Living Spectrum is an exhibition of the collective work of Bryce Watanasoponwong and Noppodal Maitreechit, two Thailand-based award-winning photographers who capture everyday life on the streets.
Through their respective approaches, Bryce and Noppodal explore worlds most people simply pass by without ever noticing; worlds of daily lives and situations, upon closer inspection, open into stories of experience and perspective. The use of colour is central to both artists and is used as a metaphor for emotion and helping us to understand the human condition that ultimately links us all.
“When I go out on the streets with my camera, my aim is to capture fleeting moments of beauty, quirkiness, mystery and humour. Deep, saturated, vibrant colours, natural light, neon light and interesting patterns and textures are elements of my work. My work in this series focuses on the abstract and that appeals to me. To look at an image and not fully understanding what it is you’re looking at opens the mind to new possibilities and ways of seeing things,” says Bryce.
Noppadol, on the other hand, focuses on more literal portraiture, vignettes that capture the moment. He focuses on his much-loved neighbourhood of Chumphon, Thailand where he shows the daily life of its locals as they straddle the traditions of Thailand with the modernity of the West.
“I hope when people look at my images in this series, it will be like watching a movie showcasing local life seen through the eyes of my lens. They will understand the love I have for my culture with all its vanities and foibles and dignity. My hope is to show a unique play of colour that represents an emotional context for each image...along with affection and humour,” says Noppadol.
Photos in this series were captured throughout South East Asia and Ukraine.