Anucha “Nu” Deeviset won the Peranakan Food Photo Competition, run by the Thai Peranakan Association, and was awarded a trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for his efforts.
Nu was born in Chaiyaphum province but moved to Phuket four years ago to work as a commercial photographer. In his spare time, however, he loves shooting documentary and landscape photos.
“My father opened a photography shop in my home town, and I often had the chance to help my father take photos, so I have been immersed in photography since I was young. Then I decided to study photography at university.”
Photography has made him think about how images look through the lens, he says.
“With my winning photo, I spent quite a long time to prepare everything before I took it. I wanted my photo to show the passing-on of cooking traditions from old to young people. I had the image in my mind, sketched it, and finally I went and took the shot. It is great if people can understand what I want the photo to communicate.”
The Peranakan Food Photo Competition result was announced on Saturday (May 19) and Nu said this prize was his highest achievement.
“I didn’t expect to win this competition, I just wanted to be involved. It is the best prize I have ever been awarded. It makes me want to take more good photos to share with people.”