Need Inspiration? Here Are Malaysia-based Photographers You Should Follow
by: The Beat Asia
March 08, 2023
We live in a world where anyone can take photos using their smartphones and other devices, but not every one of them can take great photos. After all, there’s more to taking pictures than just pressing a button.
Whether you’re planning to venture deeper into photography or have been doing it for a while, looking for inspiration is an effective way to improve your craft. If you’re looking for Malaysian photographers specifically, we’ve listed some you might want to follow.
If you want to see amazing shots of buildings and daily life in Asia, architecture and interior commercial photographer Heartpatrick is the account to follow. The works uploaded on their feed let you explore the streets in an artistic yet vibrant manner, which will give you the itch to travel. You’ll also be in awe with their aerial shots that capture the beautiful architecture and scenery of different cities, including Malaysia, of course. Visit their website for more amazing shots!
Former national figure skater turned award-winning sports and documentary photographer Annice Lyn started taking pictures when she was still an architecture student. Despite not having formal training, it didn’t stop her from capturing moments that tell a story. Fast forward to today, she has covered major sports events like the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games and has been featured in several major publications, such as Forbes, The New York Times, and National Geographic. Check out her website to see her recent works and projects.
Conceptual portrait photographer and creative director Daniel Adams describes himself as an adventure enthusiast. With the powerful messages he brings to life, it’s no wonder his “Why Is Your English So Good?” series made noise online. Recently, he did his first editorial and cover shoot for Tatler Malaysia’s February 2023 Cover Story featuring Kim Hock Su, the curator of one of Malaysia’s first Michelin restaurants, Restaurant Au Jardin. Check out his website to see more of his works.
Born in 1984, visual artist Nadirah Zakariya draws inspiration “through her non-specific geographical upbringing.” She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and has been published in internationally known publications, such as The New York Times and Vogue Italia. What’s most inspiring about her, though, is how she brings awareness to her skin condition through her vitiligo self-portraits. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
Portrait and lifestyle photographer Chan Sze Yuin describes herself as “a 9-6 corporate slave with a creative mind.” Photography may be a side hustle for her now, but this initially unplanned venture has become her means of self-discovery. “A camera was lying around at home, and I just took photographs and discovered my true calling,” she was quoted as saying in an interview with TheSun on Dec. 1, 2020.
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