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6 Photographers From Malaysia You Need to Know About

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Sarah Anne Lee
Updated: 17 May 2017

With the increasing foray into digital and modern visual arts, talented photographers have been emerging all over the world. Malaysia‘s diversity has also helped produce a growing range of photographers and film artists capturing big moments, landscapes, food and all other beautiful sights the world has to offer. From high professional stills to social media sides, discover more about six of these immensely talented visual artists.

Ian Teh

This Malaysian-based photographer has had much international success, among which was his highly acclaimed visual documentary of China during its pre-industrialism era and how the boom had thoroughly changed its landscape and life. With his flair for rendering everyday life into artistic stills containing social, environmental and political undertones, Ian Teh is a noted professional, having been featured internationally and through conducting masterclasses in the industry.

Jeremy Teo

A longtime local visual artist, Jeremy Teo has a very creative eye for the world around him. Discover Malaysia anew through his drone shots or up close and personal macro stills showcasing parts of the homeland and refill your wanderlust through his seemingly simplistic but visually pleasing feed. A key member of The Spacemen Sdn Bhd, Teo has been part of many popular locally-produced media, having produced a range of music and event videos.

Take some time to stop, reflect and be thankful today.

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Sanjit Das

A critically acclaimed documentary visual artist, Sanjit Das travels the world to preserve the beauty of other cultures about their daily life through his lense. Both traditional and modern lifestyles are featured stunningly, bringing normality to new levels of artfulness. Popular for documenting India, parts of South Asia and motherland Malaysia, Das has found international fame having his work published by many big brands including TIME and Rolls-Royce.

Drying laundry. #india #laundry #teenage #boys #indiaphotoproject

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Trisha Toh

Possessing a brilliant eye for color, Trisha Toh can make even all white objects appear fascinating in a photograph, showing how even the simplest aspects of life are beautiful and to be appreciated. A professional food stylist, Toh presents painstakingly put together pictures of cuisine and travels, demonstrating her talent for the visual arts. She may just be on the beginnings of her career, but already shows promising expertise in framing.

YS Ting

A budding photographer with a penchant for all things framed in a visually pleasing manner, YS Ting successfully caters to aesthetic tastes, showcasing great attention to detail and color to perfection. With the added touch of a dreamy outlook on life, it is almost hard to believe that most of his photos are from familiar locations all over the world. From fashion to food, to performances to scenery, Ting offers a break from the bold and flashy to present the softer yet equally captivating phases of living.

Zaidy Ramly

With a penchant for adrenaline-fueled shots, Zaidy Ramly captures Kuala Lumpur like no other photographer, braving heights for that perfect skyline frame. An independent urban photographer, Ramly prides in showcasing Malaysia’s urban subculture and its diversity through beautifully focused shots, capturing the essence of people and places.

@fai.sehhh #TeamCozy

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