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57-year-old, a Malaysia-born-Chinese and an amateur photographer pursue minimalism, harmony, tranquillity and subjects that with aesthetic elements pleasing to the eyes.  Through photography, I learn to observe the mysteries and changes of nature which deepens my respect and obedience to the Almighty who created the entire heaven and earth.

I fond in photography ever since secondary school time but only be able to own a film camera in 1992 and a digital camera in 2004 due to financial and time constraints. I did not treat photography seriously at first, until influenced and encouraged by a good friend of mine. My photography journey kicked off as I begun to spend times joining photography tour and registered myself as a life member in a local photographic association in early 2008.
Influenced by him, I started to take photographs almost in every genre of photography from macro, landscapes, documentary and portraits.

In order to get recognition, I participate in some of photography competitions and summited my works to the world oldest photographic society – The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (RPS) for distinction.

I was really fortunate to have grated an associateship (ARPS) in 2009 and 2 fellowships (FRPS) in 2012 and 2014 respectively. I was announced as the Fellowship of the Year 2015 by the society.

Subsequently, I realized that most of my works seem lacking off some aesthetic elements pleasing to the eyes and I started to divert my photography focus towards black and white fine art, minimalism, architectural and landscapes genre of photography.

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July 18 – 25, 2023


You are to joint photography tour to two great Indonesian rocky coasts next year. Sawarna is a coastline near Jakarta that offers interesting subjects for minimalist seascape photography. We will photograph unique rock formation. Kelumbayan beach is a hidden paradise in Lampung. If you are a serious coastal photographers, you will be amazed by its impressive shark-teeth rock formations that were formed for millions of years due to strong wave activities in the area.


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Journey through one of the most beautiful tropical islands in Indonesia. Sumba is an island in eastern Indonesia. It is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The scenery is a paradise for coastal and minimalism photography. We will take a flight form Bali to the island and explore the area on board an SUV. We will drive up to different coastal locations to witness its spectacular beauty during sunrise/sunset for stunning light and colors and also during twilight/night for star trails or Milky Way. A rare photographic opportunity for photographers motivated in pushing their portfolio and skills to the next level.


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