Light & Composition
It Is Here We Are Changing the History of Photography to What It Should Be
Light & Composition begun because we always wanted to create a platform to showcase the genuine work of art in its purest form; to highlight the true essence of photography, the artistic side of it. By the time we published the very first edition of our magazine, the photographic world had already been on the verge of a change, where one started to feel very different from the experience of earlier generations. From an object of learning about the world we live in, it became an object of desire for dealers, collectors, and hedge fund managers, who gave a new scale of values for assessing the worth of a photograph, and a reason to fight for owning it.
And on the other side of this visual art, there is a different world, where the booming of numerous image hosting providers took place, along with the various social media networks, gave the opportunity to mass people to share, to an enormous scale, made them feel like photographers. Never been a medium so widely appreciated and so eagerly exploited like the medium of photography. Ethics have taken a back seat since then. That’s where we introduced ourselves, through our books, magazines, and award that aim to portray the world through the lens using purist perspectives.
Back then we had never though what Light & Composition would become what it is today. From the most prestigious photography award to university education, with distance learning and research; not only for the field of photography, but also for language and linguistics, and comparative religion – where one can find the key to the mystery of this universe. Today, with over 2 million subscriptions, it is the most widely read magazine in the field of art and photography … you get the picture … it is here we are changing the history of photography to what it should be for this and generations to come.
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, andThe Happy Children of the Third World, which touches on the meaning of life, to its core.
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.
Contributing 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
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.
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.
Features Editor & Photographer
Aude Emilie Dorion is Associate Features Editor at Light and Composition. 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.
Muhammed Nafeezul Bari
Muhammed Nafeezul Bari is the Editorial Coordinator 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.
Associate Editorial Coordinator
Simran Nanwani joined Light and Composition in January 2013. 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.
Associate Editorial Coordinator
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. Taking part in organizing content for the future publication, she is one of our most active Associate Editorial Coordinators from Asia. Besides photographing and organizing our future publication, 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
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.