Here is a little bit story about us
I believe, Earth without art is Eh.
Born in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia in 1983 and was growing up in Benut, Pontian, Johor. Now live in Kuala Lumpur since 2007 when I built a career as a Broadcast Engineer by profession. However, I do like arts very much since my childhood time.
I reckon myself as a Right-Brain person (love arts and creativity works), however I was growing up in a Left-Brain environment (study and work in technical & engineering system). Continued my study in Technic School in Batu Pahat for upper level of secondary School on Civil Engineering course.
Then, I pursuit my study to Kolej Mara Kulim, Kedah in matriculation before qualified to University Technology of Malaysia in Skudai, Johor Bahru on Degree in Engineering (Hons) Electric & Electronic major in Telecommunication.
When I was a young boy, I always represented my school for an arts and drawing competition. I participated in many drawing and colouring competition in some magazines. There were many times also I could see my drawing featured in some magazines and named as prize winners or some consolation prize winners. I was dreaming about to succeed in arts industry. However, my parents wanted me to pursuit my study in science and engineering, then I had to put aside all my interest to obey all their wishes. Such a good boy I am right? Hehe.
My interest in arts is still alive in my heart. Photography and art is just a hobby which I had left long time ago. One more thing that I remember when I was a young boy, I always amazed how beautiful the picture view that I could see from a landscape images shown on a calendar that hang over at the wall in my parent house. I set a dream that someday I would like to take a photo as beautiful as those picture that I saw.
In 2011, with a basic knowledge of operating a camera, I went to a Cameron Highland, just to take some photos as I remember that I saw from that calendar picture. When I checked all photos taken from the computer, I was very disappointed. It does not even close to the picture that I could imagine.
From that moment, I started looking for a photography class to learn how to handle all the unknown button and function in a camera. Then in May 2014, I joined for Basic Manual DSLR Classes event that had been held in Malacca.
Travelling is my pleasure and I love to do it at least once or twice in a year. It's refreshing to go to a new place and having a new adventure experience and going out of our daily routine in life.
In Sep 2014, I started to join a travelling trip where the first ever photography trip was to Guilin, China. The trip was together with a knowledge guided by some big person in Photography Industry. They were Shamshahrin Shamsudin, Syibli Fakih & Cikgu Ain.
A few months later, I was contacted by Nikon Asia where they were interested to purchased my photos that taken during my Guilin Trip. I was very excited. It never crossed in my mind that I could make money from my photography hobby. Since then, it trigger my passion higher and I started to be a little bit serious in photography.
Then, I can see a lot of enjoyment in photography when I got to know many more variety in genre available in photography such as portraiture, landscape, human interest, street photography and travel photography.
With a combination of these two passion in photography and travel, I created this website gallery with blog and I hope to share something useful to others about a journey through my lens.
Since then, I joined more classes in photography, to explore more about photography sector available in the market. I found that I am interested more in Travel, Human Interest, Landscape & Street Photography.
I was also expanding my knowledge by joining some course for videography and some production works. It really useful for me to add more value in my creativity artworks.
Nowadays, I do freelance Travel Photographer, Travel Planner, Tour Leader, & Videographer around the world. Tell me where you want your photo to be taken at, I will make a dream picture of your vacation become a reality.
It's my nick name, when I'm on photography duty.
Private Trip to all around Turkey, 4000km distance self driving, covering Bursa, Alacati, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia Trabzon, Camlihemsin & Istanbul.
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Sweden & Norway in Northern Region, Lapland for Rarecation 167th Edition
Travel to Annapurna Base Camp
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Iceland & England for Rarecation 135th Edition
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Iceland & England for Rarecation 130th Edition
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Germany, Czech Republic & Austria for Rarecation 130th Edition
Travel Photographer for Private Trip to Italy covering Rome, Cinque Terre, Florence & Milan
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Switzerland for Rarecation 114th Edition
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Netherland, Austria, Germany & Czech Republic for Rarecation 60th Edition
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Sweden & Norway in Northern Region, Lapland for Rarecation 55th Edition
Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Germany, Czech Republic & Austria for Rarecation 40th Edition
Assistant Travel Planner & Travel Photographer to Switzerland for Rarecation 30th Edition
Photocamp to South Europe covering Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic & Slovenia.
Travel Photography Trip to Bromo Indonesia
Travel Photography Trip to Semporna Sabah
Photocamp to India
Photocamp to Guilin, China
Artworks published in Malaysian Travel Magazine LIBUR for my photography journey to Annapurna Base Camp
Invited as Speaker to UiTM Penang for Mobile Photography Talk & Course for Faculty of Travel, UiTM Penang.
Finalist Top 12 Photography contest Air Asia 15 Years Anniversary.
Invited to PAMERAN 'FOTO KEMBARA DUNIA' World Travel Photo
Invited to Exhibition of World Travel Poscard, in Galeri Seni MaTic, Malaysia Tourism & Culture.
Won Top 20 Photography Contest organized by Greenpeace & Eyeem blog origin in Berlin, Germany.
Invited to artwork exhibition in World Travel Photo Exhibition Langkawi
Artwork Purchased & Published by Nikon Photo Asia School of India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and around Asian Countries
Artwork in Guilin, published in official website Nikon Asia titled: Humble Beginnings
Artworks published in EyeEm official Blog, a photography organizer and community based in Berlin Germany
Trainer for Basic Photography & Video Class in University Technology Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, UTHM
MOHD KHAIRUL HAFIZ
Travel Planner, Photographer
DR. NOORUL LINDA SURAYA
Former Broadcast Engineer,
Bachelor in Engineering Electric & Electronic Telecommunication (B.Eng)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai Johor
Former Reseacher & Tutor in USM
Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech)
Master in Science (MSc.)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Natural Fibers & Polymer
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang