Sunday, December 30, 2007

New post!

So sorry for neglecting this dying blog for some time. I can't say the I've been busy, unless I was busy being lazy. Heh.

Anyway I'm just looking for that sudden burst of inspiration, that I get once in a while. It came quite often over the years but for some reason it's just not working out for me right now, come on come one someone say something to me, I know you guys still read but ya'll just lazy to drop a comment or a tag or anything. Say something, anything, a word a phrase anything that has enough logical(or not) meaning to stir my creative flair!

Anyone?

Anything?



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Shaundy, at Lotus. One of the places I spent most of my late teenhood at.

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Taken at Munfye's GoKarting circuit in Shah Alam. I found this intriguing as you can actually tell what kind of a place it is just by looking at the negative space that surrounds the brownish area.

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Half full/empty bottle.





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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Prom 2007


Ah that day again where girls wake up early in the morning to get ready for something that's happening 10 hours later.

It wasn't a "job" whatsoever as there were a few complications whatsoever due to certain complications with the organiser but at least it was one heck of a fun night. Having a a 3rd photographer didn't hurt either, in the petite form of Ms. Safuraa Razak.

Before the visual stuff comes along, sorry for not been posting very often as I've been spending most of my time with friends + family since I came back. Which came to worry me as I just had this feeling I was losing my aesthetical touch towards my photos. I really do hope to hear that I still have not dropped of the bandwagon after you guys have seen these photos, that i took for my sister's prom.

So here you go, ladies and gentleman.. (selected photos of) SMKDJ Prom 2007, in a nutshell:


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A few faces of DJ.
My sis looks quite bapok here.

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I tried to apply what i've been observing from other event photographers like fifoto
have done, they shoot almost everyone (inc staff) to capture the ambience of the night.


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Dancers.
I kinda suck at capturing fast moving people. Haha.

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Candids.

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Footloose.

Perks of my job.
(Jade's makeup was just perfect)
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A pinch of the people that were there.

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Potential Queens.



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Royalty.

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Safuraa.
Super camera lady.
Over a thousand photos and I cant find a pic of the other photographer, Zohann.

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Safuraa's contribution.
Save this pic to view it in full.
Malas to resize.

Chill mates, this' just part 1. More to come.

Btw, those interested you can contact/sms me at 0126772088 for orders. The photoDVD includes more then 700 carefully selected and edited photos throughout the entire night (including the after party). Enquire for pricing as we are yet to decide how much to charge at time of writing.



Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Superman that ho!

Soulja boy.

Heh.

These were some photos that I took a while back. I tend not to post some photos from time to time just to keep this blog updated for days that I don't go shooting. My excuse this time is that I left my camera in Shaun's hse and he left for China for almost a week the next morning.

Anyhoo, enjoy.

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No rule of thirds, exposure compensation, or whatever technical photographic whatnots in this image. I read somewhere/someone told me that the difference between a photographer and a designer/photographer is that the latter is more daring and not afraid to bend the rules a little. However the former likes to be safe and relies a lot on the camera itself to take photos. Both have their pros and cons (technical photographers make more money) but being a non-earning student who still freeloads of parents, I prefer what I am right now.

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Sometimes crisp/clear images isn't exactly what i'm looking for. Here's a good example.

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Love how she's totally seperated from the background. It was unintended.
The lightings were harsh but there was no shadow behind her.

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Cooling aint it?

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This one does the total opposite. Haha. This was from the Victoria/Swanston St series that I posted some time ago. (the one with the rainbow)

Oh and one more thing, my sister is having this after-prom thing. She hasnt really asked me to do this altho im helping her organise. Probably because I don't reach the target audience she wants (or i just dont have enough hits on my blog). Anyway here it goes :

The After Party

Venue: Mojo, Asian Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur

Located right in the heart of KL City, it would be a near distance frm all our prom venues!

Date: December 13th
It will be right after the DJ, Sri KDU and DU prom! Let's la party party together-gether!

Time : Midnight til late
Please do go back at a reasonable time, the 'late' thing is just to sound cool. We are still kids so please ah after mummy daddy scold.

Attire: Prom attire/Sexy
We like to see people in formal clothing getting it down and dirty. Nothing beats a drunk girl vomitting on another girl's RM1000 tailored dress. Though, if you think you'd rather get it down and dirty in your sexy outfit, we don't mind. We like.
*note: sexy not slutty (sluts will be kicked out and sent to jln chow kit)

Price: RM50 per person

It's a good deal. Will elaborate further. Just read.

Syarat: Form 5 in the year 2007/ prom go-er

I forgot whats syarat in English already. But whatever la you get the point. Non form 5s or non prom go-ers will get kicked out. Wait. They won't even be allowed in. Thank God for bouncers.

Trivia: Vin Diesel was a former bouncer before he got his acting career together.
Something that I know, share with you guys la.



WHY SHOULD I GO TO YOUR AFTER PARTY?

#1 It's an exclusive party by invitation
You pay us, we invite you. When you purchase your ticket, you will have to sign a guest list and fill in your name and details. There will be a serial number on each ticket.

On that night itself, show the bouncer (I would like to call the bouncer Vin Diesel frm now on) your ticket, he will check his guest list and if your name matches your IC and serial number on his guest list, he allows you in. Entrance is very strict. So please I'm trying to help you not to get your ass kicked by Vin Diesel.


#2 Free flow of beer&soft drinks, limited cocktails


For all our underage kaki botols out there, mummy daddy doesn't have to know. Pay us and come, and your secret is safe with us *winkwink.

Please party responsibly, nobody likes to see vomit. Especially after the hotel food. Eeeeee.

Soft drinks are for the non-adventurous ones. Don't laugh at us. We will be driving you home so you shut up.


#3 There will be a dancefloor and a DJ

We love to get down and jiggy with it. I like to pretend I am Shakira. I know you do too.

Besides, we guarantee good music. No lala music. GUARANTEED for sure. And please, no phat pants. Shuffling is so last year. Vin Diesel will kick shufflers to Sg Wang.

#4 SOCIAL reasons
Talk about meeting potential college mates! Catching up with old friends frm other schools! Partying away with current schoolmates! This is the only party where everyone is invited, meeting all diff people from diff schools. Imagine everyone at ONE spot, drinking, dancing and having fun!

Your prom represents your last bond or last meeting with your current schoolmates, but the after party represents a new beginning, socialising with other high school leavers BEYOND your school.

#5 "RM50? You gotta be kidding me!" I know, its a freaking GOOD DEAL!
Think about this. Its a Thursday night. In KL City. Entrance fee for any club will cost you the same and even more WITHOUT any drinks included mind you.

Its a Thursday Night. Uh-oh. Ladies Night. Clubs will be packed with ladies entering clubs for free. Why should I pay? (If Im a lady la)

Listen, listen. Yes you will be entering free. But ever think about drinks? You will have to pay for that. And hello? Partying with like the public is like SO NOT COOL. If you're a drinker, being underage will be tricky!

And for the boys, you have no say. All clubs in KL you will have to pay not only for your entrance but for your drinks as well. AND you will be partying with OLD, WORKING, SMELLY old public people, EEEEEE. Is that how you wanna end your high school prom night? Partying with old people?

Mind you kiddos, its KUALA LUMPUR, nothing comes cheap except this miracle party seriously. SERIOUSLY.

#6 Safety

Some of us, are goody-goodies. We don't drink, and we listen to our parents. So, tell mummy and daddy that there will be many Vin Diesels to make sure that nobody does anything funny.

The public will not be permitted in the club as we have booked the WHOLE ENTIRE CLUB (oh yes, believe it baby) So we are safe from scary outsider people.

As for the scary insider people, please take care of yourselves. Please party responsibly. Mind you, you are NOT ENCOURAGED to drink pass your limit, as we the organizers will not be held responsible for you.

Please don't scare away the non-drinkers, though I gotta say we find drunk people amusing. If you have crossed the line, yes Vin Diesel will kick you out. So please, as this is very important, PLEASE know your limits and party responsibly.

*note: P license holders -- 0 alcohol level

#7 Perfect Ending to High School Life
Though its cliche, we watch in movies, a perfect ending to a prom is always someone getting laid. Just for your info, the party does not provide such services.

I mean, imagine form 5s from DJ, DU, Sri KDU, Sri Aman, BB, Tmn Sea, BU4 and many other Petaling school kids at ONE place? This my friend, is the social event of the year. Prom will not be complete without an after party, if you miss this, trust me you will be walking around with a big L on your forehead.




Message frm the organizers:

We are doing this to create an event not bounded by school rules, no more using LEO IU Nights as an excuse to meet and socialise with people. We will like to create an environment where everybody can have fun, party safely and responsibly.

We the organizers are extremely sentimental, we love high school, and we need something, an event to sum everything up. This party will be the beginning of an end for us.

We went all out on this party and hope you guys can makes this a reality. Help us help you end your high school life the best way possible.

Also, the reason why we are doing this is because we excessively watch E! Entertainment and pretend that we're Hollywood superstars after an award show. Don't deny, we know you are like that too.


SEEEEE YOU GUYS AT THE PARTYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Love,
Fardina 012-373 1009
May Ee 012-603 9890


*please call us to secure a placing for the party. Limited spaces only. Payment are made in person via meetups in One Utama (we love ONE U!!) on 5th Dec til 9th Dec. Please call us to confirm. (Yes we are that FREEEE)

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My opinion : My prom didn't have anything like that, I personally thought it was a big waste as it was a great chance to let loose/drunk after the formalities of prom. A great way to say goodbye to some friends you wont be seeing anymore. I'd say go for it. No doubt about that.

Plus i'm photographing it. If you're reading this blog, i'm sure you wont mind supporting me.

Haha.

Till next time.



Thursday, November 29, 2007

I need to lose weight.

Like, really.


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This one's a bit offbalance. It's as though the photoimage is gonna fall off.
Was kinda lazy to fix it tho.

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Been practicing with photoshop ALOT recently, right after seeing zohann's mentor taught us how to edit wedding photos that made me realised that I still have fucking a lot to learn to be up there.
Raw pics can be found at rvn.

Oh and since aput did this, if anyone needs a photographer for weddings/events/proms/birthdays/portraits
feel free to drop me a mail.

I don't charge much. I'm CURRENTLY doing it for art's sake.
But a man needs to feed right?



Toorah.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Replies.

350d - Underexosed? Really? iMacs are a little brighter but I had no idea that it was that severe. My fault, then.

andrew/liq - chill laaaaa.

pk - pak ken? you gotta be shitting me!

samantha - thanks thanks a lot!

ben - just shut up.

yeelynn - yes she is.. my mum's side.

sonia - tu lik kent la u horny biatch, haha.

Monday, November 26, 2007

3.

Meet my niece.
It was her birthday yesterday.

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And this was taken during fye's gokarting session. He was on the way out of the tracj and it passes by the front gate. They're not just staring at nothin'.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mayang, oh mayang.

Taman Mayang. Situated in the heart of Petaling Jaya ( in my poing of view, not geographically) directly opposite the Kelana Jaya LRT station.

Clueless?

Okay remember the old Limkokwing campus? Before Cyberjaya? Yep, that's Taman Mayang.

Not really the famous of famous places (hehe) in PJ but it's kinda like the meeting place for different generations of dj-ians. Jelutong or Lotus would be a more relevant choice due to it's more strategic location but somehow, SOMEHOW.. I just happen to see most of my seniors/juniors hanging out in this place.

Obviously you cant tell I myself spend half my time there for the past 2 years (after the driving phase) but I never really mentioned it here. I've always planned to do like a photographic collage of the whole place as I believe this place has so much substance that it could really have an impact to ppl who actually know and go to the place. Maybe before I leave, provided I don't get robbed and beaten to death in that alley between Riley's and Tea Time.

Sorry for the overload of words, as I promised numerous times before that there won't be any personal musings here.

Anyway I brought my camera during a YC session with Pak Ken, Han Ken, Lik Kent (there are a lot of kens in my group and that's not even half of 'em) and Bryan. Enjoy :

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Nope we weren't at William's as most of you might expect.
We were further up the street, at an unnamed place we call Ketam.

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Here's Pak Ken.
Mr.Gangsta/Real Estate Agent.

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This is Lik Kent. New golf buddy.

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Some other scenes from the area.

Gonna plat tower defense now, chao.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

"So you go to church now?" -Dad

Words from my own dad when I showed him these shots, he must think i'm some kinda renegade muslim :

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"Faith"

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It was so wrong for you to do that in a church, Safuraa.

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I have a thing for monochrome at the moment. I just love how the harsh blacks compliment the form and composition of these two.

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These girl has THE most beautiful eyes.

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On the way home.


I'm running out of things to do. Need something productive. Suggestions?



Sunday, November 04, 2007

Replies

simon : of course I miss ur meatspinning ass.
josh : i dont know how to respond to that.
suet : I'm not sure whether that's even a word but thanks a lot. Really!
fye : ur alien's gonna get skull fucked by my bazooka when ur back.
eug : WE ALL know how a real table looks like. but mine can spin wan u know.
fen : all in good time, fen.. all in good time.
abby : yep, props to you.. not bad girl, I didn't even take anything as i was kinda tipsy and i could had just dropped it.
ben : the pictures were taken by you.

oh btw. link.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Poker night.

The story can be read here.

Here're some unpublish photos of the night. Enjoy :

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Broke even at the end of the night, the most wasted/fun nights since I came back.


Anyway those of you in Melbourne, I miss you guys.
Hurry back.

Stesh, I love you and please just fucking come home.




Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Malaysiaku.

Sorry for the long break. It was mostly due to me finishing my work a week earlier then everybody else and because of me busy plotting to suprise my family by going back early.
Anyhoo, much has happened. I FINALLY went shooting with safuraa. We went to a few places, it was good, no, great. Haven't been out shooting in awhile plus it's always fun when you have company who wont complaint when you start snapping.

Before we get to that, here's some which I took over the last few weeks.

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One day I was out at my balcony with Simon where I realised this building had kind of a weirdass shadow caused by glass windows of the opposite windows. They were actually moving. It was so fluid that the building almost looked liquid.

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Simon, 6.50am. I took this at 1/15 and I somehow managed to still get a steady shot.

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Patterns on the cement @ Bourke St.
While shopping for my sister's dress.

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Mr.Tan Eugene.
Roommate/Snaker.

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Ah.. the famous Max Brenner. All chicks somehow dig this place.
I fucking hate it.

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Mr.TenDollarHaircut.
Ah B.

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Andrew and Simon.
5 mins before completing Metal Slug.



And the one's with Safuraa :

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Red

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She made me smile.

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She wanted me to pretend to take photos of her so that I could get a shot of the people behind buuuuut.. Haha.




Is that all? Fuck no.
Shots from the church.

Coming soon.