Paradise Book Launch in Pictures

Thank you everyone for your generous support! We had a capacity crowd at the National Museum of Singapore for the launch, and also a wonderful time. Special thanks to the National Museum of Singapore, Pernod Ricard Singapore and also ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Awards for making this possible. Watch this space for more exciting…

Paradise official launch: 6th January 2014!

  It’s official: Paradise will be launched on 6th January 2014, 7pm @ National Museum of Singapore! I will be sharing stories behind the making of the book, and a limited number of books will be available for sale at the launch. We will also kick off our sales of Paradise at Select Books in Singapore, which…

Book flip video for Paradise uploaded!

In this 9-minute clip, I take you on a short tour through all 164 pages of the photo book “Paradise”, based on Pakistan’s Swat Valley. In the narration, I walk you through the thought process behind the body of work that spanned 2009-2013 – how it began, how it evolved, and how it ends. Special…

Paradise is available for pre-order!

  Finally, I have laid my hands on the finished book! The delivery from Grenadier Press came in time for Christmas – the best present I have received ever. You can pre-order the book from Select Books Online Store. It should ship from 6th January 2014 onwards. Alternatively, a limited number of books are also…

A whiff of Paradise

My hands actually trembled as I leafed through the final book dummy. I have seen the images and sequence a hundred times. But holding the hardcover in my hands and turning the half-cut pages – even though they were not glued to the spine yet – felt simply magical. The tactile satisfaction that a real…

Masterclass with Gerhard Steidl

 It is not too far-fetched to say that every photographer wishes to be published by Steidl. So when the chance came to attend a masterclass by the master himself, I jumped on the opportunity. Even though my book was already at the binders, it was undoubtedly the lesson of a lifetime. To listen and learn…