Where do we even begin? Years of hard work, MunKeat has been nominated as Malaysia’s Top-10 Wedding Photographers for two consecutive years now and runs a team of 6 other photographers today. With a sweet, sentimental family history revolving around photography, we still can’t really say that it runs in the family just yet. You see, MunKeat’s great grandfather and grandfather were proud owners running one of Ipoh’s oldest photography studios of their time and aptly, his siblings became avid shooters, too.
What does come to a surprise however, is the fact that MunKeat was a little bit of a late-bloomer. Although surrounded by cameras photographers all his life, he only started picking up the camera much later. Growing up with film and photographs of his grandfathers time, a lot of what he does is today is influenced by the romanticism of film photography throughout history.
"It's the IMPERFECTION of Film that Makes it a PERFECTION"
Classic and timeless, this explains how people feel a sense of nostalgia, warmth and somewhat of an added sentimental value every time they see a photograph by MunKeat. He never hesitates to go digital and film or analogue during assignments and really, you’d catch him using both all too often.
Being an avid collector with about 50 cameras in hand (and counting!) does come with its perks. What could possibly be the benefit of learning and understanding that many cameras of different brands, makes, functions and modes? Will we ever use all of them, even?
Well, that’s exactly how MunKeat is able to achieve his visually pleasing, emotionally moving photographs and pieces of art. MunKeats photography has brought him all around the world, travelling extensively from one corner of the globe to another.