Melvin Tong is an avid photographer whose main artistic interests are people and the places where they work. These themes spread through a sizeable part of his expanding works. The underlying artistic expression is also seen in the broad range of his commercial works that includes portraitures, travel and living, weddings, corporate events etc.
Recently Melvin made his foray into specialized environmental portraiture and ‘documentary’ pictures capturing and rendering images with fine-art flavors.
Besides having a notable portfolio of commercial works, Melvin also provides premium photographic services for social, family and corporate events. Whether it’s a need to create the ultimate personal memento or to fulfill stringent corporate and product visual branding, Melvin ensures your needs are met.
“I find taking a picture is very much an observation in reservation, leading to interaction, and finally acceptance; though denial is an element of contend.
I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; it’s a beautiful country. I must say, I increasingly find myself visualizing all the inspiring scenes of theatrical proportions happening here with Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 (First Movement)” gradually building up to its crescendo, and a subtle intermittent waft of Bach’s “Air on The G String”, while people running slow-mo, crying and laughing in a sea of black and white.
I’m currently actively working on project Exodus: Living in Exile, to photo document Malaysians and ex-Malaysians who have left the country for good. The photos will be exhibited as part of ongoing efforts in highlighting the many obvious truths that escape the consciousness of most Malaysians.
I’ve completed my first joint photography exhibition in Pelita Hati Gallery & its follow-up photography exhibition as a supporting event in Sunway Pyramid to commemorate World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2011. Similarly, I had worked on the same event at One Utama from July 27 – 29, 2012.
Please do feel free to keep in touch“.
I’ve worked with…
Sepang International Circuit
Boehringer Ingelheim (M)
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) (M)
Bayer HealthCare (M)
University Malaya Medical Centre
Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD) (M)
KL Fencing Centre
The Ark Studios
Silver Spoon Trattoria
San Lorenzo Montessori
Baby Jumper Gym
I’m working with…
Methodist College, KL
Malaysian Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association