MY INSPIRATION- I find inspiration everywhere from TV to conversation I overhear in the streets. It’s difficult to unpick why an idea inspires you, but I think a good idea is one that stays alive in your imagination until you bring it to life. It can sometimes take years before you get the chance to shoot it, but you still remain excited about it.
MY PROCESS- My process is split into 5 sections: inspiration, research, planning, shooting and post-production. As I am often shooting on location, I try to plan as much as possible. Productions vary depending on where I am working and how remote the location is. I like to have a clear idea of what I want to get out of the shoot so I can leave some room for improvisation; that’s often where something magical and surprising can happen.
MY CREATIVE SPACE- I have a studio in KL and I have access to bigger and smaller studios in Jakarta and Singapore, but my true creative space is out there when I am on location. It can be anywhere in the world. I love that my work can take me to new, unexplored places, collaborating with people from all walks of life. This is what continues to drive and inspire me.
- Amri Ginang, photographer
Amri Ginang was born in Semporna, Sabah. Amri studied at Isle of Ely College Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and started his Photography in London in the mid 80’s and worked professionally in Stockholm for 17 years before moving back to Kuala Lumpur in the late 1999. In addition to his own photography, Amri has also been active in spreading photographic knowledge to young and new photographers around the region. He recently published two books about portrait photography.