I have been away from KL for a week, shooting a wedding assignment at Perth, Western Australia. It has been a fruitful trip, the shooting went well, and I did have some spare time for myself to roam around freely. Therefore, short shutter therapy session in Perth happened, and on top of that, I have eaten more awesome Perth food than I should. Special thanks to Khee Hwa and Ee Ling (and families) for hosting me and Fred, providing us such warm hospitality and making sure our stay was enjoyable.
For those of you newcomers to this blog of mine, it is an interesting fact that my blog here was actually born in Perth, back in my university days, starting with an intention to record moments and memories. This blog, before it mutated into a photography-centric site, was a personal online journal, detailing my life and adventures. Perth is a place of significance to me, I graduated with an engineering degree here and I have made so many wonderful friends and collected uncountable beautiful memories along the way. There will always be a special place in my heart for Perth. I have always wanted to come back to Perth to shoot on the streets, and this time I did, though the shooting hours were shorter than I wanted.
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 or PEN E-PL5, and lenses Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8, 45mm F1.8 or Panasonic 14mm F2.5
Sunset at Cottesloe Beach
This is an actual assignment shot, and I decided to show it here because it really shows the beautiful Perth sky during sunset. I have spent countless hours in Perth beaches lying down on the soft white sand, looking deep into the impossibly blue sky.
Walking on Water
Water activities are huge part of Perth culture, and it is always a joy to be out there enjoying the blue waters. Dolphins actually do swim into these blue rivers.
Portrait of a Stranger
Oh of course I would attack the strangers here too!
Wooden Storage at the Docks
Hay Street Mall
Having A Ciggy
Just outside the Fremantle Market, a must go place in the weekends.
Steps and Lines
Portrait of Strangers 2
I wish Malaysia has more of these amazing artwork on the walls!
I like how at many places there are street performers, and they are actually pretty good!
Is it not nice to have music to go along your haircut?
A Random Nice Building at Fremantle
Perth Night Skyline view from Mill Point Road
Little Creature's Kitchen.
This dude was such a sport, he actually flipped the bread dough up high for me! Unfortunately I had my 45mm F1.8 lens which was way too tight to have that shot.
Pizza in the making
Japanese food is actually very good in Perth
Coffee and cake.
Meat, Meat and MORE MEAT
Vietnamese Combination Hofun Soup
Tiamo Coffee, so good I can die on the spot
Spaghetti Carbonara, the best I have tasted at Tiamo's, Nedlands
Dim Sum for Lunch with Deep Fried Squid
Little Creature's French Frieds, quite good actually!
Bright Ale, Little Creatures
I miss Little Creatures already
Hippo Creek, Lion Kill
Cicerello, WA's best Fish and Chips
Since my main purpose of this Perth trip was that wedding assignment I mentioned, here is a sneak peek into what is to come. It was indeed a privillege to shoot amazing friends, Khee Hwa and Ee Ling. Thanks for having me as your official photographer (alongside Frederick Yap) and I had a great time shooting your beautiful wedding.
I wish the both of you, Khee Hwa and Ee Ling abundant blessings from the Lord and be happy always!