The "Life on the Chao Phraya River" concept is a photographic project that documents life and the environment surrounding the Chao Phraya river and the interconnecting canals running through the city of Bangkok. These bodies of water are major lines of communication for the transportation of commuters, tourists, and goods. The communities that surround these bodies of water provide spaces for commerce and homes for families.
The genre for this project is documentary street photography. The actual subject is depicting life associated with these water ways and the people who work, play, and raise families along the Chao Phraya and interconnecting canals. Representational artistic involvement was used to create this linguistic-based narrative concept.
The historical influences related to this project are Vivian Maier and Garry Winogrand for their ability to capture people in the places where they live and in a manner that depicts their character.
The artistic closed intent for this project was to record the daily lives of people and the intended outcome is for the viewer to get a sense for what it is like to be on the river without physically being there through reflective thought. The intended audience are people who are interested in Asian cultures, foreign travel, geography, river lifestyle, and history.
The project was photographed using digital medium using a Sony a7ii with a 24-70mm lens. For cohesion, the shots were taken mostly through the 50-70mm focal length range while the Subjects were framed tightly using a sharpened compositional strategy and formatted to a 1x1 aspect ratio in post production.
There were two images that were printed with archival inks on an Epson large format printer at 12 x 12 and 24 x 24 inches.