Born in Seoul, Korea. Currently lives and works between Seoul and New York.
I believe it was my second trip back to Thailand, sometime around 2014 when I first took pictures of what I saw and felt. Although it was hot and humid, I really felt home this time around. There was something magical about this place. I never intended to make a body of work from my trips. It all came quite naturally. I just loved being out and about. I had no plans to photograph anything. Every trip was simply a vacation. Sometimes it was two weeks – sometimes it was two months.
When I look back at these pictures, it was the people, the places and the light that made such a great impression on me. Perhaps I wanted to see how I reacted to new things in new surroundings. By looking back at these pictures, I realize what I was seeing and thinking. It is little difficult for me to say what these photographs are about. I do not want to categorize them either. Being out there was my calling. Making photographs was only secondary but followed naturally. – Sungjin Park
Sungjin Park graduated from Pratt Institute, New York, majoring in Painting and Photography. He has been a part of A+C festival 05 and also recently awarded a first prize at the Photographic Center Northwest competition juried by Charotte Cotton. The featured photos are all from his book ‘Southern Breeze’ documenting his multiple vacation trips to Thailand.