It all started with a random picture in a random place that I can barely remember. Trying to pull myself together, I went places but the memories seemed to haunt me. I was feeling angry, frustrated, deceived, betrayed and manipulated.
I wonder if you can relate?
Well, probably it is too early for me to ask this question since you are here to look at my artwork. But let's get to know each other a little bit more before I show everything that you are about to see. I promise you that you won't see anything scary or blood-related. I'm over that.
Lately, I was reading a book written by Susan Sontag called 'On Photography'. She wrote that photography is a tool to promote your nostalgia.
"Photography is an electic art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue being photographed, touched with pathos. An ugly or grotesque subject may be moving because it has been dignified by the attention of the photographer. A beautiful subject can be the object of rueful feelings, because it has aged or decayed or no longer exists. All photographs are 'memento mori'. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."
I love to record people's emotions. Just like Susan wrote, slice out the moment and freeze it. Hence, I froze the moment of what I thought was the happiest period in my life. Old photos bring back a time, a place, and a life that are long gone. They remind you the people that are long gone. Unfortunately, I spent five or six years trying to heal myself from depression. I did not know how to make it back then. I disconnected from almost everything.
In the process of self-healing, photography and getting closer to nature helped me a lot. Now I see everything from a different, colorful perspective. I love things in colors and I'm grateful for everything.
I am a fine art photographer from Malaysia. In this series, I combined some of my favorite photos from "Queit" and "Happiness is Simple" into one complication.
I hope you enjoy it and thank you very much for reading!
The magical feeling of looking at something from the top of a mountain.
#3 Dawn In Angkor
A very quiet and serene morning in Cambodia.
#4 The Perfect Day
Being with your loved ones anytime, anywhere is a true blessing.
#5 Thousand Wishes
#6 Phoenix Mountain In Lantau Island
#7 Comforting Sound
The sound of the wave one after another.
#9 Moon River
Feeling romantic while listening to Audrey Hepburn.
#10 Fishing The Sunset
It reminds me of my Dad. I wish he could spend the rest of his life doing what he loves to do. I would still feel sorry for the fishes he caught, though.
#11 South Horizons In Hong Kong
#12 Seascape Of Tai O, Hong Kong
#13 Comforting Light
Calling it a day after seeing a beautiful sunset.
Even on the gloomy day, the nature never fails to inspire.
#15 The Second Day
#16 Shining Boathouse
Royal Belum Forest, the hidden gem of Perak, Malaysia.
#17 Breaking From Winter Mood
I once dreamed of white Christmas.
I had a silly dream when I was a child. To be a lost princess in the woods. I didn't want to feel any fear but to feel excited for the adventure ahead!
Even on your darkest day, the sun will still rise up for the next day.
#21 Believe In Extraordinary!
The swirling clouds after a rainy day.
The symbol of longevity and rejuvenation.
#23 Forest Healing
The connection with a forest that you feel through air, breeze and temperature change.
#24 The Hunter Valley
#25 Life Is An Adventure. Let Go Of Yesterday, The Beautiful Journey Starts Today
Let go of things you cannot control. But never let go of your belief.