Fish Portraits Will Convince You That Fish Are Glamorous

Posted by TF Oren
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Think fish are boring pets? Think again.

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich is focusing his artistic lens on fancy fish breeds. Set against solid backgrounds, Angkatavanich's close-up portraits of his scaly subjects are changing the way the world sees pet fish.

Who says a bubble eye goldfish can't have a glamour shot?

Angkatavanich's subjects include various species of goldfish, from the bumpy-skinned Oranda, to the bizarre bubble eye, and betta fish, one of the photographer's favorites.

Betta fish, with their distinctive personalities and unique appearances, are a favorite subject for Angkatavanich.

When it comes to fish art, Angkatavanich is especially fond of bettas because of their unique, fishy swagger and aesthetic appeal.

"I like betta fish because they have their own personality and character...I like the way the fins move- it's just like a woman's dress," he told Popular Photography in a 2014 interview.

This bubbly-skinned Oranda is ready for its close-up.

Whimsical and surreal, this fish art is evidence that some of the world's most common house pets are anything but mundane.

Next time you peer into a fish bowl, just think-- you could be looking at the next Cindy Crawford. Well, the scaled, finned version.

A striking betta on black.

Want to see more of Angkatavanich's fancy fish portraits? Check them out 500px and Facebook.

All photos by Visarute Angkatavanich 

Fish Portraits Will Convince You That Fish Are Glamorous