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Central Market, Jalan Bandar, Kuala Lumpur
Gallery l0  Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur

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Photographs of Bali and Jalan Selatan
The Creative Centre, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

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A photographic exhibition held in conjunction with a
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MATIC Auditorium. Kuala Lumpur.

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The Creative Centre, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

David Lok discovered photography quite by chance at the ripe old age of 22. By the time he was 24, he knew for certain that he wanted to be a professional photographer. So he struck out for England to take up a photography course. Later, he went on to the United States and continued his studies there.

Today, 10 years after he first handled a camera, David is running Studio DL, a fledgeling commercial photography studio. David began photographing street scenes quite by chance.

"Back when I was starting out in college, we took pictures in black and white of things we knew, so I started photographing buildings. Now I've learnt to notice the little things that make a building beautiful.". He's inspired by the works of Frenchman Eugene Atget (1857-1927), whose poignant studies of street scenes strangely echo his own efforts.

"When I started photography 1 had never heard of him," he says. "Then after a while I began noticing his works and realised that my own photographs were similar."

David's own stark pictures that capture Kuala Lumpur's forgotten streets found an audience in 1988 when he held an exhibition which was sponsored by Badan Warisan Malaysia. That was the start of a project to document all those bits of Malaysia that have existed since colonial times and are now threatened with extinction.

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"People forget easily, they take things for granted. We need to preserve our past for future generations. At least, we'll have a knowledge of our own history."

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Inspired by the double festive seasons of the Chinese & Muslims. A table top calendar series jointly published with local graphic designer, william-harald wong of  w i l l i a m  h a r a l d - w o n g  &  a s s o c i a t e s  s d n  b h d  and creative writer, Tan Joo Lee of  A l p h a b e t  S o u p.

David Lok can be contacted at :

Tel / Fax : (603) 2425812  H/P : 018 8293057
No. 7 Jalan Kamuning 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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