Yeah! Welcome 2008 - Gong Xi Fa Cai for my Chinese friends.

Devoted husband | Graphic Designer | Hedonist

When I decide to indulge in photography, my Crumpler bag comprises of:

Canon EOS 30D
24-70mm f/2.8 | 50mm f/1.4 | 30mm f/1.4 | 10-20mm f/4-5.6
430ex Speedlite

My desk:

Adobe Photoshop & InDesign CS3 for Mac
Apple iMac 24" (saw the whiter side of life a few months ago)

'I adore the creative process as much as I enjoy life - which are two things I'll be concentrating on for now'

My favourite quote from Ansel Adams

'When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence'

Currently learning to speak Malaysian (Bahasa) which will also hopefully get me by in Indonesia as well.

In my (best) Malay:

Pengalman saya di Pinang begitu menyeronokkan
(I had a fantastic time in Penang)

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  • Windows of the Museum II by Devar
  • The Urbanphotographers Stairs by Devar
  • Shem & Jazz - Light is Love by Devar
  • P2P: Standoff by Devar
  • P2P: Reviewing a Portrait by Devar

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    theurbannexus says:

    "This man's work compels one to stop for a while and listen to what he has to say. He communicates through his work a great sense of humanity and awareness of what people call 'the human condition'. From urban backstreets to portrait shots (that spring alive), I find true beauty shines through in Shem's work. He communicates his aims well and these shine through to the viewer. When he does this well, it makes us consider his viewpoint and reevaluate our own.

    I also rather like Shem's ability to present work in a unique manner - be it tones, colours or perspective, his work and processing precision has a timeless feel that is both alluring and powerful."

    March 21st, 2007

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    sengsta says:

    "Shem takes great photographs but, more importantly, transforms them into mystical, glowing artefacts that burn with a unique light of their own through his remarkable post-processing skills. Whether they be portraits, landscapes, still life or images of buildings, Shem's compositions assume a life of their own, communicating stories and emotions through a complex combination of colour, tone, hue and grading. You cannot tear your eyes away from his images."

    May 17th, 2006

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