Meet The Judges

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Alex Tan

Asia Top 30 Photographer

From a banker to a photographer, Alex dived into the world of photography when he bought his first DSLR camera with a simple intention of turning moments into still images. Until today, he is still pursuing his interest with high passion and has built a professional establishment – Alextan Artworks.
He is dedicated in bringing great satisfaction to his clients by constantly being exposed to opportunities, cultures, and clients’ joyous moments in life. He views his photograph experiences as producing pieces of art, capturing and preserving memorable moments in life, personalizing the creation and delivering joy to satisfied clients.
At present, Alex is an international wedding portraits photographer with vast photography experiences in weddings, portraits, and high fashion commercials, with the flair of artistic and dramatic style, making him a well sought-after photographer for weddings.

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HeartPatrick

Professional Architecture and Interior Photographer, Passionate Urban Explorer

Born and bred in KL, Patrick picked up the camera to document his travel stories more than 12 years ago, and has since turned his passion in photography into his full-time career. His work crosses multiple portfolios, from wedding photography, creative portraits to architectural and interior photography.
Aside from his commercial work, he continues to be hopelessly driven by the need to document down the colorful urban stories unfolding around him. By using props, lighting, and other creative photography techniques, his work often features a fresh perspective to telling the story of everyday life in the city and since garnered a strong following in social media.
Among publications that have featured Heartpatrick’s work include Lonely Planet, D+A, Tatler Malaysia, The Edge, and Malaysia Airlines’ Going Places, among others.

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Khairul Amin Bin Ahmad Shukri

Mobile Photographer of The Year 2018 by Asian Geographic

Khairul’s interest in mobile photography sparked in 2013 due to a broken heart. Since then, he uses the art of expression to channel his feelings into still moments.
As a self-taught photographer, Amin does not only take photos with his mobile phone, he also uses it as an editing tool with an application called “VSCOCAM”. Even though the journey of mobile photography has embarked on a rather heartbreaking experience, it isn’t entirely painful at all.
Throughout the years, he managed to get featured in more than 20 articles, newspapers, and TV channels for interviews, collaborated with companies, delivered photography talks in universities, and won an Asian-level photography competition hosted by “Asian Geographic”. He was also crowned as the “Mobile Photography of the Year 2018”.

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KEDA.Z

KEDA.Z FENG is the Founder and principle of KEDA.Z Photography Gallery. In 2006, he was obsessed with photography after he saw the picture captured by a DSLR that started to become popular. Since then, photography became his professional career.
Keda.Z has received numerous awards from International and Asia for his photographic works since 2009. In 2010, Keda.z obtained a Licentiate and Associate level of qualification from Master Photographers Association, United Kingdom, won multiple master photography awards for his work, including overseas Fashion & Beauty of the Year, Classical Wedding of the Year & Classical Portrait of the Year award in the United Kingdom. Apart from this, Keda.z was awarded Emerging Talent of the Year & Print of the Year award by the Wedding & Portrait Photographers Malaysia (WPPM).
In 2011, Keda.Z won Print of the Year, awarded The Best Male Photographer of the Year (WPPM), named by Master Photography magazine as the only Malaysia’s Top Award Winner, and was bestowed the title of Rest of The World Portfolio Photographer of the Year by the MPA in New Castle (Master Photographers Association, UK).