In a country that is striking and unspoiled, lavished with uncelebrated treasures, the secret appeal was not the land itself that captivated Vichaya Pop’s interest, but the people who fringe the trails of Thailand. His camera has become a vehicle carrying his vision to his audience, instilling rawness and the overlooked beauty of the people gone unnoticed.
It was Vichaya’s first DSLR that ignited his path to becoming a professional photographer. Excitement and the varieties a subject brings forth is what drove his passion in portrait photography. “Wrinkles, grey hair, children getting messy in the mud, and facial expressions just make me tick. Shooting landscape may be fun for many photographers but the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west, however, people are always different. They do different things in different locations and this is why I love to photograph them.”.
He enjoys taking photos of people in their natural environment with clean or blurred backgrounds, using different camera settings and lighting to make his shots look different than seen with naked eyes. Able to time and compose his photos efficiently, we asked Vichaya Pop his methods and techniques in capturing the perfect portrait.