As a blogger I do what I can to attend events that I find related to my blog.
In this case, 2 events were going on at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 1st June 2008.
The events were…
- Canon – World of EOS
- Stirring Odissi : The Exhibition
Canon – World of EOS
I thought well, since I’m coming to the Odissi exhibition I might as well drop by to have a look at the Canon – World of EOS as well.
I reached the place at around 3pm that day, bumped into my friend Travis who so happen to be there listening to Mr. Zung of The Photoz giving a talk on Wedding Photography, interesting an enlightening. I didn’t stay on for the whole talk as I was heading some place else.
I wasn’t able to attend this World of EOS event a day earlier where there were more workshops, and my friend mengsuan manage to win some goodies. 😀
It was a good event on showing people the power of photography. Sorry to say, the event was held for only a few days and ended just yesterday.
Stirring Odissi : The Exhibition
I got to know about this event through a photographer friend of mine, Suzanne Lee. It seems that the exhibition was featuring some of her photographs on Indian Classical Dance (Odissi) that she has been documenting since she began photography.
Basically Odissi is a classical Indian dance-form and it is celebrated through various forms of art – photography included.
The Exhibition is held at GALLERY PETRONAS, Level 3 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The exhibition started on 27th May and ends on 22nd June.
I didn’t take any pictures of the exhibition in respect of organizers’ wishes. I did sought permission to snap, however I was asked whether I was from the media (which I was not) and was told “By right I’m not supposed to.” Nevertheless feel free to visit the gallery to know how the art was portrayed.
Thought of the Day
Many people of the digital age have a fixed mindset on what is a good photograph. People quite often judge a photo as BAD as long as it is out of focus or lack of sharpness or having high noise or being over and under exposed, so on so forth.
Ironically, many beautiful photographs in art galleries and exhibitions as such quite often contain a lot of those “negative” elements. 🙂 Are we being picky? Or are we setting ourselves a new standard of how photographic art should be?