Biography

 

Andy was born in the beautiful city of Kuching and brought up in a humble family. He fell in love with the art of photography when he was working as a volunteer onboard the humanitarian vessel, MV Doulos. He is self-taught in the art of photography. Learning from all that he had which is Nikon camera catalogs and UK photography magazines from the 1960s. He started shooting with film back in 1997 with his first fully manual film camera which cost only RM 899.00 the Nikon FM10 + manual kit lens Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5-5.6. Couldn't afford a flash he shot everything on available light until he borrowed a really old manual Minolta flash a year later which only has the setting of Low and High power output. With that he shot numerous actual wedding days, corporate events and fashion shows. From there he saved up and bought more used equipment, mostly manual focus lenses.

"Back then the only film I could afford was the Agfa VISTA ISO200 which cost RM 6.00 a roll for 36 frames. To me every click counts! 

In 2008, after enjoying his profession as his hobby in an oil and gas corporation for over 4 years as systems engineer and telecommunication analyst, he is now focusing on his career as a professional photographer. Andy is currently based in Kuala Lumpur and has done countless assignments that range from the mundane to the spectacular, including local and overseas weddings, beauty pageants, international conventions, international music festivals and concerts, international clubbing events, editorial assignments around the region for numerous magazines and international clients; from Los Angelas, Miami, New York, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong to Jakarta the list is long.

Andy is an accredited photographer with United States Press Agency and registered member of Nikon Professional Services.

Photo credit : Dwayne Foong