泰國神視角攝影師,拍出驚艷台灣美景 | Exploring Taiwan as a photographer

Kan Kankavee在Instagram (IG,社群應用程式)上看到了許多攝影師的優秀作品,因此深受啟發。藉由欣賞他人的作品,我了解到了拍照的樂趣,也自此開始重視攝影這件事。 | Kan Kankavee was inspired after seeing a lot of other photographers’ great work on Instagram. (Courtesy of Kan Kankavee)
Kan Kankavee在Instagram (IG,社群應用程式)上看到了許多攝影師的優秀作品,因此深受啟發。藉由欣賞他人的作品,我了解到了拍照的樂趣,也自此開始重視攝影這件事。 | Kan Kankavee was inspired after seeing a lot of other photographers’ great work on Instagram. (Courtesy of Kan Kankavee)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】為尋求更多攝影的靈感與可能,來自曼谷的攝影師Kan Kankavee最近到訪台灣,旅行世界的他,正為了攝影夢而努力著。

Photographer Kan Kankavee recently visited Taiwan in hopes of photographic success and growth. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Kankavee has traveled internationally to pursue his growing interest in photography. Here are some highlights of a recent email interview conducted with Discover Taiwan magazine.

你當攝影師多久了? | When did you become a photographer?

三年前我開始了攝影生涯,那時我還在波士頓求學。

I started my photography career 3 years ago when I was in Boston.

怎麼會想成為一名攝影師? | What inspired you to become a photographer?

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The Crowded contemporary classic

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我在Instagram (IG,社群應用程式)上看到了許多攝影師的優秀作品,因此深受啟發。藉由欣賞他人的作品,我了解到了拍照的樂趣,也自此開始重視攝影這件事。

I was inspired after seeing a lot of other photographers’ great work on Instagram. Admiring the work of others allowed me to realize the fun in shooting photographs. Afterward, I became more serious about the art of photography itself.

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Living among the countless people.

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你認為攝影師在現代社會中扮演的角色是甚麼? | What is the role of photographers in modern society?

攝影師藉由作品傳達了人生百態。攝影師捕捉了各種重大且珍貴的時刻,他們的作品也可能吸引更多人投入攝影工作,並將攝影的樂趣帶給更多人。

Photographers help reflect what happens in our world. The job of a photographer is to collect the important and precious moments that occur and to inspire others. Photographers also help people just enjoy how lovely photography actually is.

為甚麼選擇來台灣攝影? | What attracted you to come to Taiwan as a photographer?

我在Ig上看過許多台灣攝影師的作品,像是@s.yin.h和@hzy.s,他們的作品實在太傑出了,促使我來台灣拍照。我非常敬重這兩位攝影師,事實上,我在臉書(facebook,社群網站)上也曾向他們致敬,寫道他們是我的靈感來源。

I saw a lot of great Taiwanese photographers from Instagram, including @s.yin.h and @hzy.s. Their photography is exceptional, which lead me to want to shoot in Taiwan. I respect both photographers a lot, and credit them as my inspiration on Facebook (social media website).

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See you at the top.

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你能描述一下來台灣的旅程嗎? 有沒有特別令你印象深刻的部分或是值得一提的事情? | Could you describe your journey to Taiwan? What are some highlights or notable events?

在台灣的旅程大致上都相當棒,我遇見了很多熱衷攝影的Ig名人(Instagrammer),我們一起到台灣各地拍照,像是台北及高雄,度過了愉快的時光。

My journey in Taiwan is great mainly because of the chances I have to meet a lot of Taiwanese Instagramers that are also interested in photography. We have had so much fun shooting in both areas of Taiwan such as Taipei and Kaohsiung.

而台灣人的友善讓我印象最深,身為一名攝影師,我有時必須在街上拍照,這其實常常惹人不悅,但是在台灣,人們總是歡迎我拍照。

One of the most notable things about being a photographer in Taiwan is nice people. As a photographer, my style includes having to photograph in the streets, which often annoys people. However, in Taiwan, people are always welcoming.

身為一名外國人,你對台灣的大眾運輸系統看法如何? | As a foreigner, what is your perspective on Taiwan’s transportation system?

台灣的交通運輸系統要比泰國的要好上太多了,在尖峰時刻卻仍然順暢便捷、沒有甚麼好抱怨的,主要也是因為台灣人知法守法,我想這也是台灣的交通比泰國的好的原因。

Taiwan’s transportation system is better than Thailand’s. I have no complaints about it. In fact, it is marvelous to see how efficient the transportation systems run, especially when many people are rushing to travel. This is partly because the Taiwanese people know the rules and follow the rules, which is also a great reason why transportation in Taiwan is much better than it is in Bangkok.

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Alone in the unexpected winter.

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身為一名外國人,你有發現泰國與台灣之間有趣的文化差異嗎? | As a foreigner, what are some cultural differences between Thailand and Taiwan that you found interesting?

就文化而言,我覺得泰國和台灣反倒是有許多雷同之處,儘管嚴格來說兩地之間仍有些不同,但我並沒有發現特別迥異的地方。

I have a say that Thailand and Taiwan actually have many cultural similarities. Although there may be a few cultural differences deep down between the two countries, there was nothing vastly different that I noticed while in Taiwan.

你覺得你的照片能夠為人帶來甚麼影響? | What kind of influence do you think your photos have on people?

事實上,我在台灣所拍攝的照片並沒有特別新穎的主題,畢竟我不是在地人,短短的一周並不足以走訪許多地方。但我的作品所展現的、這座島嶼的樣貌,和我所採取的拍攝風格,都是我獨有的,也許大家就是喜歡這樣的風格及大量的照片。最重要的是,我喜歡各位能夠喜歡我所呈現的台灣!

I have to say that what I shot in Taiwan is nothing new. Because I am not a local resident, I did not have the chance to explore much in one week. However, I think the style of my photography I used to photograph Taiwan allowed me to build a version of the island that I can call my own. So maybe it is the style and tone of the pictures I shot that made people love photography so much. Above all, I hope people will enjoy another version of Taiwan. ●

By Derek Chan, Douglas Lee and Lilian Lu

 

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Fly through the core of the city.

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Kan Kankavee 1990年出生於泰國曼谷,是一名城市攝影師。2016年在美國波士頓求學時開啟了個人的攝影生涯,起初使用FujifilmXT10,其後升級到同廠的XT2,他的目標是與人分享他觀察世界的視角。 | Kan Kankavee is an urban photographer. Born in 1990, Bangkok, Thailand. Start photography since 2016 during studying in Boston, USA, with XT10 then upgrade to XT2, His goal of photography is to express his visual perspective to the world.

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