b. 1956, Bangkok, Thailand
Veteran photographer Dow is renowned for his work that stretches across fashion, advertising and experimental photography. ‘Quiet Encounters’ (2016) is a series from his travels around Thailand recording peri-urban landscapes between the towns he was visiting. For Dow, this raw mixture of development blurs the space between urban and rural. In life, ordinary incidents can turn into something stimulating and invigorating. Dow’s photographs bring to attention mundane scenes that we tend to glance without noticing. His journey in search for bliss reveals glimpses of overlapping and obscured boundaries of lifestyles by ordinary folks. Life without having to make judgments based on pretentious values set by others.
Quiet Encounters, 2001-201882 x 120 cm each.
Archival pigment ink print on paper