HOST COUNTRY – BANGKOK / THAILAND LANGUAGES – ENGLISH
Christian’s impressive experience becomes clear when you start exploring the city with him. He can find beautiful details in the most ordinary of objects all by the way he uses his camera. He also loves to share his technical knowledge to those photographers that want to improve.
“I make a point to look at everything because each object or location says something, regardless of its age or usefulness.!”
What inspires you to do photography?
You might as well ask Michelangelo why he liked to sculpt! It’s very rewarding and it’s different than fine art. In fine art, you’re completely creating something new, while with photography it’s about capturing and organizing the moment.
What would you say to someone considering your experience ?
My experience is anything but a normal walk in Bangkok. With my 10 years of insider knowledge and discoveries you’ll see why this place is so special. It’s finding new things; the joy of the discovery. That can mean capturing moments, meeting interesting new people, or finding cool new shops and locations. There’s never a dull moment!
Tell me about yourself.
I was born in New Zealand, but then eventually travelled the world. I was trained as a programmer, creating visual effects and working on music videos. After getting involved with Bangkok’s Digital Media Festival about 10 years ago, I gave up the computers and got back into photography. I’ve had the privilege of shooting for Conde Nast Traveler, and my own exhibitions with alternative photo printing techniques. It’s been a life filled with discoveries, creations, and just general fun craziness.