About - Dax Ward
at the Oscar Theater, <br />
Makkasan, Ratchathewi  District, Bangkok

I've been photographing abandoned places since 2016 & have documented over 40 locations in Thailand, the US, and South Africa.  I'm fascinated with the history of places that were once important components of local communities, but now lay derelict & forgotten to history.  I take pictures with the intention of cataloging a time, a place, and an economic or social reality.. trying to gain a sense of the tapped-out usefulness of an institution and a peek into it's uncertain future.


~Bio~

Originally from the US, I've been living, working and traveling in Asia since 2003, where I'm a Technology teacher & part-time photographer. Since 2007, I've lived in the culturally vibrant and beautifully chaotic city that is Bangkok, Thailand. The Big Mango provides endless subject matter for photos, with every moment providing something interesting and unique to capture. My heart is in street shooting, but these days I'm heavily involved in the urban exploration genre, seeking out and capturing the eerie beauty of abandoned, decaying, or unusual structures and sites around Thailand.


I am NOT a full-time photographer, however I am experienced as such & am available for jobs  depending on my schedule.  Contact me for enquiries.


I DO NOT share locations.


I have some great experience in photogrammetry as I had the opportunity to work with some awesome game developers (from Blue Hole/PUBG) as a local guide & photographer, using both my DSLR & drone to capture assets to be used in game maps.  Enquiries also welcome.


International Press Features

MSN (Sak Yant Tattoo Festival)

Daily Mail, Mirror UKMixmag, Messy Nessy Chic,  Manify.nl (Dutch) & the Lad Bible (Batman Nightclub)

May 2018 'Abandonia' Exhibition in Bangkok - interview featured in Coconuts Bangkok & features by BK Magazine, Khaosod English, and the Bangkok Post

CNN Style (article)- photo Gallery on CNN Style

Daily Mail and Nine.com.au(Abandoned Gangster Hotels/Brothel)

Nine.com.au (Abandoned Apartments)

The Guardian - ('photo of the day' - Abandoned Dolphin Bay Mansion)

Nine.com.au(Abandoned Beach Mansion)

Daily Mail, The Weather Channel, and MSN(Abandoned Dinosaur Park)

Thepaper.cn (Interview & work profile, in Mandarin Chinese)

Bluewin Italian,Bluewin German, & French (Abandoned Dinosaur Park)

Nine.com.au(Abandoned Prison)

Daily Mail(Abandoned Orphanage)

Daily Mail (the Petch Siam Theater)

Lodown Magazine (print only)

the Mirror UK and the Daily Mail (the abandoned sanatorium)

Unilad (the abandoned art gallery)

Litro Magazine UK (print only, cover feature & photo essay)

Blikk.hu (Train Graveyard)

Bluewin (Swiss German) (Abandoned Fish Shopping Mall)

Bluewin (Swiss French) (Abandoned Grand Ayudhyaha Hotel in Bangkok)
The Daily Express (Haunted Junkyard)

Stuff New Zealand (Abandoned train cars)

Stuff New Zealand(Abandoned Pier-Temple)

Blesk.cz (Abandoned Fish Shopping Mall in Czech)

Coconuts Bangkok

China Daily (Airplane Graveyard)

I also have several other stories available from my syndicators:

Abandoned Antique Junkyard

The Abandoned Dolphin Bay Mansion

The Dugan-Stuart 'gangster hotel'

The Abandoned Fish Mall

The Abandoned Baseball Stadium

The Abandoned I.C.E. Tower

The Bangkok Train Cemetery

The Abandoned Paris Theater in Bangkok




  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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