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Photo-Essay: Nocturna Tokyo

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by Authors: Khairil Faizi Abdul Majid

Tokyo, known as the most expensive city until recently overtaken by our neighbour Singapore.

Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō?, “Eastern Capital”) (Japanese: [toːkʲoː], English /ˈtoʊki.oʊ/, About this sound listen (help·info)), officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to?),[5] is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan.[6] Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the most populous metropolitan area in the world.[7] It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.[8] Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture (東京府 Tōkyō-fu?) and the city of Tokyo (東京市 Tōkyō-shi?). Source – Wikipedia.

This series is mostly centred around Akihabara on one of my night rambling in the big Metropolitan. Most of the shots were taken around 8.00pm – 10.00pm – thus being called Nocturna Tokyo (Tokyo Night). I have to catch the last train to Hachioji at the Shinjuku Station before 11.00pm. Most shots were observation of the crowd and street scene. But most importantly, it is safe and the Metro is always full of human interest.


Photo-Essay: Pudu Market On Film

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by Authors: Khairil Faizi Abdul Majid

Pudu Market situated in the South Eastern direction from the Kuala Lumpur epi-centre is a well established and historical market. With its busy activities and large crowd it is a buzzed with people doing their daily household need shopping. A traditional buying that is still essential and much needed nowadays.

Although contemporary shopping mall is threatening it’s existence, Pudu Market still remain a strong attraction. The traditional meet and greet together with the price haggling and personal attention from the buyer and seller is a fresh experience from the service and paying counter of the “modern” mall. I still prefer this kind of traditional environment compared to the bulk buying/selling mall.

Its charm and hustle and bustle is a great appeal to me as a photographer. With the added bonus of it being close to my apartment, it soon become my favourite shooting place. Because every day presents a different experience shooting at the Pudu Market.