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It's always nice to do a story close to home so I was delighted when asked to photograph 36 Hours : Penang for the New York Times. (Go here for the slideshow).
Assignments always push me to do a little more, like knock on complete stranger's door at 8:00am to ask if I can take a photo (above) from their window.
..or to climb on to a fishing boat to see what I can see..
..but mostly it is about trying to see the place with the eyes of a visitor. ..
..scenes that I might sometimes take for granted..
But there really is so much cool stuff here that I'm still finding new things about the place. And the best part is that it seems to still be getting better.
For more Penang check out past work in the NYT here as well as a 'self assigned' series 'My Penang',
or take a musical tour here.
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Awesome Photos. Every single one of them. No wonder you get assignments from the NYT!!
Snippets of Thyme |
February 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM
I LOVE that 1st photo that you taken!!! This photo really does show off the beauty of the mosque and onion shape domes!!! Looks like i got more to learn!!!
Great job David!!!
YatYuen Eddie Lim |
February 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Snippets - It's always a privilege to work with them. I'm lucky to have had the opportunity.
Eddie - Don't we all have something to learn! I knocked on 4-5 doors before someone answered and let me in to photograph. Fortunately the uncle on the bicycle came by fairly soon so I could make the photo. This was shot with a 35mm which meant I could only shoot vertical to get the mosque in frame. Wish I would have also brought a wider lens to get a horizontal shot. Next time, I guess.
February 11, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Please feature the Nyonya Cultural Heritage. Cuisine. Architecture. Clothes. Beaded slippers. History. Thanks.
Edythe Kohler |
May 11, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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