Traveling Light


An abandoned house. (Ipoh, Dec, 2011) I am currently pursuing a project on Hometowns and dying small towns in Malaysia. I fear that I will lose what I have grown up with, with time. As I am speaking, I realize that I have indeed lost much.
Dec 12

An abandoned house. (Ipoh, Dec, 2011) I am currently pursuing a project on Hometowns and dying small towns in Malaysia. I fear that I will lose what I have grown up with, with time. As I am speaking, I realize that I have indeed lost much.

"I still believe that photography changes the world, but not all the time. But what photographers should always do is strive to produce a critique or commentary on a specific issue using the photographs he or she takes. Ultimately, the one who is most changed out of that process is the photographer himself."

- Philip Blenkinsop

Dec 9
The disabled outside a mosque (Penang, Oct, 2011)
Nov 12

The disabled outside a mosque (Penang, Oct, 2011)

Life in a moving train (somewhere in Thailand, Nov, 2011)
Nov 12

Life in a moving train (somewhere in Thailand, Nov, 2011)

Sleeping dog on train (somewhere in Thailand, heading to Siem Reap, Nov, 2011)
Nov 11

Sleeping dog on train (somewhere in Thailand, heading to Siem Reap, Nov, 2011)

Traffic lights with streams of blue (Penang, Malaysia, October, 2011)
Nov 1

Traffic lights with streams of blue (Penang, Malaysia, October, 2011)

"The main thing for me is that I’m happy that I’ve been able to work as a professional photographer. What is at the core of my work is, in essence, a meditation on being a human being."

- Eli Reed

Oct 25
Lai Kwan, 69, and her son Kok Leong, 29 in a tender moment. Kok Leong is born with severe health and developmental problems. Lai Kwan believes it is a consequence of her working in a rare earth factory that produces radioactive waste. Rare earth mining in Malaysia remains a controversial subject even today. (Ipoh, October, 2011)
Oct 20

Lai Kwan, 69, and her son Kok Leong, 29 in a tender moment. Kok Leong is born with severe health and developmental problems. Lai Kwan believes it is a consequence of her working in a rare earth factory that produces radioactive waste. Rare earth mining in Malaysia remains a controversial subject even today. (Ipoh, October, 2011)

"When I reach the end of my days, a moment or two from now, I must look backward on something more meaningful than the pursuit of houses and lands and machines and stock and bonds. Nor is fame of any lasting benefit. I will consider my earthly existence to have been wasted unless I can recall a loving family, a consistent investment in the lives of people and an earnest attempt to serve the God who made me. Nothing else makes much sense."

- Dr James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family

Oct 10

"I used to take pictures where the center was very strong, but I had to stop doing that. You can never put anything in the gutter. It’s like a third person. Or a canyon. When I’m editing pictures, I sometimes pick them up and bend them. They might look better when they’re flat but a picture in a magazine is a different animal. No one ever sees a picture flat."

- Annie Leibovitz “At Work”

Oct 8