SUBKKULTURE by Tim Russell invites readers on an immersive journey through the vibrant streets of Bangkok captured through the lens of photography. Tim’s introduction sets the scene with a vivid description of his daily encounters, emphasising the multifaceted nature of Bangkok as a city. From bustling markets to serene temples and gritty alleyways, Bangkok unfolds as a heady brew of life, culture, and emotion.

The book is the culmination of Tim’s decade-long exploration of Bangkok, distilled into over 300 carefully curated images. Each photograph serves as a window into Russell’s experience of the city, conveying not just its physical appearance but also the essence of what it feels like to be immersed in its streets. Through his lens, readers can feel the oppressive heat, smell the tantalising aroma of street food, and experience the warmth of human connection as Tim engages with his subjects.

SUBKKULTURE is more than just a collection of photographs; it is a reflection of Russell’s personal journey as a photographer and his deep connection to Bangkok. The images range from moments of beauty to scenes of hardship, capturing the full spectrum of life in the city. Tim’s narrative reveals the challenges and joys of photography, from battling depression to overcoming shyness in order to engage with his subjects.

In essence, SUBKKULTURE is a love letter to Bangkok and its people, celebrating the city’s rich tapestry of culture and humanity. It invites readers to embark on a visual odyssey through the streets of Bangkok, offering a glimpse into the soul of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.


My debut photobook BANGKOK STATION is out now! Published by UK publisher Soi Books, the book brings together the best of seven years of photographing Bangkok’s iconic Hulamphong Station as the sad day of its closure approaches.

With 60 pages and more than 60 photos, as well as a foreword from legendary Bangkok journalist Joe Cummings, BANGKOK STATION is the perfect way to remember this much loved railway station and is now available in Thailand. The cost is 750THB including postage within Thailand.


Available at most branches of Asia Books, as well as SEA Junction (BACC, Bangkok) or Photocafe (Talad Noi, Bangkok).


Please purchase directly from the publisher