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!

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Resolutions

Resolutions

My New Year's resolutions.

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Full Name 5 months ago

Your new years resolutions is to walk on water like Jesus? That's setting the bar pretty high. Seems like you made it though!

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Enlightenment

Enlightenment

The magical feeling of looking at something from the top of a mountain.

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Dawn In Angkor

Dawn In Angkor

A very quiet and serene morning in Cambodia.

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Chrissy272 5 months ago

I love the colors in this!!

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The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

Being with your loved ones anytime, anywhere is a true blessing.

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Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes

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Phoenix Mountain In Lantau Island

Phoenix Mountain In Lantau Island

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Comforting Sound

Comforting Sound

The sound of the wave one after another.

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Kenny Kulbiski 5 months ago

On of the best sounds in the world. And sights.

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Clouds

Clouds

Let's dance!

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Moon River

Moon River

Feeling romantic while listening to Audrey Hepburn.

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Fishing The Sunset

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.

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Full Name 5 months ago

I agree. Haha, my first thought was "great photo" and my second was "I wish it didn't involve using a metal hook to drag a fish out to be killed".

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South Horizons In Hong Kong

South Horizons In Hong Kong

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Seascape Of Tai O, Hong Kong

Seascape Of Tai O, Hong Kong

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Comforting Light

Comforting Light

Calling it a day after seeing a beautiful sunset.

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Seaclouds

Seaclouds

Even on the gloomy day, the nature never fails to inspire.

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The Second Day

The Second Day

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Shining Boathouse

Shining Boathouse

Royal Belum Forest, the hidden gem of Perak, Malaysia.

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#17

Breaking From Winter Mood

Breaking From Winter Mood

I once dreamed of white Christmas.

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Full Name 5 months ago

Come to Canada.

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Life In Oasis

Life In Oasis

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Full Name 5 months ago

I love this one.

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Dreamway

Dreamway

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!

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#20

Hope

Hope

Even on your darkest day, the sun will still rise up for the next day.

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#21

Believe In Extraordinary!

Believe In Extraordinary!

The swirling clouds after a rainy day.

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#22

Kiku/Mums

Kiku/Mums

The symbol of longevity and rejuvenation.

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Forest Healing

Forest Healing

The connection with a forest that you feel through air, breeze and temperature change.

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The Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley

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#25

Life Is An Adventure. Let Go Of Yesterday, The Beautiful Journey Starts Today

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.

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