He grew up feeling like he was an observer in the world. In school he was very reserved, really shy and never had a lot of friends. He was curious in the way people behaved and became very conscious of why they acted the way they did. He’d spend his time watching movies and listening to sad songs, songs that he was too young to even understand yet somehow resonated deeply with him. Then later on in high school he started taking pictures of his friends at parties and focused more on his interest in film and fashion photography. In university he specialised in cinematography, which led him to an internship in London when he was 19.
He left the bubble for the first time and saw the world in all its beauty and ugliness. It was then that he began to understand the songs that he listened to as a kid and what they meant, and how it felt to be in love, be betrayed, or when you danced so much that it felt like the world around you was spinning - and that excitement, the rush of being completely unbridled, experiencing things for the first time and living unapologetically, it changed him. He’s fascinated by the human experience and he’d like to believe that he’s living in a fantasy. Thinh is currently living in Sydney, Australia and would like to visit Iceland one day.
Images courtesy of Thinh Dong