Sunday Feature by Sarunvit Borisut
This photo was taken during a trip to Rayong province for my friend’s wedding. On the way back I stop by the sea and decided to take a walk along the beach. It was a strong wind that day and it will going to rain soon. The waves are crashing hard on the shore - loudly… roaring. I’m standing still… looking at the waves insanely crushing… in split second… like an interstellar burst into my mind… I can’t hear any surrounding sound anymore… I feel trapped on this planet… and then I realized… I can not CONTROL.
My name is Sarunvit Borisut (alias K), from Bangkok, Thailand. I’ve got a lot of inspirations from music and films, influences by some of the great film director like Stanley Kubrick, Michael Haneke, David Lynch, Lars Von Trier, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Darren Aronofsky… and a Trip-Hop music like Massive Attack, Portishead, DJ Shadow.
What are your thoughts about mobile photography?
I find it very fun.
Explain your photo and editing style
I love to photograph at any kind of pictures, there is no specific subject but the style I like are mostly dark, emotionally, melancholy, mystery… Something like that. I let my emotion decide how to frame a picture. there is no theory behind it at all. When I edit a photo, I always listen to the music that I like and try to match the mood/tone to that picture.
What are your favorite apps?
#1 Picsay Pro This is my primary image editing app. I love the beauty of this app. It gives high quality output and can adjusting as the way I wants, mostly. My editing are pretty simple, involve with bringing the brightness up/down, adjust temperature, decrease saturation, bring up/down contrast and a little bit soften the image. I normally don’t use presets/filter much.
#2 PicsPlay Pro I love to editing the colour curve with this app for the contrast of hightlight/shadow area, and this app also gives a high quality output.
#3 Pixlr Express Mostly I usually use this app to add some slightly scratch and light-leaks overlay to the image.
Taken with Samsung Galaxy SII, Camera JB+
1. This is the most important step!
Turn the music on ‘Numbness’ by The Verve -at maximum volume.
2. Edit with ‘PicsPlay Pro’ in 2 simple steps
- Apply Black & White - default ‘Low Key’ effect
- Adjust exposure, brightness -50, contrast +30
3. Export to Instagram and publish without filter.