My name is Paritha Wannawanit, but my nickname is Pang. I am a food photographer living in San Francisco, CA, one of the most food centric cities in the world. I was born and raised in Thailand. Every year, I visit my beloved country and surrounding region. Thailand’s beautiful countryside and vibrant, colorful cities inspired me to become a photographer.
I love shooting fine foods as much as I enjoy eating them. Fine dining and street food both have an equal place in my heart (and tummy), though I must say that I lean toward street food when given a choice. I love to play with color contrasts and am inclined toward a “messy” photographic style. I also run a food blog, 'circahappy'; it’s my corner of the internet where I cook, style, shoot with my own props, and just have fun being creative.
My work has been published in ‘Saveur’ and ‘Wine Enthusiast Magazine,’ as well as a soon to be published cookbook on Thai-American cuisine. My photos also won 3rd place and ‘highly commended’ from ‘Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year’ — the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film, in 2016 from the U.K. Recently, my photo also won “People’s Choice Photography Winner 2017” from the prestigious, U.S. based IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).
Hope to be working with you soon. Until then, have a fantastic day.