Photography Talks and Presentations, KLCC

A whole afternoon of photography talks and presentations on 3 different photography mediums – EXPERIMENTAL, ALTERNATIVE and MOBILE PHONE photography.


Come and enjoy them for just RM30 for all 3 talks.

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
by Mohd Azlan Mam

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
by Aqmal Hadi Shapee & Yoong Kean of F64

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
by Adi Arfan Mikhail


By Mohd Azlan Mam

Azlan will be presenting slides and talk about his fine art series “Emocratic Republic”. Azlan describes “Emocratic” as a piece of music and a melody, like a sonata and its own concerto. Through this silent opus of composition, we move within the stream of lyrical, poetic, and humanistic visions – melodic yet silent. This symphony is about something but nothing. It is not saying anything – [ mute ]. To Azlan this republic is bigger than any declaration, expression and the right to speak.

Mohd Azlan Mohd Talib aka Mohd Azlan M.A.M08 was born in Balik Pulau, Penang in 1974. He studied at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, graduated in Medical Imaging (1996), majoring in interventional Radiological procedures. He has worked in the Radiology Department, University Malaya Medical Centre and the National Heart Institute (cardiac angiographer and nuclear imaging) and currently woks as a Senior Diagnostic Radiographer in Health Scan Malaysia, a private diagnostic and medical centre. He specializes in Multi Slice CT Coronary Angiogram and Coronary Imaging.

Azlan had his formal education in Fundamentals, Basics and Principles in Photography during his undergraduate study in College of Medical Imaging, University of Malaya. He previously worked with digital photographic technology and now delves in Medium Format / Analogue photography / Experimental shots and Alternative hand tinting and painting. He is also a writer of conceptual and fine art photography for local photography magazine Fotografika.

By Aqmal Hadi Shapee and Yoong Kean

Aqmal and Yoong Khean will talk about some of the alternative photography processes and what it entails in this digital age.

Aqmal Hadi Shapee is a based in KL-based photographer, and trained as a marketing communications person in New Zealand. His interests in the visuals arts led him to photograph people and fashion, as well as shoot a few stop-motion animation videos and commercials. But his real passion lies in alternative photography. He founded”f64”, a purely analog film group in 2006, to explore the organic but creative workflow of pure photography without the restrictions of digital encumbrance. Together with a few like-minded individuals, they have made ripples in the small but vibrant photography circles of Malaysia.

He’s been to New York And London to learn more about photography, while at the same time, assisting and shooting a few fashion shoot for Maniac Magazine, a Pittsburgh based periodical. He’s also attended a few workshops by Bruce Smith, Doug Gordon and Joe DiMaggio on fashion, wedding and street photography. His work have been published in a few local magazines and graced CD covers, and he himself has been featured in a few local newspaper articles with regards to his film photography interests.

To him, creative process is a constant and he loves to travel far and wide to open up his views for new concepts and ideas. When at rest, he enjoys the local buzz in Kepong, where he lives.

Yoong Khean’s interest in photography began in 2001/02, when he was a medical student. Having developed an affinity for black & white images, he learnt the art of developing his own negatives, and hasn’t stopped since. In 2005, he had a joint exhibition with 3 other photographers, which resulted in a 2 page interview with a local photography magazine. Yoong Khean has since exhibited at the Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2008), The Print Room, Petaling Jaya (2010) and The China House, Penang (2011).

By Adi Arfan Mikhail

This talk will start with a General Overview and Tips on taking photos with mobile phone cameras, including various apps like Camera+, Hipstamatic, Instagram and getting the most out of them, sharing and posting to various social media. Adi will also touch upon thematic approaches. Next there will be a presentation of various mobile phone photography works including street, travel, and underwater photography

Adi Arfan Mikhail currently works as the Head of Content for TehTarikTV and also freelances as a photographer and animator, among many other creative jobs. He started taking photography as a serious hobby since August 2007, and started actively photographing with mobile devices since 2011. When not at work, Adi can be seen lurking around downtown with his iPhone 5 doing street photography. His other weapons of choice include the iPhone 4, iPad mini, Nokia N8, and Galaxy Nexus. He strongly believes smartphones as image documenting devices ar\nd greatly changing the photography landscape and re-defining it.

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