Last night was the opening for Surat Osathanugrah’s exhibition Face – Hand – Back – Foot. Surat is a very wealthy and well-known Thai businessman, but he’s also a talented photographer. Apparently he was more or less forced to take the family business, but always harboured ambitions to become a photographer. Now he’s retired and has time to pursue his true passion.
The exhibition was held at Kathmandu, Bangkok’s only 100% photography gallery, which is owned by Manit Sriwanichpoom, one of the country’s most well-known artists. The gallery is located in a restored Chinese shophouse, and the downstairs showcases Manit’s own work:
and the upper level is where the temporary exhibitions are held:
Incidentally, in about a year from now I’m actually going to have my own exhibition at Kathmandu, but more on that later…