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About the Photographer

Borned in Penampang Sabah and currently residing in Sandakan Sabah, he started his photography as a hobby back then in 2007. That hobby quickly turn into passion as he ventures more into the world full of artistic where only limited by one's mind and imagination. Born under the sign of Gemini, he simply love to add different elements and ideas to create a different world with his lenses.

Working with Malaysia Airlines added extra advantages to be in different part of the world and captures the beautiful architectural and cultures and instill them in his trusted lense. It also added another big advantages as capturing once in a lifetime moments in different part of the world would be possible and less charged..

Happily married, his wife also shares the beautiful art of photography and has since became his sidekicks in events or even simply any outing. Together they became a great partner in crime and added more colourful touches with her faminine touch and his artistic eyes.

To sum up it all, they simply put life in their photography and hope you became a part of it too.

God bless ...

".. Thank you for believing. Photography is about what the eyes captures, the emotions that the heart felt and finally embedding all of it in a photograph. Now thats what photography is all about..."

Aldrian Willon

Your's Truly... Aldrian Willon

Your's Truly... Aldrian Willon

Why too much knowledge will kill your photography...

Picture taken at Manila Philipine. This church are made from pure steel!

You may be taken aback with the title of this post, but please read through and you just might understand what I am trying to share.

In my journey i've met a lot of fellow photographers that I have seen been nurtured and have grown and transformed themselves from a nobody to somebody in the world of photography. I can say however that i'm not fully surprise as I have seen them when they just started to pick up their camera's and already have shown a very high potential and you can see the gift of an artistic eyes in them. However there are some who have become drown in these field and end up not only loosing their artistic sense but also have become from good to bad to worse in their photography.

I met a young passionate guy who started way earlier than me. In fact, it was him that have brought me into this world of photography myself so i do owe him a lot. I was so taken into his world everytime he talks about photography, the passion and the fire in him untill he can turn the most humble object and make it alive. His eyes will wonder all the time looking around him, sensing everything and like a hunter with a gun in his hand, he will point his lense and started clicking and to my amazement will always end up making a magic with it.

Destiny however made us apart and I only manage to follow his photography career through his blog. His pictures became more and more beautiful and interesting but through time it started to become too technical. Even in his blog he doesn't share the passion or the story anymore but more on technics and settings making it too complicated to understand. The picture quality surpasses normal but the feel and moment are no more to be seen in his photos.

Fate once again brought us together, and a quick chat confirmed me my greatest fear, he have lost his artistic touch. All the time he will be speaking on settings, on the figures, the formulas, the gears and so on but the passion and the fire in him have died. Photography didn't became his passion anymore but more on a career. Even when I ask him about how he look on certain objects, he will be talking from the technical point of view. A good handshake ends our meeting but in my mind I do miss the guy who once brought fire in me.

Fellow friends, I do hope that in search of becoming a true genuine photographer, please don't let those overly technical aspect kills of the passion and the artistic eye in you. I can see a lot of fellow photographer nowadays who opt for the settings rather than the story behind some great pictures and the growing frustation of not getting the settings right. Remember, what right in other peoples eyes may not be right in your eyes... So rather than trying hard to impress people, impress those who truly appreciate your artwork like yourself. If you thinks it's beautiful than it is beautiful.

Leornado Da Vinci didn't went around and ask wether his artwork on Monalisa was correct... He just painted them!


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