It's been a year since the first graduation ceremony held by Methodist College Kuala Lumpur. I've returned to photograph the same event this year.
This graduation event has been much bigger with a larger turnout of graduands compared to last year. The Deputy Education Minister, YB Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching, was the guest of honour in the morning session.
Rentwise has recently returned to the Pasar Borong Community Centre (PBCC) at Selayang to celebrate Children’s Day with its Myanmar refugee children. My first visit with a representative from Rentwise was brief but truly “unsettling” to say the least.
I was present this round to cover the event and played my part in fulfilling my company’s collaboration with Rentwise’s CSR program in helping these kids. What I provided was a simple portrait session for the children, which would result in A4 prints to be given to them after the shoot.
After an eventful day trip out to the country side yesterday, the adventure continues for a second day; this time down to Kuala Lumpur city. My friend and I were taking advantage of the festive season's much welcome void and "peaceful lull", resulting from the exodus of people who left to celebrate Raya back home with their families.
We arrived at about 7.30 am and easily found a parking nearby at Madras Lane. Ironically as a Malaysian myself, this is my first time walking the city streets of Kuala Lumpur with an intention to photograph any subject matter!
It was the first day of Raya celebration and I've decided to head out on a photo day trip to the Malaysian country side with a friend. We started our journey from PJ at 8.00 am along a trunk road going up north.
The aim was to take an aimless drive up north along these old and forgotten towns, and stop as and when necessary should a photo opportunity arises. No pressure, no deadlines, no plans. Just us, the road and the camera.
I've been keeping this bouquet of flowers given to me by a very special person for about 3 years now. A couple of months into the first year, it naturally withered, and within almost a year, it browned completely into a beautiful dead bouquet of flowers. I've been keeping it for sentimental reasons, and also with the conscious thought of photographing it someday.
Finally, the day came. I managed to do so at my new studio; at my secondary shooting space at the courtyard next to the kitchen.