The New York Times Lens Blog!

“All human beings are hard-wired to look for paradise.” I couldn’t quite recall the full details of what I had shared during the 2.5 hour Skype interview with The New York Times writer Andrew Boryga, but in all certainty, this statement came out from my mouth in the midst of a very interesting conversation. With the…

Paradise is POYi 71 Best Photo Book Finalist

Happy to announce that Paradise has been chosen as a Finalist in the prestigious Picture of the Year International (POYi) awards! Congratulations to the winner Adam Panczuk  for his beautiful book “KARCZEBY” – it is a great honour to be mentioned alongside his work. Other finalists include Robin Hammond and Christopher Capozziello, whose works  I have come to admire…

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…

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…

How It All Began: A Book Mockup

Every fruit begins with a seed. For the book Paradise, the seed was sown in March 2012, when I had the chance to attend book-making workshop by Alex & Rebecca Webb and David Chickey. We were taken through a rather intensive 2.5 days, in which we learnt how the Webbs edited their images for their books,…

Paradise goes to press!

After many months of work – selecting, sequencing, editing, deliberating over paper  to use – we’re finally here, at the press, smelling the ink against paper, hearing the roar of the rollers and feeling the buzz of the press, as Paradise becomes reality.