Pipatra Banpabutr

Pipatra Banpabutr (b. 1990) is a Thailand based photographer who is inspired by the sights sounds and smells that surround his on a daily basis. He graduated with a BA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is currently living and working in Bangkok as a graphic designer specializing in print and book design. He is an aspiring filmmaker and hopes that photography will allow his to make a transition into film in the near future. Today we share his ongoing series, Siam So Chic.




Siam So Chic is an on-going exploration into the lives of Thai people, questioning the human condition in an age of never-ending desires and increasing social disparity. Selected from a larger body of work taken in the course of 6 years, this project explores my personal fascination into modern culture, aesthetics, emotions and the day-to-day psychology of Thai people against a backdrop of rife westernisation, political unrest and marketing propagandas.





Photography is an extension of my daily life, a method of keeping track of what I see and feel. It helps me to create conversations with my natural surroundings, whether it is with buildings, people or trees. I would like to get into filmmaking very soon so photography is only an introduction to a larger picture of my imagination. Taking photographs helps me to visualize everything where each image is a different scene full of different characters, normally with music and soundscape that runs in my head. Through this process it helps me to add color and narration into the images I present.










To view more of Pipatra’s work, please visit her website.



What We've Read!

At Aint-Bad we are dedicated to photography and printed matter. From our magazines to our artist monographs, the printed page is what we live for. Each month we will gather books that catch our eyes and build an online library with the hope to inspire and support fellow bookmakers out there.