Ming Thein a strong supporter of Olympus OM-D system, as well as a photographer whom I admire a lot, is having his first photography exhibition of the year at Centre for Asian Photographer, running the whole month of January 2014, and Olympus Malaysia sponsored a reception launch earlier this afternoon. It was great seeing Ming Thein exhibiting his photographs, all taken with either his Medium Format camera, or our Olympus OM-D system. This is a living testimony that Olympus OM-D system has matured and come a long way, in large print which is the ultimate test quality for any camera output, no one can successfully distinguish which photographs were taken with the medium format or Olympus OM-D! Ming Thein made an appearance, and was the star of the event. We were fortunate to have him (if you know who he is you know how extremely busy his schedule is). Here is a collection of some photographs I have taken to cover the event.
All images in this entry were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5, and M.Zuiko lenses 12mm F2, 17mm F1.8 or 45mm F1.8.
If you are in town, do check out Ming Thein's exhibition, titled Engineering Art in Metal, at Centre for Asian Photographers. For location and details about Centre for Asian Photographers, kindly visit their website here (click).
A little bit about Centre for Asian Photographers, an excerpt from their website:
"Established in 2013, The Centre for Asian Photographers is a photographic community centre for photographers based in Asia. With ambitions to help elevate the stature of photography in the region, the centre aims to provide all necessary solutions and experiences in order to holistically cultivate artistic photographers.
With a host of services ranging from photo dedicated exhibitions, fine art printing, photography-related equipment, educational workshops & talks, customized photo trips and even its own in-house magazine, the centre acts as a one stop solution for photography lovers of any skill level.
At the heart of the centre is our community cafe, run by our partner ‘Cat in the Box’ where photographers can meet other like minded individuals in a casual and comfortable environment.
The centre is entirely self-funded through its merchandise sales, educational and photographic services as well as cafe."
I personally find the place very spacious, large and suitable for hosting photography related events. The upper floor space was designed to house a gallery, with lighting and hangers for photographs on the wall. The lower floor has been built with a comfortable cafe theme, with proper barista serving coffee and other drinks. The whole space seemed very welcoming, and encourages people to come together and hang-out. I strongly encourage photographers to visit this place, check out whatever exhibition that is running at the time of visit, and just chill out. Who knows, you might even meet other amazing photographers there!
CENTRE FOR ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Here are some photographs of the venue of the Olympus Malaysia event, hosting Ming Thein's exhibition.
Here is George Wong, the founder and the man behind Centre for Asian Photographers.
John Ragai trying out my M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
MING THEIN'S PHOTO EXHIBITION: ENGINEERING ART IN METAL
Ming Thein and Wesley Wong
Mr Yong from Olympus delivering his opening remarks
Special thanks to Ming Thein and Centre for Asian Photographers for making such a wonderful event happen!