Ohm Phanphiroj male art nudesI have been a fan of Ohm Phanphiroj ever since purchasing his 2004 publication titled “Rough Stuff” published by Bruno Gmunder.

The book features images of stunning young men who aren’t at all posed, but rather they are captured in very natural every day moments. What drew me to his work most was how the camera was almost anonymous in the moments it exposed, a guy waking up from sleep, enjoying a cigarette, taking a piss or toweling off after a shower. Things that could be very banal if left for someone less skilled to photograph. But with Ohm Phanphiroj behind the lens, each image has a very tangible, fresh and erotic.

Ohm Phanphiroj began his professional career as an artist and photographer in 1997, while working on a graduate degree in filmmaking with the Oscar award winning producer, Gary Moss. Onhm’s work has generated ever greater interest from galleries, magazines, and private collectors. His most recent work “Underage”, a film and photographic documentary about underage male prostitutes in Thailand has received international recognition.

In 2007 I was thrilled to run across his book called “Night Hawks”, which continued his theme of young men in intimate moments.

Ohm Phanphiroj male nudesAs a photographer myself, these two books have always been my place to find inspiration. I too always strive to create moments that seem as natural and unposed as possible.

I recently visited Ohm Phanphiroj’s site to see what he’s been up to lately, I spent a good hour or so getting up to speed on his recent work. There is so much great work that he’s accomplished during the past decade, including recent works “Unchosen” which is a visual journey into the lives of HIV/AIDS infected children.

One new seried that caught my eye titled “Lightwork Residency” his body of work results from a month long residency at the Lightwork, Syracuse University. I was selected from a pool of artists worldwide to produce a new body of work.

Since his early books are where it all started for me with Ohm Phanphiroj I thought I’d share images from those two books. If you are at all inspired by what you see here I highly recommend you check out his site for further exploration.

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