Interview: Photographer May Wongdeethai (Thailand)
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Tell us something about yourself
I’m May, from Thailand. I started photography a few years ago and haven’t been able to put down the camera since!
How and when did you get into photography?
I had my first photography lesson while I was studying graphic design, probably sounds like a cliché but since then, I knew this is what I love to do.
What does photography mean to you?
To me, photography is an outlet for your creativity.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Honestly I don’t know. Maybe when others look at my pictures, they’ll see it, but I really don’t know how to describe it haha.
Where do you get inspiration from?
That depends. Inspiration comes really randomly for me. I think everything can be an inspiration.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I have an idea, but usually I will see more when I’m on set.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
On the way to becoming a paid professional (hopefully haha).
What has been your most memorable session and why?
My most memorable session…the “How Consumerism Consumed Us” shoot. This shoot was for my fashion photography course, and it was my first time working with a full team. The pictures turned out great but I also made some mistakes during that shoot. It gave me a chance to reflect on how I work and improve myself.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
It really depends! Fashion, magazines, movies, anything can inspire me.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Hmm. Another cliché, but don’t give up. It’s not an easy thing to jump into and you can’t expect to be successful right from the start. Be patient and work hard. Loving what you do will make everything better.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Modellen Land is the kind of magazine that gives opportunities for new artists like me to feature our work, I’m grateful for that.