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About Me

I am a freelance photographer based in Berkeley, California (previously Minneapolis, Minnesota).  I have completed a number of projects and exhibitions in Melbourne, Minneapolis, and San Diego. My interest includes abstract, fashion, nude, portrait, and travel photography. Through these work, I use my images to address issues of interplay between modesty and sexuality as well as cultural differences being an Asian photographer.

More recent work: IG @JustinThaiPhoto

Now scheduling in-person shoots in the San Francisco and Berkeley area as well as exploring remote photoshoots (via FaceTime) worldwide. Please DM me if you are interested. Limited TFP available for male models or male/female couples.  Please contact me if you would like me to consider you. Thanks.

I plan to visit the following cities when leisure travels are allowed:

New York, NY - April 2024
Sydney & Melbourne, Australia - April 2024
Dallas, TX - April 2024
New York, NY - June 2024


"Alive!" a special project for The Aliveness Project in Minneapolis.

"Men Like Me" - Group exhibition @ Midsumma Festival - Melbourne, Australia, featuring works from Asian photographers: William Yang (Australia), Michael Shaowansai (Thailand), Koky Saly (Australia), Taguchi Hiroki (Japan), Marcus Mok (Singapore), Tuck Hong (Singapore), Norm Yip (Hong Kong), and Justin Thai (USA).

"I am, I am not" - group exhibition "Modes of Disclosure," curated by Jim Dryden, Howard Oransky, and Dean Otto, at Form & Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

"There is an invisible wall that separates human beings into two worlds; this world and the other world, which is the world of illness.  Once diagnosed and identified, an individual slips across to the other side.  Information, fear, ignorance, power are translated into the "conventions of concealment" noted by Susan Sontag.  Justin Thai's portrait album sets out to challenge our assumptions about what HIV looks like.  He taps into the historical power of the photographic medium as documentation, the belief that photographs do not lie.  The simple, declarative captions "I Am" or " I'm Not" establish a platform of self-interrogration for the viewer.  The strategy works: one can't help trying to guess but there is no way to be right." -- from the Modes of Disclosure brochure.


Art & Sexuality


"Sexual Fantasies" - From Dreams to Reality!
"Asian Male" - The Beauty of Asian Male through the eyes of an Asian photographer.
"Am I?" - a short multi-media presentation of the recent exhibition in Minneapolis.

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"Justin Thai really knows how to bring out the best in his models. I learned so much working with Justin that it changed my life. A lot of my best modeling work has been with him." Read less

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"Justin is a professional and personable photographer with a great eye for color, light, and shadow. He works efficiently and collaboratively and the number and variety of shots we accomplished in the time we'd scheduled was impressive. Good, professional, and respectful communication with both my manager and me in the lead up to the shoot, which is always a plus!" Read less

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"Working with Justin Thai is great -- He has a wonderful studio for shooting in the East Bay, and he is a master of getting the right angle and lighting." Read less

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"Justin made this shoot so simple. He was very friendly and easygoing, and did a nice job at keeping the shoot relaxed." Read less

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"Justin is friendly and professional. His skill with natural lighting really impressed me, and his photos made me look better than I thought I could." Read less

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"Justin was a great photographer to work with. Eager to try different things, and great with instructions. I loved the result of the shoot." Read less

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"Justin did an amazing job! He's got wonderful taste in lighting and I loved the way the photos turned out" Read less

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"“Justin is friendly, open, creative, easy to work with...definitely recommended."" Read less

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"He's very sweet and was very open-minded when it came to taking pictures of me! Would love to work with him again." Read less

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"Justin Thai is an amazing and creative photography. He really embraces his model's personal style and shoots it in the best possible way. Would definitely work with him again." Read less

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"Very cool, professional and comfortable person to work with. I definitely recommmend working with him if you have the opportunity to do so" Read less

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"there's been no photographer who has made my body look better. He was easy to work with and gave WONDERFUL direction." Read less

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"Justin, Thank you for the wonderful shoot. It was great working with you. You made me and my boyfriend fell so comfortable in front of the camera. You kept our mind at ease and it was a fun shoot. I hope we can do more work together in the future. Justin was extremely professional and down to earth. Made connecting with the camera extremely simple. Can't wait to see the photos! Stephen" Read less

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"Getting to work with Justin was a dream for me. He is meticulous is the planning of his shots. It was totally different than any other modeling experience and I learned SO MUCH from that 1.5 hr shoot." Read less

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