I am a Mechanical Engineer by profession and have been practicing in this field since 1999. Photography, on the other hand, is my passion and journey and has by far, changed my perspective in life. Photography is my sanctuary from life's little pains of harsh reality. Portraying the world is my passion. I live in Southeast Asia. I am a dedicated Filipino hobbyist photographer. I photograph, I walk, I wander and wonder. Photography is a universal language and I seek to captivate, share my world, my vision, my appreciation for all the beauty God created all around us. And most of all, I shoot to preserve memories - - - memories that I also print so that it can be shared in the generations to come.

All pictures in my photostream are copyright © 2009-2018 Rik Amar. All rights reserved. My images may not be used or reproduced in any way without my permission. If you'd like to use one of my images for any reason, please contact me at shutterwideshut@yahoo.com.

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Some of my work are showcased in the following links:

The calmness before the storm by Shutter wide shut
When in Panglao by Shutter wide shut

Into the dreamland by Shutter wide shut

The Helix Bridge at Marina Bay Sands by Shutter wide shut


A sunrise from the past by Shutter wide shut

Alone in the sunset by Shutter wide shut


My Favorite Photography Quotations:

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams

A camera, no matter how many features it may have, is a lifeless piece of equipment until a person uses it. It then becomes a uniquely responsive tool---an extension of the photographer's eye and mind.
--- Grolliers Encyclopedia

Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
--- Walker Evans

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June 2010
Manila, Philippines
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Male and Taken
Petrochemical Plant Operations
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