My Leica Adventure

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to use the amazing Leica M Monochrom camera. It was attached with a Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH. The big ups for the people from Leica Store Malaysia who believed in my work.

The Leica M Monochrom more than satisfies the expectations of discerning users with a raw data histogram for the precise control of tonal values. Apart from that, the dynamic range of the B&W pictures it produces is simply outstanding. The other aspect that I really loved is the Auto Mode for the shutter control makes it really easy to shoot on the streets.

I was in Chiangmai, Thailand with the World Vision group.The World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Mae Saeriang was a chance for me to test the camera’s ability to shoot in various conditions. I literally brought the camera to the highlands and by the rivers and it did not fail me. I visited two villages. Here are the pictures from the trip:

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Baan Pla Kluai Vil

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Baan Pla Kluai Vil

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Baan Pla Kluai Vil

That is all the pictures that I have posted on this post. If you want to check more of my work please click HERE .

Once again I wanna to thank Mursi from Leica Store Malaysia for the amazing camera. It really proves a point to me, which is you can bring such an amazing camera to the remotest part of the earth and yet it will still deliver results. The camera’s high ISO settings was splendid which made get some awesome shots.

~Later Days~

Splashing Weekend

Last Saturday was indeed an awesome time for me. Together with the kids from Everyone Has Hope project we went to the Jungle Lodge Alang Sedayu near Gombak. The kids were joined with other Burmese children around KL. It was an amazing time hanging out with them.

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

~Later Days

URBANSCAPES 2012

Happy new year to all, yes I know it is a bit late to wish everyone but it has been crazy busy for me since the year started. There will be loads of updates coming along your way. Please do check out my site. Anyway last year I was given the opportunity to shoot a portrait series at Urbanscapes. This event saw big names in music both local and internationally. Here are some of the portraits I shot for The Spacemen during the festival :

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

URBANSCAPES 2012 - Portrait Project

To see the whole set from the series click HERE

~Later Days~

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Yes that is right, a couple of weeks ago, the one and only Ryan Higa a.k.a Niga Higa was in town. This crazy and fun fellow is from USA and is a well known YouTuber on the planet.

Here is an excerpt of his description from Wikipedia :

Nigahiga is the YouTube channel of American internet personality Ryan Higa. Since relocating to Las Vegas to study filmmaking at UNLV, Higa’s videos are either solo efforts or videos with other people such as KevJumba. They are known for their YouTube comedy videos, which have been viewed over 1.2 billion times. As of September 2012, Higa’s YouTube channel, Nigahiga, has over 5.6 million subscribers. According to Higa, his channel name is a combination of “Niga”, which means “rant” in Japanese, and his last name, “Higa”.

The event happened in the Bentley Auditorium, here are some pictures from the night. The evening started witg performance by Darren Ashley,upcoming singer/songwriter. There were also local YouTubers such as Joseph Germani and hosted by Hitz FM Dj/ JinnyboyTV , Jin Lim. Here you go for pics :

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

Ryan Higa : Live in KL

The event was organized by the amazing people of SoulManna Live

Singapore Weekend

Yes, it has been like ages since I updated my blog. Loads of things has been happening and hence the delay on the updates. Well, I will for sure post more pictures and events that I have been shooting soon. But for now is pictures from my recent trip down south to Singapore. It was a chilled out weekend of hanging out with friends, loads of food and drinks.

Anyway here are some pictures from the trip :

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

~Later Days

Portraits and Lanterns

Well last week was Earth Hour, I was with some friends at PUblika KL. We went to have some drinks and as we were walking around we noticed that it was Earth Hour. They were some bands performing at the outdoor stage and also lanterns being released. I took some portraits and the lanterns that was released on that day. Here are some of the pics :

Earth Hour Celebration

Earth Hour Celebration

Earth Hour Celebration

Earth Hour Celebration

Earth Hour Celebration

Earth Hour Celebration

Well that is all for now, more to come

~later days~

My Kuala Lumpur

Last weekend, a bunch of friends decided to meet up and walk around KL streets to get some pictures. It has been a long while since the KL Flickr meet up has happened. A few of us came and we went for a short photo walk. Here are some pics from that day :

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

I will always love Kuala Lumpur, many say that there is nothing in the city to shoot but I always have new things to take pictures of when I am there. Kuala Lumpur is just perfect to me….

~Later Days~

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

These past few months, KL has been privileged to have many talented people especially, YouTube sensations. Last year KL saw the appearance of AJ Rafael, Clara C and the Jayeselee twins.

Early this month, I was so happy to meet another person, she is one the earliest singer songwriters that I have been following on YouTube. It is non other, the amazing and talented Kina Grannis. According to Wiki :

“Kina Kasuya Grannis (born August 4, 1985) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from California. She is half Japanese and half English, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch and German. In 2006, Grannis recorded and self-released two more albums, One More in the Attic and In Memory of the Singing Bridge. In early 2007, she recorded “Ours to Keep” written by Rachael Lawrence and Deborah Ellen. This song would be featured regularly on General Hospital and was in an episode of the ABC Family’s mini-series Samurai Girl in September 2008.

On November 14, 2007, she created her YouTube account and began posting videos of her songs online. Her first video, “Message From Your Heart,” was entered into Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. The contest, which she won, landed her a contract with Interscope Records. Her YouTube videos have received more than 77 million views and have propelled her to become one of YouTube’s most popular personalities “

Some of her well known hits are “Valentine”, “In Your Arms”, “The Way You Are” and many amazing covers by artists. She was even featured on the Ellen show for her video that featured Jelly Beans.

Anyway here are some of the shots I took of her when she was performing live at Wisma Bentley auditorium.

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina & Moi

I am also very thankful to Soulmanna Live for giving me the opportunity to be the official photographer for this concert.

~Later Days~

Guangzhou, China

Early this month I had the chance to visit China, not one of the main cities but Guangzhou which is the capital of Guangdong. it is also known historically as Canton or Kwangchow,is the capital and largest city of the GuangDong province. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and southern China’s largest city. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12.78 million.

The reason for me being here is due to my office advertising department had their team building seminar here. Since its a foreign land, I always never fail to explore the city and take pictures. Guangzhou is also bustling city that is constantly growing. The Pearl River is one main gateways for import and export trading happens between China and the world. One of the sights we visited was the Four Ram statue, shopping/ pedestrian street which are shopping havens. Anyway here are some shots I took there :

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

For more pictures from the set, click HERE

~Later Days~