PAIN IS MINE
Have you ever listened to a sad song? The author calls the intimate process happening in your mind a “happy gloom.” There is a certain beauty and poetry in sadness that make us recall moments we have never lived. In the mainstream world, we disregard sadness as a negative emotion with unpleasant connotations. For instance, it may lead to stress, depression, and further consequences. However, «Pain is mine» aims to celebrate sadness in its purest form: the one in which it is just melancholy and a nostalgic allure for what never was.
Narut Suvarnbhumi connects his camera to the emotion he is experiencing at that moment. None of the photographs shown here is staged: he shows the ability to press the shutter just at the right time. Feelings that have the power to consume you completely—despite this, you can learn to accept them and find great inspiration in them. Is a photograph loud enough to make you hear it? «Pain is mine» is still an ongoing series that the author plans on developing further, with no end in sight.
Narut Suvarnbhumi is a Thai photographer and engineer based in Bangkok, Thailand. He started taking pictures around four years ago with the desire to share the deep fascination he felt with everything that surrounded him. In more recent times, he found himself shooting less and observing more. He realised there is just as much worth capturing that what you choose to freeze has to be outstanding.
Narut Suvarnbhumi takes pictures to enhance a connection between the photographer’s eye and the viewer’s gaze by mirroring his mood and emotions. He chooses locations full of life and energy to capture the spirit of his country. As he says, “just shoot what you love: don’t take pictures for others.”