Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ohm Phanphiroj
Night Hawks

His first book ROUGH STUFF (2004) earned Ohm Phanphiroj international acclaim. The mixture of voyeurism, provocation and sensual intimacy between him and his models had a huge and lasting impact on gay photographic identity. His follow-up work, RARE VIEWS (2006) also took a similar approach and was even more successful. With NIGHTHAWKS Phanphiroj presents himself anew as a sensitive and impartial artist, a portraitist of young self-discovery in a world moving at a tearing pace.
Sexually charged scenes are interspersed with melancholy moments. Nothing is hidden here, which is exactly what the photographer’s fan loves – the captivating honesty of his images. His choice of models is also very special. They defy a uniform classification, whether gay or straight, masculine or girly – in Phanphiroj’s world these types of categories are unimportant. Much more crucial is the atmosphere – partly subliminal, partly aggressive sensuality of the moment.
Photographer Ohm Phanphiroj, originally from Thailand, spends time travelling between the US, Australia and Asia. His art and fashion photography unites his experiences from a wide variety of different fields. The recipient of numerous awards, his works are shown in galleries and museums in the USA, Europe as well as around Asia.

Photobook, hardcover, 96 pages, fullcolor, 19,5 x 26 cm, 7,5 x 10,25 inch