My eighth candidate for Project Exodus; Tony Yap, an accomplished dancer, director, choreographer and visual artist. Born in Malaysia, Tony Yap has been away for 35 years, living and working in Australia. His critically acclaimed works in dancing has taken him to many countries and have seen him collaborated with dancers from around the world.
A bright red wall on the far side of the office next to the entrance caught my attention. I needed something simple. As I was in a rush, I decided to just use the background. I also thought the fiery red tone would best portray Tony as an energetic dancer. Coupled with a serious and pensive look which I told him to put on, the resulting image was something I'm more than happy with.
I hopped from shop to shop in a zig-zag fashion, entering them whenever something piqued my curiosity. Towards the end of the street, by the river, I saw Patron Music & Arts, a fine art studio-gallery.
I peered into its glass door. It was dark in the main hallway immediately behind the door. A sign next to it says, "Please ring the bell". I did. A man towards the end of the hallway rose, half asleep and flustered. I wondered had I rudely interrupted him in whatever he was doing. I then looked at the sign next to the door. It read, "Dr. Edwin Ho, PhD (Fine Art)". Now this is interesting.
The official launch of "Being There" photo exhibition in conjunction with World Hepatitis Day, Malaysia campaign on June 19th, 2011, Sunday at 4pm. A huge crowd was present to celebrate this momentous occasion where more than 40 pictures were on display.
Visual works of photographers, namely Melvin Tong, Azalia Suhaimi, Rupajiwa Studio and Firdaus Herrow were exhibited, thus presenting a unique mix of portraits, travel, light painting, fine art and documentary-style photography.
Sumi has been kind enough to help me spread the word on Project Exodus. She will be bringing back with her some A5 flyers I've printed regarding this initiative. I've been distributing them in cafes, restaurants, art centres etc in Malaysia.
So far, I haven't had any luck, except for a handful of people who emailed me expressing their support for what I'm doing. Some preferred not to participate for personal reasons, but promised to help spread the word.
Who is Ashley Khoo? You must have seen her in TM's Unifi large billboards scattered along Federal Highway. I've seen it for a good 2 months before I eventually noticed some words right underneath the image of a girl with long flowing hair.
It read "Ashley Khoo a.k.a Summer". It went on to say that she's a customer of Unifi, TM's high speed broadband internet service. A quick googling revealed her as an online professional gamer. Cool.