Today is the last day of the semester and final semester exams will be starting next two weeks. I'm already finished all of the assignments and the only things that I need to do - Studying for the exam.
This time I want to talk about the KL Photo Creator of the Year contest which was held during KLPF 2012 last two weeks at MidValley, Kuala Lumpur. As I mentioned in the previous post, I was one of the selected finalists for the judging event that took place that time. But due to the time and distance constraints, I had to pull of from the competition. The winner was this guy - Mohd Azlan Mohd Latib (known as The Minister). I added him recently on Facebook and took some time looking through his timeline, especially pictures that he made. Honestly, he deserved it to be the winner.
As for me, I was so lucky to be listed as the finalist, considering that I was the youngest among the finalists. And the series that I submitted was pretty crap and does not has any specific concept and message to be conveyed through - It's pretty general unlike the others that were so prominent.
Well, cut it off now. Since I wasn't given a chance to present my series of works in front of the judges during that event, I will write it here. So, here it goes:
Details About Myself:
My name is Mohd Nadly Aizat Bin Mohd Nudri. Currently 24 years old, I come from Taiping, Perak but now studying in Palmerston North, New Zealand. I spent almost 4 years here doing degree in chemical engineering at Massey University, which is to be completed by end of this year. I started doing photography since 2009 and found it really exciting. I love shooting landscape, sports, street and architecture pictures. I love and admire landscape works by David Noton, Trey Ratcliff, and Ansel Adams. Not to forget the photojournalism series from Henri Cartier Bresson, Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. Apart from photography, I love reading and travelling around the country during my free time. If I were given chance and enough motivation, I would like to be a photojournalist myself and put aside the engineering career.
People Living In The City.
I named my work series as “People Living in the City”. Basically, what I am trying to convey in this series is the daily life and routine of the people who are living in the city. The hecticness of the city cannot be told enough in form of stories. The situations are unique to each other and subjective. Noise coming out from the people, cars and surrounding really annoying but for some people, this is the place to earn for their living. The interesting part of photograph is the ability of capturing a scene which was unintended to be captured. In the city, anything could happened instantly and unintentional. What I am trying to achieve by this series is that I could be able to “freeze” few of these moments to be seen by the viewers forever.
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The Street Preacher. Disclaimer - I am not promoting any particular religion through this image.
Towards Each Other.
Main Street Terminal.
That's all for now. Thanks for your time.