2017 has been an interesting year for me. I have stepped out of my comfort zone, I have challenged and pushed myself outside my boundaries and I finally am becoming a "real" photographer. It is also a year full of uncertainties, risk taking and making bold decisions when it comes to both my change of career direction and personal life. I cannot confidently say that I know exactly what I want in life, or know what I am fighting for. However, I know one thing, I want to gravitate more toward photography.

Photo by Matti Sulanto

Several years ago, I met this wonderful photographer, Matti Sulanto from Finland. Recently he visited Malaysia again, this time for a much longer holiday and I had the opportunity to show him around Kuala Lumpur, and shot on the streets with him. He has this awesome on-going project, one camera, one lens for one year! Using only a Sony full frame mirrorless, with a 35mm lens on it, he plans to brave the whole year with only this simple setup.

Image taken with Olympus DSLR E-1 and Zuiko Digital 50mm F2 Macro

Matti was one of the fore-runners who fought hard for the future of mirrorless cameras, and first adopters of Olympus OM-D system. He was also appointed as a Fuji X Photographer, and he has extensive connections to all manufacturers where he came from. It was indeed an honor and privilege to know him and learn from Matti, who has decades of shooting experience under his belt. I like his practical and simplistic approach to photography, something that agrees with my own style and execution.

Matti is currently travelling with his wife to all over the world, and he updates his adventures on his travel blog here! Currently they are in New Zealand, and I cannot wait to see the finished product of his one camera, one lens and one year project!

In case you have missed my recent article on Ming Thein's site, I have visited Cambodia and shot on the streets of Phnom Penh, a truly marvelous location to shoot. As usual, for articles on Ming's site, I curated my images much tighter than usual. I do still have some unpublished favourites from that series, which I am showing here.

All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS PRO

Taking a Selfie to start the journey