Quick shots from my ‘Diametric Opposites: East and West’ exhibition


For those who can’t make it to my exhibition for geographic or logistical reasons but would like to have a look anyway, I went back after the opening party (covered well by fellow Malaysian photographer Robin Wong here) to get a few images of the exhibition. There are a few thrown in from the evening, though I admit I was too busy talking to people to do much documenting. I have to say a huge thank you to Leica – especially George Wong and Johann Effendy for organizing things – and of course our host, the owner of the Leica Starhill store – Raymond from Keat Camera. I’m also touched by the support of everybody who turned up for the party – I think over 80 in the end, we were expecting 20-30…hope you all had a great evening, I know I certainly did – enjoy! MT

Coda: The images were shot over several years with a mix of M8/ M9-P, NOT the new M as the internet seems to be speculating. That would be impossible, seeing as Thaipusam 2013 hasn’t happened yet, and there was no new M in February 2012 when the most recent images were shot.









Our host, Raymond – owner of the Leica Store Starhill and Keat Camera

Yours truly: never use a self-timer portrait.

Peter Tan and Wesley Wong of Giclee Art, the printmaster responsible for the images




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  1. were the photos of THIS EVENT taken with the M240? not your actual exhibition photos.

  2. Helge Drange says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to your M240 review!

  3. Amazing!! The color series seems to be incredible! Congratulations!

  4. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
    I wish I had the time to come and visit your exhibition. It would be an honor to meet you and see you in person.
    I can see the day that we will see your achievements in Leica’s Hall of Fame


    • Thank you. It’ll still be on for another month, so please do take a look. Let me know before you come and I’ll try to join you if I am available.

  5. Fantastic, you should be very proud of your acievments, well done!

  6. GREGORIO Donikian says:

    Im really happy for You !!! Enjoy your succes !!!


  7. Ming, Congratulations!!! Well deserved. If I had ben any where near I would have been there for sure. Would love to meet you and see so many wonderful prints. Best Wishes – Eric

  8. xahonline says:

    Congratulations Ming! Your blog is one of my favorites and your photos an inspiration.

  9. Congratulations again Ming Thein !! Those are some pretty amazing shots on prints. It was a privilege to be there. Thanks for the blog link !

  10. I am in awe of all your images with well-thought out compositions. Congratulations. Btw, are the fifth and sixth images similar?

  11. Ross Hong Kong says:

    Congratulations!!!! Sorry to have missed it. Ross


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