Wherever we walk, we have our paths that we follow. Others that push and pull on where it is, assumed the correct way of experiencing towns we visit—governing the spaces we walk through, and the people want us to have an experience rather than discovery. What these ideas have in common is the map.
Its prime use is to guide us from one place to the next. But imagine if we could turn the map on its head, and make it something that makes no sense apart from to its creator. This is a true measurement of life and existence in space. In Bangkok, a homeless man has done this—everyday he collects recyclables and wanders on Sukhumvit Road and its Soi's (side roads).
Two different artists of the world has taken inspirations from these maps, and created a photographic stream in a response to each other's feeling of how the map works. Nathan Larkin followed the maps of the homeless man; delicately photographing them as to preserve the information they contain and observe the layers of information, while Wuthipol Ujathammarat took the information supplied and mapped out the space in response; exploring the changing scenes of Bangkok as they change.
There is a shared experience between the two photographers; as one is an outsider looking in, and the other an insider rediscovering the city he lives in. These shared experiences make an interesting perspective of the landscape of Bangkok.
Size: A5 148mm x 210mm
Paper (cover): White Card 240gsm
Paper (inner pages): Matte Art 160gsm
Binding: Saddle Stitch, Stapled
Printer: Thai Printing Center, Bangkok
Published in 2018
→ Singapore Art Book Fair, 2018
→ Bangkok Art Book Fair, 2018
→ Taipei Art Book Fair, 2018
→ Seoul Art Book Fair, 2018
→ Archived at Asia Art Archive, HK