I’ve been busy lately with model shooting, I’m not making any commercial or shoot for the money but just hanging out with a bunch of photographers sharing ideas and thought about photography, most of our models this times or most of the times are teenagers, Myspace or Friendster kind of things, a little bit awkward for me to shoot them because I was a little bit on the “older” side and most of my friends too. But in the end we are having fun, just don’t ask me to go out and take a street demonstration shot that will “change the world”, I was referring to the world “scenario” at the moment, those things happen even when I wasn’t even born yet and nothing gonna change that period. Back to the photo shoot above, actually I was taking that shot in some of black alley that was everywhere in the world you can find it but this one is on a safe area, in fact a lot of people come and go here, there are also people stop from their track just to have a look at what we are trying to do, in the end we are having fun…
© 2009 Wazari Wazir | A Man From Punjab, India
I met this man while I was busy doing an assignment around Brickfields Kuala Lumpur, actually he is working at a Restaurant not too far away from a Monorail Station. He can hardly speak any Malay but he can speak well in English. We have our breakfast at his working place, just a “Roti Canai and Teh Tarik” a very simple Malaysian morning breakfast. He said he came from Punjab India.
I forgot to ask his name, but definitely I will come here again and maybe again. He is friendly guy, easy going and not too shy to be photograph, in fact he insist to be photograph. So I took the opportunity to take a few quick shot of him because I don’t want to interfere with his work taking order from his customer.
He said he was a wedding photographer back home in India, I wish I could spent more time chatting with him but I’ve other works to do. I want to learn more about him, who knows, I might get a chance to go to India someday, at least I’ve a contact person to show me around and most importantly to share the same passion, photography.
© 2009 Wazari Wazir | Family Portrait | Kuala Lumpur
© 2009 Wazari Wazir | Family Portrait | Kuala Lumpur
This is a photo shoot taken just next to Masjid jamek LRT Station, the building is OCBC Bank. I like the lighting here and beautiful perspective. On the left side of My Wife and My Son is a busy road main road, so it is not a very good idea to let my son running freely here, let it be in My Wife comfort zone, the weather was not so good either, rain most of the time. Usually people take a portrait of their family at the park or garden but it is too common and I don’t really like the idea, I did a couple of shot in the garden or local park but I was more interested to take a picture of my son and wife in the crowded area or where I can find a beautiful background and lighting.
© 2009 Wazari Wazir | A Portrait
I really enjoy any type of photography especially when it involve human, I like doing a portrait photography, a pretty lady, baby or even an older person. This photo session actually was organize by friend of mine, he like to be called just CHOT, thanks a lot my friend for the invitation, even thought the light and weather was not very good for a photo shoot we did go through and make the best that we can do. It is a challenge when doing a photo shoot in the outdoor simply because we can’t predict the weather.
Most of people that I’ve photograph is not a professional model, they just a friends of another friends and get recommendation from other friends as well. We just wan’t to have fun along the way, sharing our passion and also our knowledge with a newbie. I think we learn a lot by practicing on the field rather than just read a book or some online tutorial, it is not the same, reading and doing it practically.
We are not taking picture of a building but a human who have an emotion to be taken into consideration and not to mention people along the way or along the road that just watch what we are doing, we must have a thick skin to do it in a very crowded area, we must be prepared to get on the ground, to get our hand, camera and our cloth collect dirt in order for us to get a great picture. Don’t bother with what other people are thinking, they just don’t know what we have captured with our awkward angle and positioning. Only the photographers know…
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My son face when he get angry, actually he is not really that angry, I just put him on a higher ground to photograph him, he move a lot these days, very hard for me to get a decent picture of him, so I decided to put him on a higher ground, where he can’t move freely and I take a picture of him, the light was not very good, I need to be quick to photograph him or I’m not going to have a nice 1st Jan 2009 picture of him, “Nice” picture to me does not mean that I want to have a smiling face but a great expressive picture, a memorable one, something that does not stop when the moment is freeze, like this one above, the action does not stop there, I’m just capturing “in between action” if I can say that.
I will always continue doing my very best to take a picture of my son, I love to travel and love to explore new things and new frontier, and while I was busy doing my homework to determine where I should go or travel to, I will photograph my son, no matter how hard it is… 🙂