Whilst he usually focuses on sun strewn landscapes, the absence of light sparked his latest interest; capturing the Milky Way. Expanding his repertoire, he sees the sky in a whole new light once in the countryside. Patiently waiting, the clouds disperse to unveil a canvas littered in stars. These have quickly become his favourite images, particularly when he shot in ‘Talay Noi’ in the midst of a fresh water lake. “It makes me feel like I am travelling through a galaxy of a million stars.”
Before embarking on these excursions, Phongthorn tries to learn as much as possible ahead of time. Whether it is prepping for the location, route, weather or learning a new technique beforehand, he likes to be well versed in what to expect. It is his diligence in these moments that provides him with solid ground when out on the field.
His biggest challenge will always be the weather, with no way to fight against nature’s will, he is left to work with the best he has on hand. Over the years he has learn to quickly combat any disruptions, they key is all down to experience in the field.