Interview: Photographer Jantira Namwong (Thailand)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My Name is Jantira Namwong and I am a photographer from Thailand
How and when did you get into photography?
I started photographing about 15 years ago. At that time I was doing a lot of architecture and landscape photography, mainly for the travel and leisure industry. During the last 4 years, I have focused on people such as boudoir and fine art portraiture including Asia traditional them from the old days.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography captures a glimpse of the moment, but like any art, it can be made to still tell a story about the past, now and the future. It’s like a time machine.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers
In my boudoir and fine art portrait photography, I want to create art that makes every woman look sexy and beautiful in a sensual way. My mission is to make women feel more confident about themselves
Where do you get inspiration from?
I got into boudoir and fine art portraiture by coincidence. I was reading an article about a woman expressing how sexy and beautiful boudoir photography made her feel. It resonated with me and I started to look for sensual images as far back as the 1920´s and I was very attracted by them. I feel as a female photographer, I have an advantage in that I can easier gain the trust of women and they will feel less stressful when I shoot them.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I want to take my style of photography into the underwater world or why not in a spaceship?
Studio, On location or both?
I prefer to shoot on location
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or paid professional?
I support myself by being a professional photographer. However, I am constantly busy with my personal projects
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I was shooting a session with two models at a small waterfall in the jungles in the province of Chiang Mai in Thailand. The theme and environment were beautiful, but since it is a public area we were a little bit cautious and the stress made us laugh continuously. However, the images turned out amazing.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I shoot with a Canon 5D MarkIII 24-70 2.8 and a Sony A7iii with a 24-70/2.8. I love both!
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
It´s all about passion. If you love what you do and get that kick when you create something, you will success. Obviously, you need to learn about the technical side of things as well as doing business. Do not be afraid of trying new stuff!
What do you think of our magazine?
I find the interviews very interesting magazine and I love to indulge in all the fashion and art photography in your editorials. Thank you for supporting models and photographers and all the inspiration.