Early 2019 shows a great promising to me it is going to be a new start until something unexpected happens until the year end. And we are now in the year 2021, a new norm where constant lockdown and a lot of prohibited rules cannot do as a Photographer. Especially in Malaysia. 2019 is the … Continue reading Still stuck in 2019
Year 2012, 1st month in Japan and just move into my first studio apartment. 38k yen a month located at Kasai. 15mins walk to the nearest station. I remember clearly am designing a postcard and head to 7-11 after Japanese language lesson. Print around 50 of them and send to a few Photo Agencies with … Continue reading Photography Journey in Japan
Still wandering around Tokyo, this time to the west side of Mitaka to have an unexpected long visit Studio Ghibli. After Studio Ghibli, an hour train ride including a Monorail Transfer to Tokyo’s Artificial Futuristic Island in Odaiba. Back then, I’m an avid fan of Japanese Variety show especially Mecha Ike. After exploring around Fuji … Continue reading Japan Memoir 2010 #03
My first trip to Japan and the most memorable one until now is back in 2010 where I visited Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and then Fukuoka for 15 days before heading back to Malaysia. I only brought 1 camera, which is Ricoh GR II with me. 2nd day in Tokyo. Everything is still fresh … Continue reading Japan Memoir #02
Back in 2010, My desire to visit Japan is very high.Without any second thought, I started to save and spend less on unwanted stuff. October 2010, with a new direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Haneda. I depart late midnight and arrive Tokyo before the sun rises. Instead of bringing my 5D Mark II as … Continue reading Japan Memoirs 2010 #01
1st week as 2nd Generation of AYF Fellows has come to an end. First 2 days is the preparation of Commencement Ceremony for us and Most of the time is to visit most of Pasona’s Facilities around Awaji Island and get to know the person who are in charge and also hows everything work during … Continue reading 1st Week in Awaji Island, Japan
Enjoy some random photo I took from my Nex-5 and also iphone 5. One week in Tokyo is never enough. Hope I can stay longer after I apply Artist Visa. Hope I get it though. I’m almost done with Two Mountains Opening Reception Stories, just give me a few more days waiting for a few … Continue reading Photo Diary : One Week in Tokyo.
It’s been 6 years, that I last met Mr Hiraga when he gave me an opportunity to work as his assistant as my first related photography job in Japan. Although it didn’t long last, due to I just move to Japan like a week later with a very limited Japanese language capability during those days. … Continue reading My First Photo Assisting job in Tokyo with Hiraga Masaaki.