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

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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~

Of Holidays in Kelantan to A Rocker Chick !

Holla people, yes it’s been a few weeks since I last blogged and I am so used to start my postings in this same exact manner. But at times it’s kinda OK to just relax and take your time to write about things that happened in your life. Well, I was in the east coast side of Malaysia last week.

The state of Kelantan is where girlfriend grew up in, so I decided to make a trip to see the place and also to see her family as well. Kelantan is just full of colors and lots of interesting sights and sounds that one can experience when you are there. I had a lot of things to photography and one of the cool things I saw was the art of Keris making.

The Keris is a traditional weapon used by the Malays for hundreds of years. So when I visited the Kelatan craft centre, there was a Keris maker and I was privileged to take some shots of him and do a short photo story on him. Here are some pictures from the set :

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For more pictures from the set, click HERE

I will posting more pictures from my Kelantan trip on my blog as well. Besides the trip to Kelantan early this month, my best buds Lam and Terry performed with EVE of the band EVE at this place in Sri Hartamas. So, managed to get some nice shots for this peeps. Check the pictures out :

The BAND !

The BAND !

Eve & Moi !

Eve & Moi !

Terry doing his THANG !

Terry doing his THANG !

Darren who also fronts An Honest Mistake and part of Army of Three

Darren who also fronts An Honest Mistake and part of Army of Three

David the Drummer who also is part of Scene at the Movies

David the Drummer who also is part of "Scene at the Movies"

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From more pictures from this set, click HERE and also do add them on their Facebook page and check our for more updates from their band, click HERE.

Well, thats is all for the updates for now, check out for more things and pictures soon…till then…

~Later Days~

Steve McCurry in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Yup that is right, the man himself was here in Kuala Lumpur and indeed it was a good experience of him sharing his thoughts on photography and challenges he faced till now as a photographer.

A small write up on McCurry from Wikipedia states this :

McCurry began studying film history cinematography and filmmaking at Penn State in 1968, but ended up getting a degree in theater arts and graduating cum laude in 1974. He became very interested in photography when he started taking pictures for the Penn State newspaper called The Daily Collegian.

His photojournalism career began with his coverage of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. McCurry disguised himself in native dress and hid his film by sewing it into his clothes. His images were among the first of the conflict and were widely published. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad.

McCurry’s most recognized photo is that of “Afghan Girl,” a previously unidentified Afghan refugee. The image itself was named as “the most recognized photograph” in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on the June 1985 issue. The photo has also been widely used on Amnesty International brochures, posters, and calendars. The identity of the “Afghan Girl” remained unknown for over 15 years until McCurry and a National Geographic team located the woman, Sharbat Gula, in 2002.

When I asked him on the topic of culture and how he perceives culture, he said that photography has always been a way of him trying to show the world of the things that he adore and wants others to experience from his travels. The human emotions are the main gist of his photography usually and he adds by saying that he usually carries up to 5 lenses but only sticks with a 24mm wide angle lens for all the pictures that he take.

Thus, seeing this man really inspired me and to listen from him on photography. And he is also one of the renowned photographers who is attached with Magnum Photos and this agency was started by the best in the world, people like Robert Capa and Henri Cartier Bresson also to greats like David Seymour.

So, people who dont know about him and his pictures, please do check out his pictrues at his website. Besides here are the two out of 6 pictures that I took of him during the talk at the Annexe Gallery:

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry

Well, thats all for now and I cant wait for the weekend as I need to shoot for the 24 Hour KL project !

~Later Days~

After a Long time….

Yes, it has been a while once again, so many things has been happening since I came back from Jakarta since my last post. I have been shooting less and its killing me….anyway these are the few things that has been happening in my world of photography. I shot my friend’s engagement at Parit Buntar and it was a good time shooting there :

Nagen & Parimala

Nagen & Parimala

Nagen & Parimala

Nagen & Parimala

Nagen & Parimala

Nagen & Parimala

And then my friend Mursi was privileged to go to the Naza Italia showroom and he took pictures of the Ferrari’s that were there and this picture I asked him and I edited them :

Ferrari Scuderia

Ferrari Scuderia

Ferrari Scuderia

Ferrari Scuderia

Next up are pictures I took of my girlfriend when we visited KLPAC last week and these are the one of the best shots I have taken of her…:

Eliza

Eliza

Eliza

Eliza

Eliza

Eliza

Eliza

Eliza

And finally it was an awesome sight as I was this goats grazing plants as I was on the way back home and I used my camera phone to take the pictures and this how it looks :

Kambing Jalanan !

Kambing Jalanan !

~Later Days ~

Of Java Jazz Fest Festival 2009 and updates !

Oh my god, its been a while….Yes, finally I had some time after all the roadshows and events that has been happening at my workplace, I wonder at times what are the reason behind the road shows anyway but yet I am working just enough to milk the cash and finding for better offers that comes along the way.

Anyway after the pictures from the previous post that showcases some pictures of my old film picture, I was there for the Java Jazz Festival 09 (JJF) and the pictures I took from the shows turned out pretty OK but as I said I was there to enjoy the music and it was indeed an awesome time to shoot pictures for the show…Here are some of them :

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

Glenn Fredly

Glenn Fredly

Matt Bianco

Matt Bianco

Matt Bianco

Matt Bianco

SOIL & PIMP

SOIL & PIMP

SOIL & PIMP

SOIL & PIMP

Grant Anthony

Grant Anthony

These are some of my favorites shot I took during the JJF 09….besides I have been really reading up and practicing my street photography and also my portrait taking, and I am hoping that I will excel in this line…just wish and pray that everything will be awesome !

~Later Days ~

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. “Ansel Adams

Of Pictures on Film and Jakarta….

Yes, I will be leaving to Jakarta,  Indonesia tomorrow and will be back on Monday. It also a time for me to have a short break and to spend time with my girlfriend, besides I am goin there for the Java Jazz Festival 2009 and will be witnessing some of the best Jazz musicians from around the world performing there….So, I will be maybe updating some posts from there if I have the time or not till I am back to KL….

Well, other than that I managed to scan my old film rolls, all 13 of them and there many nice shots that I really like, but these are some I have uploaded on Flickr and these are pictures of my friends from KL Flickr :

Aishah

Aishah

Aishah

Aishah

Ena

Ena

Visithira

Visithira

Sophie...

Sophie...

~Later Days~