo...
The colors, vibrations, and shades of the sea. The swimmer, drifting in and out of water, endlessly drawn towards this magical, mysterious, and infinite element.
In this story, I explore the visual interactions between water and the human body: the sensuality of wet skin, the abstraction of the body underwater creating new landscapes… this ballet between the swimmer and the sea, ever so mysterious… and the possible, reversible change in consciousness when one dives too deep, sharpening the senses and causing visions, hallucinations.
This project grew out of a long process of revisiting photographs I took one summer when the idea for this story emerged. I first created Songe, then Shades of blue before it dawned on me to blend both series so as to design a fuller narrative. Part of my creative process was to become that swimmer, plunging back into my own sea of images, looking and going deeper, searching for new vision...
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...
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Chit is a barber and a fashion model, who came as a child from Cambodia to Thailand to seek refuge. Aserica had a chance to ask him a few questions...