We had the good fortune of connecting with Wara Pornkulwat and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Wara, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is necessary in my career, especially in career development. As a DP, I was starting out as a camera assistant until I felt I really want to make some changes in my life. To pursue what I really want I took a risk of quitting my job and was getting no job at all as a DP at the beginning. However, it paid off in the end and I’m now going in the way I always wanted.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It wasn’t easy to be a cinematographer, it’s not only you need to know how to light and how to compose the shot, there is a lot more that you need to learn to be a good cinematographer. As I pursued this career, I put everything aside and kept working on myself to perfection this art. However, that wasn’t a pretty balanced in life, but sometimes you need to do that to grow.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The best thing about Bangkok is the food. We have many street foods that taste really good and I’m sure that you guys will love it.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I really want to shoutout to my mentors Matthew Jensen ASC and Prot Promprot for mentoring me. Shoutout to my teachers Suki Medencevic ASC, Jacek Laskus ASC, Anthony Richmond ASC and Mrs. Warapass Rangsiyawath for everything you guys taught me. Also I want to shoutout to my crews and my friends in both countries Thailand and United States whom I couldn’t name them all, thanks for your supporting me!

Website: www.wara-dp.com
Instagram: @wara_dp
Other: www.vimeo.com/warashowreel

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