Thanin Viriyaki came from Bangkok, Thailand, at a very early age to settle in Texas and become an American. Though in his youth he wished to become a transformer, his strong interest in art eventually led him to pick up a camera. He always had piles of photographs covering his bedroom floor; the family camera became his tool to record inspirations for his drawings and paintings and eventually led him to take up photography for his major at the University of North Texas. Since then he's become an internationally known photographer around people, places, and food.
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