d o c u m e n t a r y p h o t o g r a p h y
Welcome to Evan's archived Documentary Photojournalism works. From behind the scenes to babies coming into this world, I've been shooting to capture the rawness of our world as we see it happening. Each serie makes up its own storyline that can be told on its own without the need of a caption. Each image tells, as many would say, a thousand words... but it's only through your own eyes that you can give them more words than none. Unlike street, this is one assignment that I'll be invisible from you. And if you treat me as such and don't worry about my presence, that's where I work best. Please select from the albums below to begin.
1997 through 2007 This is Evan's Archived Documentary Photojournalism works spanning recovered images circa 1997 through 2007.
2008 Malaysia's oldest street, also known as Chinatown. See the day goes by from every corner of the little street.
Leo - 2008 The birth of Leolin Marc Pugh on October 24th, 2008 with Sarah Snee and David Pugh at the Gleneagles Intan Specialist Hospital, Kuala Lumpur.
Prathanna - 2009 Together with Premma and Padmanathan, the world welcomed Prathanna on January 25th, 2009 at the National University Hospital of Malaysia.
Xin Yuan - 2009 Home birthing with Hoi Yan and Wai Leong, delivering Yau Xin Yuan (translation: "1st / Prime Fragrance") on January 29th, 2009 at their residence.
Sierra - 2009 Sierra Qhadeja was born on December 9th, 2009, first daughter of Shafina Mohd Shah and Hisyamuddin Hassan after trying for over 7 years.
2009 Collection of works for Berjaya Hotels & Resorts' Love Me Do! Online Wedding Contest from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, Malaysia.
Evolution - 2009 A giant outdoor installation during Asia on the Edge (AOTE) at The Arts House at the Old Parliament, Singapore.
Gastronomy - 2009 See behind-the-scenes of the preparations done for catering of the Asia on the Edge's Gastronomy and Jing showcases.
Jing; BTS - 2009 See behind-the-scenes of the preparations and rehearsals done for the Asia on the Edge Jing showcase.
Jing; Show - 2009 Watch the final show Jing during the Asia on the Edge at The Arts House at the Old Parliament, Singapore.
2010 Cukur Jambul is a ceremony of a Moslem baby's very first haircut, done in accordance with Malay tradition.
2010 Malaysian rock band Cynosure practicing for one of their gigs, jamming in their studio in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
2010 Children For Children, an annual community event held in conjunction with Children’s Day, was held at the Underwater World Singapore.
2010 Wednesday evenings along the stretch of Connaught, Cheras, you will find Malaysia's longest night market.
Malaysia - 2010 Serenade Malaysia featured R&B artists from Malaysia performing at Timbre in Singapore during Causeway Exchange (CEX).
2010 Malaysia’s first lady of theatre, Dato’ Faridah Merican, took on the easily overlooked impact social media have on our everyday lives.
Kini - 2010 Malaysia’s Senior Statesmen of Comedy, Monti and Logi, presented their own alternative to Malaysia’s politically outspoken e-news website of almost the same name.
2010 Malaysia’s renowned actress, director and producer Dato’ Faridah Merican brings together a pool of young talents to present Malaysia’s own version of SNL, Little Britain and MADtv!
Singapore - 2010 Night revellers in Singapore received a visual treat at Digital Nights 2010: a 10-day galore of interactive new media. Here's the official opening ceremony.
Lifestyle - 2010 Sights and scenes of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, the easternmost state on Malaysia on the island of Borneo.
Donggongon - 2010 Happenings and happenstances in the little Gerai Tamu Donggongon, a wet and dry market outside the town of Penampang, Sabah.
Gaya Island - 2010 Kampung Lok Urai is a water village along the shoreline of Gaya Island off Kota Kinabalu, where more than 80% of the settlers are illegal immigrants from the Philippines.
Festival - 2010 Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival is an annual fund raising jazz extravaganza jointly organized by the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu and the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah.
2010 See the daily grind of the villagers of Pulau Ketam, or literally translated as “crab island”, located off the coast of Klang, Malaysia.
2011 A day in the life of Fatt Loy and wife Yee Nooi, living in a small dilapidated flat while suffering from arthritis.
2012 Arrival · Seminyak Beach · Gay Bar; I left for Bali, Indonesia on December 10th for a 10 day solo sabbatical sojourn of sun, sand, sea, and self scrutiny.
2012 Kintamani Volcano · Ubud · Barong Dance; My itinerary today was to see the arts and crafts of Ubud and the must-see Barong and Kris Dance.
2012 A sacred day of culture, mountains, temples, and more paddy fields at Pura Luhur Batukaru and Jatiluwih Paddyfields.
2012 Bedugul · Gitgit · Singaraja · Candi Kuning; I explored the tranquil rural countryside of paradise, its mountains and a spiritual experience at a waterfall.
2012 Bali Island Horse · Dewi · Naughty Nuri's; I fell in love with Dewi, a graceful lovely horse at Bali Island Horse. It was, indeed, an Eat Pray Love day for me.
2012 Bali Shopping Spree; Souvenir hunting around Bali, plus tips and tricks along the route.
2012 Monkey Forest · Mengwi Temple · Tanah Lot; Another culturally charged day that left me crispy on my skin from the heat.
2012 Segara Windu · Kecak & Sanghyang Dance; This day was just about dances and dances.
2012 An almost-perfect way to end a tropical evening in Bali – on Bali Hai’s Sunset Dinner Cruise.
2015 I was the unofficial photographer for my girl's cousin's wedding. Here's to Christopher and Charmaine!
2015 Split across two stages, the Festival brought together some of the diverse sights and sounds of Singapore for a night of rock, rap, reggae, bass, funk and street art.