Have you noticed that our smartphone has become our second brain nowadays? Its external memory and high-res screen has become an extension of us. Thai photographer Benz Thanachart found truth in this phenomena and took a series of amazing street photographs, of people’s facial expressions the moment when they stepped away from their personal space. Check it out!
Thai photographer and filmmaker Benz Thanachart is completing his MFA at the School of Visual Art in New York. He pinpoints the significance of the relationship between the smartphone and people. The personal space occupied in a shared public space, such as public transportation, is minute indeed, so to begin his project he decided to capture the public’s attention by shouting out random words in the public space. Benz Thanachart ‘s camera became the new focus of people eyes, till then glued to their phones. We can’t think of a more apt way to document social phenomena than through a camera.
Take a look at Benz Thanachart Siripatrachai's homepage and Facebook for more of his photography. And you’ll find the random words he shouted at that moment as the title of each photography. For example: “Alligator!”, “Cappuccino!”, Kafka!", and “Broccoli!”
Where is your personal space? It could be your favorite spot in your room, a book you read everyday, or even a memento from your childhood photography. How about sharing your street photography stories shot with your film camera with us on www.lomography.asia!
Information for this article was taken from fotobeginner