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


  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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