Room no.2 examines the interiors of the homes of Khlong Toey – taking a straightforward and unsentimental approach. The collection excludes the home’s inhabitants, leaving the viewer with only the objects, personal effects, and the environments, to get a sense of the lifestyle and socioeconomic status of individuals living in these homes.  These images have been developed with an overexposed monochromatic finish, contrasting with the colour-saturated photography that is often used when capturing communities in developing nations.

Sunset on Unnamed Lanes presents the network of lanes that connect the houses captured in Room no.2. These pathways naturally developed over the many decades since the community was established, without the intervention of structured urban planning. They remain uncharted on popular way-finding applications such as Google Maps. 

These photographs also act as an archive of the community, ensuring the memory of these marginalised inhabitants, their homes, and their identities are not erased or forgotten. The work aims to raise awareness of similar communities faces the ever-increasing pressures of displacement by economic and commercial forces.

Room no.2 and Sunset on Unnamed Lanes (2020) is an extension of Dream Property (2014-ongoing) and part of the Sunset series (2018-ongoing).

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