Distant Worlds Photography Exhibition & Talk 2016

Date Published: 9/14/2016
Category: Nikon Events/Activities


NPS Photo Exhibition Series 2016:
Distant Worlds Photography Exhibition & Talk 2016
 By John Ishii and Patrick Ong
 Date: 3 Oct – 12 Nov 2016
 Venue: Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

Two different worlds, two different photographers. 

             John Ishii                                                  Patrick Ong

They are two lifelong artists each with their own unique approaches to photography. This exhibition is part of a series to celebrate excellence in photography with Nikon professionals. NPS Malaysia and Nikon Centre KL is proud to present two Nikon professionals, John Ishii and Patrick Ong in this exhibition with their selected works: one, from the distant tundra of Iceland and the other, from the deep abyss in the ocean. All public are welcome to come witness these rare images from the distant worlds.
Get a more in depth understanding of the wisdom behind the cameras that produced these out-of-this world imagery. Come join and meet the photographers in person.

Photo Talk by John W. Ishii and Patrick Ong

Saturday | 3pm | 15 Oct 2016

Venue: Seminar Room, Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

Admission is free, Non NPS member can register by RSVP to nps.my@nikon-asia.com

Photographer Profile

Photo by John W. Ishii

John Ishii originally from Seattle Washington, spent his childhood in Malaysia during the 60’s and 70’s came back to Malaysia in the early 90’s to continue his photography career.John’s scope of work encompasses photojournalism, editorial and commercial photography.

A former AFP, and freelance photographer for AP his images have appeared in major international publications including, CNN, USA Today, Washington Post, BBC World News, ABC news, NBC News, Miami Herald, Associated Press, AOL.Com, Boston Herald, Honolulu Advisor, Tacoma News Tribune, Anchorage Daily News, International Business Times, Far Eastern Econ. Rev, Asia Wall St. Journal, Asia Week, Sydney Morning Herald, South China Post, UNICEF and UN Nations Development Program, Insight Guide Books publications and in-flight magazines such as MAS going places, China Airlines and Cathy Pacific, Chrome magazine, and Surf magazine. His work has been published in many of the major newspapers through out the Asia Pacific region.

2008 Freelance photographer for the Associated Press.

2005-2007 Epson Stylus Pro for Malaysia and advisor to Apple Asia on Aperture.

Commercial clients included major hotels such as the Westin KL, Tanjung Rhu resort Langkawi, and Equatorial Hotel Group and ATSA Architects. Exhibits include, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Malaysia 50th anniversary of US and Malaysian relationship photography exhibit, US embassy, solo exhibits “ Vanishing Trades of Malaysia, and “Child in Asia “ at the Equatorial Kuala Lumpur.

Contributing editor for PC. Com, and gives workshops on photography and fine art printing. 

Photo by Patrick Ong

Patrick Ong, certified to dive since 1997, his fascination with the ocean continues. In 2008, he began committing to underwater photography, like a love affair with the sea. ‘Passion’ is the word that has kept him going in this sport for 17 years.

Majoring in commercial photography in advertising, Patrick began working as a Creative Director in a firm based in Kuala Lumpur. His natural instinct in picture composition and lighting has brought him to yet another level of underwater photography. As a member of NPS, Patrick uses Nikon D3X & Nikon D300 along with a series of Nikon lenses for his colorful artworks.