Hotel Photography in Bangkok, Thailand for AVANI Hotels & Resorts

A recent assignment took me to Bangkok, Thailand to create some breathtaking photographs for the new SEEN Restaurant & Bar on the top floor of AVANI+ Riverside.

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The restaurant and bar were a challenge to shoot as we only had the sunset/twilight time window to capture the light and atmosphere. Then the floor to ceiling glass in the interior dining area was a nightmare for reflections. We had to use some creative shooting and editing techniques to ensure we highlighted the amazing views. It involved sending the whole bar and restaurant into darkness for a couple of minutes.

Besides the interior and exterior spaces we also shot some of the succulent creations of Executive Chef, Alexandre Castaldi and amazing cocktails by Head Mixologist Mochammad Fadli.

I could not visit this amazing hotel without shooting the Instagram famous infinity pool with some of the best views over Bangkok. 

My favorite spot in the hotel? On the 11th floor all the way past the Long Bar is a secluded area overlooking Bangkok and  Chao Phraya River. It is the prefect place to sit down with a good book as the sunlight streams in.

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The perfect place to relax with a good book while basking in the sunshine.

Rising high above the Chao Phraya River, with unrivaled city views, it is the new place to be SEEN.  Designed by M&J London, the rooftop restaurant and lounge can seat up to 185 guests in its indoor and outdoor spaces. The adjoining infinity pool plays host to stylish pool parties.

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Sunrise from the rooftop infinity pool with the best views of Bangkok.

Originating in Sao Paolo, SEEN is the vision of Olivier da Costa, one of Portugal’s most successful chefpreneurs and social scene doyen. Executive Chef Alexandre Castaldi whips up dishes inspired by global cuisine using locally sourced, organic produce.  Award-winning Head Mixologist Mochammad Fadli curates a wide range of cocktails, wines and Champagnes.

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The outdoor seating and bar area at SEEN Restaurant & Bar, Bangkok.

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Indoor dining area of SEEN Restaurant & Bar with amazing views of Bangkok.

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Head Mixologist - Mochammad Fadli

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One of the mouth-watering dishes.

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Magnificent views from the AVANI River View Junior Suite. 

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With views to match from the bathtub.

I strongly recommend Bruce for architectural and product shots

Bruce has an eye for detail, a feel for lighting, a flair for perspectives! An honest and friendly character without attitude who brings pictures to life!
I strongly recommend Bruce for architectural and product shots.

The quality of the images is great

I am really happy with you and your work. The quality of the images is great.

Professional and skillful

‘Professional and skillful’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Bruce. I hired Bruce as a freelance photographer late last year after coming highly recommended and viewing his online portfolio. During this time he updated our photo library with some amazing photos. Above all, I was impressed with Bruce’s ability to capture the best of our locations under different lighting conditions and the attention to detail he has put into the process. And, of course, his easygoing nature and flexibility made the cooperation more fruitful and productive. For any hotel or property that requires high-quality photos, Bruce would be the one I would highly recommend.

Best photographer in the country for commercial photo shooting

Bruce made some photographs of several of the properties I was working for at MAADS, and he did such a great job that we called him back to ask him to work for us! From the time I spent in Cambodia I would definitely recommend him as the best photographer in the country for commercial photo shooting (architecture outdoor/indoor). Amazing lighting, brightness, contrast... nothing to change, everything is ready to use and to impress 😉

Extremely Professional and Talented

Bruce is an extremely professional and talented photographer. Throughout the process of photographing a rooftop bar he was extremely patient and a calm communicator going beyond the scope to photograph other hotel elements during the shoot. The post production process was fast and efficient and were extremely happy with the end result.

Refreshed our OTA profiles

You did a great job regarding PODs, sunrise lights were amazing. These images have refreshed our OTAs profiles. We appreciate your effort and time.

Best Pictures

Bruce did the best pictures we managed to get for our properties!

Timely in both communications as well as processing

I am happy to pass on that recommendation to anyone seeking a talented, professional, and creative photographer in the Kingdom. After struggling to capture our brand-new boutique hotel (Monsoon Bassac Hotel, Phnom Penh) myself, I contacted Bruce via his website. From start to finish, he was an absolute professional- timely in both communications as well as processing, patient with our numerous requests, and able to capture our hotel's difficult angles and lighting in a way that kept things realistic but also showcased their beauty. His photographs are a true representation of what guests will find in our hotel, and we proudly use his photographs on all of our media.
Bruce is able to walk into a room and immediately see potential. He is flexible, and takes your ideas and brand identity into account when creating his images. I could not be prouder to have his photos representing our brand, and I wholeheartedly recommend his services.

Professional results, production and timeline.

In terms of result delivery in making the photographs, include the production and timeline, Bruce is a very professional photographer.

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About The Author

Bruce is an experienced luxury boutique hotel photographer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He specializes in brand imagery for hotels and resorts. Working with high-end hotels and resorts in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Bali, Singapore and Maldives

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