On a superficial level, everything around us seems so ordinary that we don’t bother to pause and take a second look at it. But if you take a closer look and approach it with humour and creativity, you’ll find that what appears to be normal often has a unique story of its own waiting for us to discover and laugh along with it.
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The spiritual offering is a part of traditional in Thailand. A believer will put it on a street corner or in front of a spirit house to offer to a respected spirit or making a votive offering when they are fulfilled. This faith can be represented about the way of their life and financial status. The rich or poor practices the same thing; hope, offer, and wait for a chance from the inexplicable thing.
A photograph is the reflection of photographer; so if I'm a quiet person, my photographs are more quiet. While other photographers approach a crowd to find a beautiful light and shadow, nice emotion of life, or scene of noisy town, I seek the difference way and humour is a thing I found. Elliott Erwitt's work always influences me about this; it likes a newspaper comic, quiet, clever, funny, and ironical. My work is changing a silent thing to be an unexpected story. You may laugh on it and doubt that are being ridiculed in the same time.
Born in Bangkok in 1979. Akkara started shooting in 2008; his works have been influenced by Elliott Erwitt’s dog, and a comedy movie named Pecker.
After getting the Special Mention Award of IPA Street Photography Award 2013, his works have been spreading worldwide such as Miami Street Photography Festival in 2013, Xishuangbana Photo Festival China in 2014, Urban Picnic 2014 UK, ‘A Road to Paris’ an exhibition in Paris, The 2014 EyeEm Festival in Berlin, etc. Also featured in various art and photography websites such as Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), The Humble Arts Foundation (HAF), Top Photography Films, Slideluck, Feature Shoot, etc. Akkara joins 2 collectives, Street Photo Thailand and APF Collective.
Now Akkara works in Bangkok as a software engineer and spends his leisure for photography, as an amateur, with his small compact camera.
- Honorable Mention of the International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2009
- Honorable Mention of The Everyman Photo Contest 2009
- Special Mention Award of the IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013
- Finalist of Miami Street Photography Festival 2013
- Shortlist of the International Street Photography Award 2014
- Finalist of Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition 2014
- Finalist of The 2014 EyeEm Awards
Group Exhibitions & Showcase
- The Commemoration of Prince Naris Day 2009, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
- The Commemoration of Prince Naris Day 2010, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
- 'Bangkok Now!' selected work from in-public's workshop 2013, BACC, Bangkok, Thailand
- 'Unposed Bangkok' (2013), BACC, Bangkok, Thailand
- Miami Street Photography Festival 2013, Art Basel, Miami, United States
- Southeast Asia Photo Showcase in the Xishuangbana Photo Festival 2014, China
- Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition 2014, Saffron Walden, UK
- 'A Road to Paris', Maison de la Chine, Paris, France.
- The 2014 EyeEm Festival, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro
- APF Collective Showcase
- Slideluck in Bangkok 2014, The Space Bangkok, Thailand
- Pounding the Pavement 2015 at Cho Why, Yaowarat, Bangkok
- Wallpaper - On Camera - Street Photo Thailand
- Bangkok Post
- Siamrath Weekly
- Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)
- The Humble Arts Foundation (HAF)
- Art Photo Feature (APF)
- The Heavy Collective
- F-Stop Magazine
- Bangkok 101
- The PasseNger Times ø Photography & Art
- Top Photography Films
- Mango Popsicle
- Feature Shoot
- PH Magazine
- Comendo com os Olhos
- Iranians Today
- APF Collective
- Guest Speaker, Art Photo Feature Street Photography Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand 2014
- Guest Speaker, IPA Street Photography Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand 2014
- Speaker, Leica Street Photography Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand 2014
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