Realfeatures provides photography and film services in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok details | cedric@realfeatures.com | +66(0)818 2797 56

Heading Realfeatures is Cedric Arnold.

Based in Asia for over 15 years, he specialises in Portraits, commercial work, travel, documentary, as well as movie stills and short films.

Cedric has photographed royals, actors and politicians in the studio and on location.

He has over 15 years experience organising shoots in the region, with his vast network of highly professional, lighting crews, sound crews, logistics, talents, producers…

He is equally at ease working alone in remote areas or with a team of creatives and a lighting crew, and is a Fluent French, English and Thai speaker.

His short films and personal work are regularly on show in museums.

Commercial clients : Samsung, Canon, Random House, Toyota, Penguin Books, Rotary International, The United Nations, L’Oreal, Sofitel, McCann Erickson,
Lafarge, Cartier, Thai Airways, National Geographic Channel, McAfee.

Editorial Clients : Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, Time Magazine, Geo, Newsweek, Washington Post, Monocle, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveller,
GQ, Marie Claire, Bon Appetit, , Wall Street Journal, Stern, Financial Times, New York Times, IO Donna, Neon, Bloomberg Markets.

For information on Cedric’s personal work, exhibitions and print sales, please click here


Natural History Museum, Los Angeles |‘Tattoos’ Nov 19 2017 – Apr 15 2018

Design Museum | Ghent ‘A Wild Thing’ May 19 2017May 2018

Field Museum | Chicago ‘Tattoo’  Oct 17, 2016 – Sept 4, 2017

Tropen Museum, Amsterdam | ‘Body Art II’,  March 2017 – Dec 2018

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto | ‘Tattoos’ April to Sept 2016

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp | ‘Body Art’ Feb 16 – April 17 2016

Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe | ‘Sacred Realm’  Feb 28, 2016 to March 19, 2017

Olympia, London  |  Art 16 May 19-22, 2016

Grand Palais, Paris | Art Paris March 31st – April 3rd 2016

London Art Fair | Jan 16-20 2016

Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris | ‘Theatre of the Untold’ Nov 6-22nd 2015

Tropen Museum, Amsterdam | ‘Body Art’,  March 20th | August 20th 2015

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris |  ‘Tatoueurs, tatoués’,  May 6th 2014 | Oct 18th 2015

Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris | ‘Yantra: The Sacred ink’   May-Jun 2014

Galerie Olivier Waltman, London Art Fair, Jan 2014

Festival Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris | Nov 2013

Le Magasin de Jouets, Arles | ‘Sacred Ink’  July – Sept 2013

SNAP Photo Festival, Orlando | ‘Sacred Ink’ May 2013

Yangon Photo Festival, Yangon | ‘Yangon Awakening’  Feb 2013

Farmani Gallery, Bangkok  | ‘Sacred Ink’  Nov 2012 – Jan 2013

Brunei Gallery London – SOAS | ‘Sacred Ink, The Tattoo Master’ Oct  Dec 2012

Chulalongkorn University Art Centre  Bangkok | ‘Sacred Ink’  May 2011

“Instants Tannes” at Alliance Francaise de Bangkok | May 2009

“Shadowing Light” at Amantee Gallery, Bangkok | May 2006

“Takraw” Shown to Olympic Committee at Paris’s town hall, L’Hotel de Ville| 2005

“Takraw” Bangkok month of photography II at Gallery F Stop| June 2004

For more information on the ‘Yantra: The Sacred Ink’ exhibition please click here

Publications (selection)

‘Tatoueurs, tatoués’, Musée du Quai Branly / Actes Sud

Geo, France (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)
IO Donna (Yangon Awakening)
Die Nacht (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)
Slate / Behold blog (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)
January Art Magazine (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)
Newsweek International (cover) (Yangon Awakening)
Newsweek Japan / Picture Power (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)
South China Morning Post (Yangon Awakening)
The Sunday Times Magazine / Spectrum (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)

Photoworks (Yantra: The Sacred Ink)


‘Yantra: The Sacred Ink’ , is a documentary short on Thailand’s talismanic tattoo tradition – see it at:

Field Museum | Chicago Oct 17, 2016 – April 30, 2017

Tropen Museum, Amsterdam | March 2017

Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe | Feb 28, 2016 to March 19, 2017

Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario | April to Sept 2016

Past screenings:

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp | Feb 16 – April 17 2016

Tropen Museum, Amsterdam | March 20th – August 20th 2015

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris | May 6th 2014 – Oct 18th 2015

Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris | May-Jun 2014


British Library Collections
SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London



Prix Pictet Global Award – nominated


Awarded Simon Cumbers Media Fund Research Grant

The Black&White Awards
3rd in Photojournalism
3rd in Sport

Asian Geographic Best of Decade Award

IPA nominated
Black&White Award nominated


Cedric has regularly lectured in universities and art centres for over 10 years, setting up workshops
on documentary, portrait, studio and analogue black and white photography.


Galerie Olivier Waltman – Paris