A Place Where My Photos Live
While making music probably occupies most of my time when I'm not working, it is not my only interest.
Photography has always been an interest for me since young. I remember Mum would get me disposable cameras when I was in primary school, and I would always have a camera to every school excursion; every school trip. As I get older, I get to take the Nikon L35AF, which, by that time, has become the spare camera in the house. When we go on family holidays, I would always take over and be in charge of the camera and take photos of everyone.
Even though, it has been the case, I never thought about the real meaning of taking photos. Like most things, it wasn't until something significant in life happened, I wouldn't understand the importance of taking photos as a way of documenting our lives. Certain events in life made me look at photography differently. It gave me a new perspective and got to a point, that I truly realise nothing last forever! And we can't turn back time to re-visit those times past. That's when I started taking photography seriously, particularly "documentary style" of photography.
“Photography is the only thing that captures the moment. And the moment is all that we have.” – David Bailey
What Bailey said, pretty much sums up what photography is for me. People always refer to the “decisive moment” when they take photos. If you think about it, everything in life, every bit of it is a moment. It is all these moments linking up together, that become our memories. It is these moments, as a photographer, I want to save and preserve.
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