For Saravut, it is often a waiting game. “I have to be patient for the right moment to come. A time nearer to sunrise or sunset - this is when sun will shine the most. I also need to position myself in a way that the camera angle is parallel to the water, so that the fishermen do not cut the horizon.”
Whilst he aims for his shots to be candid, to truly illustrate the fishermen in their day-to-day, Saravut must also work with them by giving them directions, so he can capture more personal shots to encapsulate the details of the scenery. “Exposure time is crucial, it helps light the ground water to create a beautiful shine. This is why my Nikon lens is so important to shooting."
His refreshing look at village life offers a piece of serenity and beauty to be admired. Embracing an age-old professional laced in tradition, the Mekong represents the livelihood of many.
Saravut Whanset started his work in photography with a small group in his village, inspired by both his brothers, whom are both avid photographers. Saravut began to travel around Thailand in order to capture the lifestyle of his people. Policeman by day and photographer when off duty, he is fascinated by moody atmospheres and the impact of lighting.