Opening night of my joint exhibition with Jaeger Le-Coultre and Leica

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Last night was the grand opening party for my exhibition of fine art watch photography at Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pending any unforeseen changes, the images should be up for the next month on the first (Adorn) floor, and were co-sponsored by Jaeger Le-Coultre and Leica. Some images from the launch party follow.

For my KL readers, I’ll also be on radio – a short interview – on Friday, 4th May at 1.45pm on BFM 88.9. For everybody else, there’s a podcast on MT

Sorry, no POTD today – was trying to rush these out for today’s post.

Some images courtesy KH Yeo (D700, 24/1.4) and myself (M9-P, 35/1.4 ASPH FLE).

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With George Wong from Leica.

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The entrance

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Arrival of Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism, Dato Ng Yen Yen

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Jaeger Le-Coultre CEO Jerome Lambert shows Dato Ng Yen Yen around the exhibition

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Signing the big print.

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L-R: Yours truly, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (MD, YTL Group), Jerome Lambert (CEO, Jaeger Le-Coultre), Dato Ng Yen Yen (Minister of Tourism), Dr. Rolf Lenz (Swiss Ambassador to Malaysia), Sunil Kaul (Leica Asia-Pacific MD)

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Showing Jerome Lambert the setup used to shoot the images

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Private tour for Alexis Delaporte (JLC Asia-Pacific MD) and Jerome Lambert

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  1. Brilliant Works!

  2. parameteres says:

    Congrats! Well done. I hope to drop by the exhibit before end of this month. Btw strange they serve fresh coconut for the opening 🙂

    • Thanks! The landlord is being a bit difficult, so it’s only staying up for another week and a half – so if you make it down, please do so soon!

  3. Gustavo says:

    Amazing Ming! Congratulations!

  4. Great work MIng! Maybe one day you can exhibit your work here in Manila. Lots of horologists here as well who would appreciate your marvelous work.

  5. Hi Ming, Congrats! Cracking suit you wore; looks like a good Moire test candidate for your new D800E. LOL


    • Haha thanks Tim. It’s definitely crisper, but there’s also clear moire (as expected). I’ve got a great tailor here btw – if you’re ever in KL, let me hook you up.

  6. All i can say is, HOLY MING! 🙂

    Grats, buddy. I look forward to the guided tour this weekend.

  7. phil o says:

    By the look of the photos ,the opening was a grand affair and a smashing success. Congratulations, you earned it.

  8. Robert Stark says:

    Adding my thoughts to the many others, congratulations for the much deserved recognition of your excellent work.

  9. All I have to say is: congratulations!
    I’m a big fan of your work and I loved to see (even by the internet) the big prints with huge quality.

  10. Congratulations, will try to visit next time I am back in KL !

  11. Ming – it looks like a wonderful exhibition and from the photos of the opening night, everything had gone well. Congratulations 🙂

  12. Pete Saunders says:

    Contratulations Ming! Really a fantastic job and display. Proud to know you. 🙂

  13. Congratulations!

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