There was a lot of nervousness and awkwardness during the interview when photo-grapher Nipon Indraridh recalls his background _ the simple life before he got a break to showcase his first photography exhibition in a top Bangkok gallery. A college dropout, a former air conditioner repairman and a father of two whose obsession with photography made him lose a chance to bond with his first-born daughter during her early years _ Nipon views his art with a mix of humility and passion. His honesty was clear in his words, and the Tak native's accent is clear. His frankness, however, shows even more in the photographs now on show at Kathmandu Photo Gallery.
When gallery owner Manit Sriwanich-poom got a phone call from the ambitious 35-year-old photographer from the North last year, Nipon asked for a chance to exhibit his works.
When Manit saw Nipon's images, he was impressed with the skill. But it was his unconventional perspectives and the guts to take risky shots that convinced Manit to show the work.
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