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Discover the Beauty of Thailand at Peninsula Hotel Bangkok

Presenting Take Your Seat, Thailand, a captivating display by Canadian father-son photographer duo Randy and Spencer VanDerStarren, showcased at the Peninsula Hotel Bangkok until May 31st.

Launched in 2014, Take Your Seat is a continuous photography endeavor that partners with local communities and friends worldwide.

This local integration enables artists to explore and convey genuine experiences as photographers, adventurers, and storytellers.

Having survived a shark assault, volcanic eruptions, and rampaging bulls, Randy is an Ontario film graduate who has worked with prominent international advertising firms such as Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam, BBDO, and Scali McCabe Sloves.

Randy has received numerous awards for advertising, art, and photojournalism, and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Spencer, his son, obtained a degree in Sustainable International Business from the US and has resided and worked in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Athens, Toronto, and Montréal.

His global outlook on environmental preservation is evident in his photography and digital creations.

United by shared passion and motivation, they chose to travel the world and employ the director’s chair as a symbol of taking control.

Their skillful creations can be discovered in exhibits, airports, embassies, and residences globally. The pair was awarded Photojournalists of the Year in 2022 by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association.

Their Thailand collection is part of the Peninsula Bangkok’s Artist in Residence Programme, which highlights in-house artists every three months, displaying original pieces conceived during their hotel stay.

The exhibition takes viewers on four distinct expeditions deep into Thailand’s regions, revealing awe-inspiring images that showcase the charm of the Land of Smiles and its people.

The exhibit spans from the hotel’s main lobby to its iconic Thai-style boats on the Chao Phraya River bank.

Celebrated DJ, musician, and conservationist Note Panayanggool also composed an ambient soundtrack for the large-scale murals surrounding the garden and interactive studio.

The exhibition is open to the public. For additional details, please call 02-020-2888.