About

I am a self-taught photographer with a passion for candid travel, portraiture and street photography, mainly shooting black and white images, I am constantly being drawn to capture life as it happens before me.

I’m originally from UK but Bangkok has been my home since 2012. I first fell in love with travel, backpacking around the world more than 18 years ago…since then I have been enticed to experience travel more deeply with my camera in hand, by meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and embarking on richer adventures…in recent years travelling extensively through South East Asia and more recently have explored less traveled Bangladesh, Maldives and Bhutan.

While I always had an eye for catching fleeting moments on the road with my small point and shoot camera, it wasn’t until late 2014 that I set out to teach myself the art of candid street photography, in the hustle bustle of Bangkok. Since then I have been hooked on capturing and sharing the feelings my natural candid pictures evoke.

I’m currently working on a long term project in Bangkok and continue to seek out new adventures in the region.

Please feel free to reach out to me about anything from print sales, exhibition opportunities, location information or just a chat about photography!

Thanks for visiting my website, feel free to follow me on social media too at heckels.photography on instagram and facebook

Graeme Heckels

 

AWARDS

2018
o The Siam Photo Contest, International Travel Category, 1st Place

2017
o Sienna International Photography Awards, Finalist
o International Colour Awards, People Category, Honorable Mention
o B&W Spider Awards: People & Portrait Categories, Honorable Mention

2016
o International Photographer of The Year: Travel & Portrait Category, Honorable Mention
o Better Photography Photo of The Year: Travel, Portrait & Sports Categories, Silver & Bronze Medals

2015
o Wanderlust Travel Photo of The Year: People Category, Finalist
o Better Photography Photo of The Year: Travel Category, 2nd Place
o B+W Magazine: People Category, Shortlisted

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2016
o “Start” Ink & Lion Ekamai, Bangkok, Feb – April 2016
o “Start” Drip Gallery, Hua Hin, Nov 2016

 

EQUIPMENT

o Sony A7Rii and A7Riii