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Janthra Chanphiphat

 Janthra Chanphiphat 2020 BA (Hons) Photography graduate, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

Title of Piece: Distinctive


Sometimes the images that we see in magazines, on social media and what we believe in the world could be deceiving. To be able to live life happily is to be true to who you are.  

This body of work is to celebrate the individualities and personalities of people.  Building on trusting relationships through lengthy conversations with his sitters, Janthra captures their raw expressions and emotions without forcing certain actions or directing them in any way.

The aim of these portraits are not to simply convey a person’s beauty or youth but to revel in honest expressions, and as such, stay true to who they are through the power of trust. 

I am hoping to be able to have my own studio to carry on with celebrating the authentic side of people, use my skills towards having my own business or go into teaching photography.

My Experience:

There are so many favourites experience that I could say about the course but a few of the most memorable ones are:

  • Every staff in the photography course are always very helpful at giving tips, help find ways of improving my work and the skills that may be useful in the real world
  • Most of the course mates are very friendly, supportive of each other, either through stress or help with find resources for research.
  • The staff always find opportunities that may use towards each of the student's future. For example, a few opportunities that I got given was to capture a cover photo for the Prosper Magazine and to take product photographs of an upcoming designer.