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

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 urban exploration, seeking out and capturing the eerie beauty of abandoned, decaying, or unusual structures and sites around Thailand.

I am available for occasional hired shoots, professional collaborations, project assignments, and graphic design projects. For enquiries please see my contact page.

I also have experience in photogrammetry as I've worked with 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.

Signed prints available here...

I've published a photo book with my favorite images from adventures in urban exploration around abandoned Thailand.

International Press Features

MSN (Sak Yant Tattoo Festival)

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

CNN Style (article)- photo Gallery on CNN Style

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

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

Nine.com.au(Abandoned Beach Mansion)

Daily Mail and MSN(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 Barcroft Media:

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




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