Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Loh Soo Mui.
Where do you come from?
I’m from Malaysia Being the second generation locally born Malaysia Chinese whose grandfather immigrated from China ,I was brought up in Chinese education background when small, with an inexplicable liking for Chinese literature, paintings and philosophy.
What do you think gives you your unique view of the world?
I am a landscape photographer and have taken countless landscape works. For me, nature is full of harmony and tranquility. I think every scene is different in the eyes of different photographers. A camera is an instrument that projects this intuition as what is seen by eyes. As such , I believe that every single photograph we take projects what we perceive about this world .Similarly, I get to understand this world through my camera.
What do you prefer project based approach or single shots following wider topic?
I rarely shoot works on one theme. Most of the time I work on single pictures. I will always be taking photos as long as there is a theme that touches or attracts me. But whether it is a series of theme photography or a single photography, it must be the photographer who expresses his views or feelings about the world.
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
I think time and finding your own personal style is not directly relevant. Style refers to an artist’s thinking, life and artistic literacy, etc. As a photographer, not only mastering equipment and photography skills, Rather, he can observe life and the world from his own unique angle, and then express it concretely through the tools of the camera in his hand. This is a creative personality, a way of expressing through thought and inner emotions, everyone is different, are unique.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What keeps you going?
I have been working in photography for almost 5 years. Through scenery photogaraphy, I discover the beauty and power of Mother Nature. The energy so inspired by such primitive faces of nature has a strong link to human lives, producing a direct impact to our hearts. Photography is not just a hobby, but a tool to express my inner emotions. I am always inspired by the nature. As a landscape photographer, besides capturing the momentary beauty, it is more important to bring the touch of the photographer’s heart to the world and to warm people’s hearts.
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