Founded in June, 2010, Light and Composition is a photography organization that aims to steer people towards the true essence of photography. With over 1.5 million+ subscriptions, it is the most widely read magazine in the field of art, photography and adventure travel. This magazine focuses on portraying the world through the lens, using purist’s perspective, and has proved that it is different.
EDITOR IN CHIEF & CEO
Nasrul started as a web designer in 2000, and made his debut into advertising in 2004 and joined Grey World Wide, and worked with well-known organizations such as Nokia, Coca-Cola, Bata, Telecom Malaysia, and more. In 2006, he joined Paper Rhyme, as head of Interactive, and at the same time he helped in establishing the advertising and event management firms of Spell Bound & Final Avenue. From 2000 to 2007, he also made 4 documentaries, 35 animated commercials, and more than one hundred high-end corporate websites. However, everything changed while he went on the Annapurna Circuit trek, in Nepal, in 2007. Nasrul left advertising and became a full time Writer and Photographer. He wrote books such as The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition,
for developing artistic vision, and The Essence of Close-up Photography,
for developing the basics of photographic vocabulary and exploring close-up photography with an artistic touch. His other books are Illuminating Nature: Moments in Reflection,
with vivid examples of nature and wildlife photography, and The Happy Children of the Third World,
which touches on the meaning of life, to its core.
Nasrul founded Light and Composition, from the dream travel destination of Maenam, Koh Samui, Thailand, in the beginning of 2010, while he was on his South East Asia tour. On June 12, 2010, the magazine first saw the light of this world. Nasrul spends most of his time studying, traveling, photographing, and doing research. Travelling through different cultures took Nasrul closer to people, life, and nature. He learnt different languages to understand people. He also studies different religions’ scriptures in their original language, and researches them, using today’s established science, in order to understand the meaning of life. His research on science and religion helped him accept Islam.
Hanie Mudjahid joined Light and Composition in June, 2010 and is now working as the Managing Editor. She is responsible for organizing all the editorial projects. Besides that she takes care of the magazine’s various marketing related affairs for the Asia Pacific region. She is also one of the key members of social media team.
A Jakarta native, Hanie attended the Darma Persada University and holds a BA in Japanese Literature. Besides managing the huge responsibilities of the magazine, she loves to take care of her family, spending time on praying, and reading the Quran. Nasrul Eam and Hanie Mudjahid got married in December, 2010, and have been working hard to take this magazine to next level.
Jim Perceval is Advisor at Light and Composition. He now resides on the beautiful tropical island of Ko Samui, Thailand, which is where we commenced our magazine. Though he holds the position of advisor, everyday he helps contribute in many ways: from developing the business to social media marketing, from Photo of the Day to Editing, his contribution is everywhere.
Jim hails from UK and also lived in western Canada for many years. He has been a keen photographer for many years and has a huge collection of images of plants, flowers, birds, and general landscapes from several counties.
FEATURES EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER
Nilla Palmer joined Light & Composition in May, 2012 as Features Editor and Photographer. Nilla is a Technical Writer but her passion is photography and travelling. Spending 10 months of last year travelling through Morocco, New York, and South America, she returned to Australia with over 11,000 images. In addition to Digital, Nilla still uses film and loves to spend hours in her darkroom processing and printing B&W, which she learnt at an early age. Later, more study in Communications Design increased her desire to experiment further with composition and light.
Nilla’s intent is to reveal a story through her images for an audience, which she hopes inspires and encourages people to visit far-off lands. For more of Nilla’s work, please visit www.nillasphotography.com
FEATURES EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER
Martin Meyer joined Light & Composition in July 2011 and is Features Editor & Photographer. As Features Editor, Martin is responsible for writing and organizing feature articles, covering the latest photographic technologies and trends. Martin is a travel and wildlife photographer. He is a qualified DEAT/FGASA field guide and internationally accredited emergency responder, with extensive experience in leading 4WD safaris throughout South Africa as well as in the game parks of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Beside working as Features Editor with Light & Composition, Martin with his wife, Nicole Meyer, have been developing their unique brand of photographic, private safaris, stock photography products, and brands since July 2008.
Continuing his education, Martin has recently completed his Advanced Wilderness Medic qualification through the internationally accredited Wild Medix Emergency First Response training program. He is currently studying to get his Advanced Mountain Walking Leader certification.
AUDE EMILIE DORION
Aude Emilie Dorion is Associate Features Editor at Light and Composition at our Paris Office, where she edits and writes feature articles for us. She is the most active person in our Western Europe division of our social media team. Aude graduated in history of art and theater at la Sorbonne University in Paris and studied photography at INA sup (National Institute of Multimedia). Sensitive to the effect of globalization on modern cultures and the inequity of the world’s economic development, tensions and transformations are at the heart of her creative work. In the permanent flux of contemporary societies, her work oscillates between “l’ici et l’ailleurs”, yesterday and today, local and international, private and public.
Merging art and social justice, Aude gives a particular attention to the urban environment and the left apart communities. She works in the fields of fine art, journalism, editorial, and commercial photography.
Felice Breitkreutz joined Light and Composition in May, 2010 and is the Contributing Editor, responsible for overseeing editorial projects. She is also taking care of the final editing of every text the magazine represents. A Wisconsin, USA native, Felice holds a BA in Fine Arts.
Felice spends most of her time traveling, drawing, and doing photography. She loves to be in nature, and is always looking for the sense of oneness, a connection to the whole, a feeling that all humans can feel and yearn for.
ASSOCIATE COPY EDITOR
MUHAMMED NAFEEZUL BARI
Muhammed Nafeezul Bari is the Associate Copy Editor of Light and Composition. He is responsible for managing ongoing editorial projects and organizing content for the upcoming magazine. Besides working with us, Nafeez loves spending time taking photographs and directing cultural events.
Nafeezul started taking photographs with his father’s ordinary Minolta when he was a kindergarten student. After buying the Canon V300 in 2004, his passion for taking pictures grew, and he started exploring in different sectors of photography. Now, he tries to capture whatever interests him with the 35mm film during his off days from office.
HEAD OF MEDIA, ASIA
Shahnaz is an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. With the highest number of Photo of the Month and Photo of the Day Awards, Shahnaz joined Light and Composition from March 2013. Covering upheaval, conflict, places, people, and culture, she is our new Media Head for Asia. Besides photographing and organizing our upcoming media coverage, she also takes care of the social media segment from the South Asian region.
Shahnaz is a passionate Bangalee, who resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and loves to represent her country through her lens.
ASSOCIATE FEATURES EDITOR
MOHIUDDIN AHMED RANJU
Mohiuddin Ahmed Ranju is the Associate Features Editor of Light and Composition. He joined the organization in March 2012. In profession an Electrical Engineer, Mohiuddin grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. An avid movie buff, his passion lies in travelling, and discovering people. Besides working in power industry, he is involved in voluntary works with various organizations. His interest in movies and all things associates with movies finds its inspiration in photography, and writing.
If not not working, Ranju could be located in bookstores, browsing through movies and books. He is a big fan of social media and loves connecting with people, creative brainstorming, problem solving, and making things happen.
ASSOCIATE FEATURES EDITOR
Ridita Mizan is the Associate Features Editor of Light and Composition. She is a small town girl from Rajshahi, Bangladesh, where nature shines with its varied magnificence. A graduate of English Literature, Ridita loves to probe deep into art and human life. Ridita is a versatile person involved with different cultural activities since childhood and also worked as a news presenter in the community radio.
Keenly interested in photography she finds inspiration from all forms of creation. The photographs in Light and Composition has become a source to pursue her own artistic endeavors.
ASSOCIATE FEATURES EDITOR
Sadia Naheen is the Associate Features Editor of Light and Composition. Being an army kid, her childhood was spread in various cantonments till they settled at the mega city Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thus her traveling bug was seeded at very early age, which just grew after joining at the Architecture Faculty at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). And being in that creative environment of BUET, it was all nourishment for her true passion- photography and blogging. Now as a freelance architect, it combines both her passions in the features of Reflections.
SANIAR RAHMAN RAHUL
Saniar Rahman Rahul was our first winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in June 2010. With his amazing sense of wildlife photography he joined Light and Composition as a Contributing Photographer from September 2011. Rahul grew up in a family, where photography was part of everyday life. His father was very much passionate about photography. Earlier in 2005, Rahul joined G3, a special wing of Grey Worldwide. Two years later, he moved to Paper Rhyme.
Besides working with Light and Composition and doing wildlife photography, Saniar is working as the Art Director of Grey World Wide, one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the world.
Zahraa H. Al Hasani
Zahraa H. Al Hasani joined Light and Composition in August, 2012 as Features Writer. Graduating from the University of Technology Bagdad, her first job was at Wacther Company Ltd. as a graphic designer for constructions. One year later, she joined in Iraqi-American Chamber for Commerce and Industry. Currently she is senior graphic designer and photographer in Marketing Communication field at a Telecommunication company. She helps over submitting her consultancy to better enhance company image to be shown in elegant pattern. Blessed with one child, Zahraa and her family lives in Bagdad. In addition to her passion of photography and designing, she has a knack for writing since she had been in high school. She wrote her first piece in the most famous local magazine of that time that deals with well- known Iraqi writers. In Light & Composition she has been enjoying soaking up the authenticity and knowledge on board and will continue to be, as long as Allah wills.
Simran Nanwani joined Light and Composition in January 2013, as Features Writer. After graduating from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Singapore, she worked as a Business Analyst in the AXA Insurance Company. After gaining a year’s experience, Simran decided to terminate her contract and take up a Graphic Design course. Currently, she owns a small online business called Seni Home, selling handicraft products made in Indonesia. Over the years, photography became her passion and she has been a diligent mobile photographer for two years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed casual writing on her personal Blog.
Light & Composition provided a breakthrough and platform to expose her writing skills. Writing gives Simran great satisfaction in expressing thoughts. “It truly has been a privilege to contribute to this amazing team.” She will try her best to keep writing and learning in the process.
Sujoy Das is the contributing photographer at Light and Composition. He joined the team from September, 2011. A Kolkata, India native, Sujoy has been photographing, climbing and trekking in the Himalaya for the last thirty years and calls it his second home. His photographs have been published in leading newspapers, magazines and books worldwide like The Washington Post, APA Publications, Lonely Planet and Outlook Traveler etc.
Sujoy is the co- author and photographer of the book SIKKIM – A Travelers Guide with Arundhati Ray which was a finalist in the Banff Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category. He has held solo exhibitions of his work in New Delhi and Kolkata. For more of his work please do visit www.sujoydas.com
Sarin Soman is our Third winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in August 2010. With his amazing sense of artistic photography he joined Light and Composition as a Contributing Photographer from September, 2011. A Kelara, India native, Sarin Soman is a software developer by profession.
Sarin is now working and living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He believes his photography is an art that acts as an expression of his soul, which is something very close to his heart. It’s not about taking pictures; it’s about capturing moments of time, while simultaneously infusing each image with the emotion of that precise moment.
Yasef Imroze joined Light & Composition in September, 2012 as copy supervisor. He grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is currently studying at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Yasef is a student by profession but his hobby is doing photography and travelling. Light and Composition books and magazines are one of the things which dragged Yasef to this hobby.
Yasef’s main intent is to portray the beauty of this world to the people with his photographs. Besides photography, Yasef takes interest in Sports mainly Cricket and Music as well.