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Mickey Mouse Shadows.

Create: 02/23/2017 - 22:23
Mickey Mouse Shadows.

Shooting the annual lion dance and fireworks at Thean Hou temple last year took time. Much time. Although the two events I wanted to photograph was scheduled at 10 pm, I had to go there before 5 pm.

Otherwise; the road up the hill will be congested with cars and chartered buses. Many drivers who came later, gave up and their cars can be seen parked on the highway as I was driving back. A few, overheated and stalled going up the hill.

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 20

Create: 01/21/2017 - 13:41
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 20

The zany pedestrian crossing is painted with the fur stripe patterns of a zebra instead. The quirky and zany approach gives hint to or acts as a prelude to the creative and unconventional management of the mall inside.

The suits (management) will normally panic if such an idea is suggested. Kudos to whoever who approved and allowed the implementation. The crossing is at the basement car park, just outside the entrance with 7-Eleven and Tony Roma's.

There are a few remaining pics which I may post outside the series.


Create: 01/08/2017 - 03:54

Google MY surprised us with a doodle of the late Yasmin Ahmad, being the auteur's birthday today.

Here is one of the the last pics I captured of Yasmin on set, with my old friend, D.O.P. Keong. It was in Ipoh during the filming of Muallaf.

#filmmaker #yasminahmad #filmset #ipoh

City Crossing

Create: 01/04/2017 - 11:58
City Crossing

Night Zebra.

Photographed this scene in front of H & M at Avenue K. Somehow, it reminded me of some images I saw in a book at Kinokuniya earlier. The Big Apple of the 60s or 70s; expansive neon lights and brisk walking.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 1600, f4, 1/60 sec.

#streetphotography #urbanscape #blackandwhite

Portrait Of The Chief

Create: 10/06/2016 - 21:23
Portrait Of The Chief

I don't know who this man is but he seemed to be the chief among the mediums at the Jinjang Temple. He can speak Thai and Hokkien. He reminded the RELA and temple security personnel that photographers must be given close access.

For that, I reward him with an intimate portrait which I hope to present him later as a print. He is probably a former 'taikor' (chieftain of the gangs).

I know some of you feel squeamish about the violent but voluntary rituals. Conversion to black and white hides the blood.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 2500, f4, 1/80 sec.

Buka Puasa At Capital

Create: 07/15/2015 - 13:05
Buka Puasa At Capital, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Also from last night, a sketch of the old-school coffee shop in Batu Road. The long-time kopitiam serves halal food.

Real-time sketching from the middle of a busy road can be dangerous. I used a sketch filter on the pic instead.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 3200, f7.1, 1/200 sec.

The Last of the Mohicans

Create: 07/07/2015 - 18:27
The Last of the Mohicans

As such, I wasn't expecting cooperation when I asked to take a picture of him standing next to the barbecue fire.

I had to. The scene behind him had such wonderful ambience and I needed him to complete the picture. What an opportunity for a mood shot at a ramadan bazaar, I thought to myself. He shouted back "No"

Before I could respond, he asked: "Why me?"

Tough Fruit On A Tough Vehicle

Create: 06/24/2015 - 01:33
Durians On A Land Rover Defender

Something piqued my interest when I was walking down the street in Slim River town. I saw a Land Rover with a Tooley Electro Mechanical batch on its tailgate.

The now defunct English company from Church Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester used to do conversions for Land Rover vehicles.

Vehicle owner and durian seller Halim at first thought I was examining the durians he was selling from the back of his vehicle.