Taking photos of everyday situations while preserving the dignity of the subject is what makes M.A.M08 special. A strong photographer who really takes you by the hand and will let you have a look into his world. His mostly black and white work has a strong cinematographic feel to it what sucks you into the image. From his observing point of view he is consistent in portraying the delicacy of life with enough grace and respect that makes it comfortable to watch. We had a chat with this good spirited creative who has gained the respect he deserves from the flickr community and industry.
“My picture must talk..it will transmit the story. Photography is a series of life cycles that never end.”
Who’s the person behind the photos?
I am actually a medical officer working in a Private Hospital , here in Kuala Lumpur . Malaysia. Graduated in Medical Imaging and Applied Science. When I was in college , I started to take photo of my colleagues especially during our outing or outdoor activities..then I realized that photography is the only media that can be understand liberally..without any border. They seems to love many of my photos.
What got you into photography, and what makes you keep on doing it?
The reflections of real life that demonstrate the real values and sentiments in our life..My picture must talk..it will transmit the story. Photography is a series of life cycles that never end.
If we’d like to trade something for a photo you made, what should the CFYE delivery man bring to your door?
I never trade any of my photos.
What’s your favourite item to take on the road with you?
My small basic Ricoh ” Caplio ” GX 200.
Something really fun about me:
I am a funny guy..anything about me is funny.
Best shooting location we should check out?
The Streets of Kuala Lumpur.
Tell us about your work as a photographer, did you just picked up a camera and educate yourself?
First , I learned how to compose..then I will make sure my camera have a battery and then the most important element is the existence of light and the right click at the right time.Make sure your hand is stable.
What’s your camera setup?
Aperture priority . Manually set up.
How does your environment react on you taking your camera everywhere and shooting all the time?
They never react since I am the one who will react and adapt myself according to their nature and situation.
What’s the strangest thing that ever happened to you when you were out shooting photos?
Once you are ” into it ” ..then for me that is something strange.
Who is your favourite movie/gaming/cartoon character?
I don’t admire any unrealistic character.
Which artist would you like to work with?
Abbas . An Iranian photographer from Magnum Photo.
If you could fill a swimming pool with something, what would it be?
Peace and Love , can you help me on that?
Favourite city, and coolest thing about it?
Balik Pulau , Penang Island . Malaysia. I was born there.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Expect the unexpected.