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FJM Photowalk: Street Photography

Joining in a Street Photography Outing

man reading newspaper, Chinatown KL 2013

Jalan Sultan regular reader

Last Saturday we were just wandering along Jalan Sultan, snapping pictures of men reading the paper and a barber with a head torch doing something to a man’s ear (you decide!) when we noticed a group of people with cameras.  We like a photowalk and it looked like this was one!

Outdoor barber on Jalan Sultan KL Chinatown

I’ve decided he is probably cleaning out his ear

No sooner had we seen them than we spotted and were spotted by Raja; a street photographer we met on the World Wide Photowalk last year here in KL.  He is a talented photographer and we’d kept in touch via Facebook. (You can check out his photos on his Facebook page Ripi Photography) Anyway, it soon transpired that it was indeed a photowalk and we were welcome to join in! Brilliant.

The walk was organised by FJM (Fotografi Jalanan Malaysia ‘Street Photography Malaysia’) who have a large (12,000+) membership throughout the country and arrange regular walks for their members. As we started to mingle I was told that everyone was shooting in black and white for the day as well as keeping the RAW file (so you can see it in colour too) so, we changed our settings and were off!

steaming on Jalan Sultan

Steaming on Jalan Sultan

Woman and Child black and white Kuala Lumpur

Woman and Child on Jalan Pudu

Here are a few of my favourite shots I took on the walk in the order I took them:

FJM photowalk Kuala Lumpur

I become the subject!

Street Photography Kuala Lumpur

He spotted me!
(Jalan Tong Shin)

black and white delivery driver in KL

This man was more than happy to give me a smile for his portrait on Tengkat Tong Shin

lady laughing outside massage shop KL

She thought it was hilarious I wanted to take her picture (on Changkat Bukit Bintang)

alseep sitting down

Also on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Reading the paper over his shoulder

This was on the corner of Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor – I don’t think the man sitting down was aware of the other man reading over his shoulder

woman in a taxi in Bukit Bintang, ualal Lumpur

Taken on the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail

Couple taking Christmas pic KL

A couple take a picture of themselves in front of the decorations on Jalan Bukit Bintang

FJM photographer in KL

One of our number checking his equipment

Photographers sitting in a row

Other FJM photographers resting and checking thier shots on Jalan Bukit Bintang

Bubble seller in KL

I was quite tempted to put this up in colour but it looked out of place so here is the bubbleman of Jalan Bukit Bintang in black and white

portrait 2 young men in hats in KL

Far too much chest on display! They were almost asking for their portrait to be taken

Me in black and white in a mirrir

Self portrait taken outside the Pavilion Shopping Mall

The Pavilion Mall marked the official end of the walk but the outing was not quite over.  We crossed the road and headed into the Starhill Gallery Mall. We were going to the Leica shop where local street photographer Che’ Ahmad Azhar had an exhibition of his series ‘Walk of Life‘.  He has been featured in the New York Times and took these pictures over 8 years in just 3 streets in Kuala Lumpur.

Security guard through the glass

The Starhill Gallery has loads of high end shops – I think this security guard in the Rolex shop was a little bored

Leica Gallery KL - Walk of Life Exhibition

Checking out Che’ s work in the Leica Gallery

Photographers of FJM inside the Leica Gallary

Inside the gallery

resting in the gallery

Taking a rest and a phone call

After the visit to the gallery it was time for the group shot. Here is a copy of the final version!

Group shot of the FJM photographers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 21st 2013

FJM Group Outing 21st December 2013 by Ahmad Fyrun

Outside the Starhill Gallery KL a security guard takes the FJM group shot

The security guard who took one of the group shots

We had a great time meeting the photographers of FJM and if we’re around we’ll certainly be joining their next walk. You can see some of the other photos taken on the walk on the Facebook Album here and see some of the group members “Best of 2013” collection on their Facebook page or their Flickr page.

FJM Photowalk: 21st December 2013, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

2 thoughts on “FJM Photowalk: Street Photography”

  1. MK Kimi says:

    Never try street photography but I do want to try it, at least one

    1. mini suitcase says:

      Hi MK,

      I would recommend just grabbing the camera and going out somewhere busy and giving it a go – it gets easier shooting strangers the more you do it! Thanks for checking out the blog!

      Jen

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