Saturday August 4, 2012
Ex-instructor: I now value black and white photos more
FORMER swimming instructor Lee Swee Kok (pic) appreciates black and white photos more now after visiting the ‘Hotshots: 40 years of great news images by The Star photographers’ exhibition at The Star Pitt St.
“I feel as though some of the moments captured are occurring right before my eyes.
“The pictures are very surreal, I feel like I am reliving the moments as some of them happened when I was just a little boy,” Lee, 53, said when met at the exhibition.
Recalling some of the historic moments, Lee said he was glad to have experienced them and to be able to see photos of some of the moments at the exhibition.
He said he also found photos accompanying crime stories in the newspaper interesting, such as the one of Botak Chin being arrested.
“This exhibition is really unique and the young generation should take the opportunity to visit the exhibition to have a better understanding of our history,” he added.
Spotted admiring photos of national icons such as sprinter Marina Chin and actor- producer Datuk Michelle Yeoh, was operator Christina Yeap, 50, who said the photos made her proud to be a Malaysian.
“History was created by these individuals and as a Malaysian, I feel extremely proud.
“It is like taking a trip down memory lane for me as I am reminded of those moments which happened when I was a little girl,” she said.
Her son, Jeff Lim, 26, said he felt fortunate to be able to see some of the photos that showed the country in its glory before he was born.
“I now know what our country went through all these years, thanks to this exhibition,” he said.
The featured photographs are taken from the coffee table book ‘Hotshots’.
The book that was published to mark the paper’s 40th anniversary last year contains some of the best images captured by The Star photographers.
The photography exhibition will end on August 12.
It is open from 10am to 6pm daily at Level 1 of The Star Pitt St. at 15, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling.