About The Right Eye

Reza in Cambodia 2007
Reza in Cambodia 2007

Learning to see from the right eye

New Delhi, India 2008
New Delhi, India, 2008

I have always been interested in photography. Ever since I was a kid I had looked in awe at pictures from LIFE magazine especially the war series. I bought my first camera when I was 17 and took pictures of my friends at school. Life at an English boarding school was particularly harsh for a shy and quiet boy from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and I suppose it gave me a way to focus inwards rather than face what was then the horrors of life. But I never really got into photography the way I wanted to because of the costs involved.

Cambodia 2007
Cambodia 2007

20 years later, I now have the means to indulge myself in photography. Most of the time, my work is for my own satisfaction and so far I have not asked for any money from anyone to do it. People seem to be recognising my work and I get a fair share of praises and accolades.

Why learning to see from the right eye? Well, a couple of years ago (before photography for me) I bought a book called ‘Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain’ by Betty Edwards and she wrote in the opening chapter that people don’t need to learn how to draw because drawing is simply the act of putting together lines and shapes which anyone can do. So we don’t learn how to draw, instead we must learn how to see and specifically, how to see without judgment.

New Delhi, India, 2008
New Delhi, India, 2008

So, my journey towards mastering photography is a journey of seeing the world without judgment and in a sense, just capturing what is there.

I am still working to improve my photography and I have now decided to record my journey and share it. People can learn from me and I can learn from others.

I’m a Canon person. Click here to see my list of equipment.

Cambodia 2007
Cambodia 2007


5 responses to “About The Right Eye

  1. Ina

    November 10, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Nice site, Reza, and that’s a good introduction. Your photos are absorbing. Your interest in your subject shows.

  2. Carolyn

    November 28, 2007 at 5:07 am

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

  3. felic

    January 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Hi. Someone mentioned to me about you yesterday, recommending you for photography. So I did a search on you today. You’ve gone a long way since those days in the corporate lane. Bravo! Am happy for you.

  4. Steve

    August 10, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Hi! This post on the Olympics is great – thanks. Did you know you can grab live images from – Check it out!

  5. buyie

    October 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Hi reza!

    I really love to see your work. I am one of your fan. Hope to learn something from u one day.



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