After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck‘s stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection–ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful people he’s met along his travels. The Thai photographer’s images offer more than just aesthetically pleasing views of nature. They present depth in both the rich landscapes and diverse people within each environment.
Traveling around Thailand and beyond (to China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and India), Chaipuck manages to take a peek into the lives of ordinary villagers in fairly remote areas. Rather than hitting up the most touristy spots, he dives deep into each country’s rich culture to document their realities. Along the way, he’s been able to share images of traditional fishermen who work with birds to catch their prey, local flower vendors that sell their merchandise on worn boats as they drift across lakes, and farmers and foragers who work tirelessly to put food on the table in their modest homes.