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Dross, debris and da Bone

Photographic study of impermanence reveals a new side to a multi-talented expat whose book on a local reggae band is due out soon

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Canadian photographer Liam Morgan invites us to contemplate the consequences of being forsaken. Rust, dirt, moss, dust, flakes of forgotten concrete, muck-caked walls, floors and ceilings, the extraterrestrial landscape of abandonment; in all, the cadavers of construction, without life and yet only half undead. In his first solo exhibition, "Abandon And Decay", currently on display at Kathmandu Gallery, the Bangkok-based Morgan attempts an exploration into the nature of decay and finds abstract fascination in the discarded and the leftover. You look _ and something compels you to move closer for a better view. 

This centrepiece is made up of pictures from 35mm film found in an abandoned building.

Arriving in Chiang Mai in 2003 as a student, Morgan has lived in Thailand ever since. He's a photographer, film-maker and music-video director who's collaborated with several Thai indie bands. He has also taken pictures for an upcoming book on T-Bone, the leading reggae outfit in the Kingdom.

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