The Day Before Our Giant Fell
This is a very short series of photograph that recorded our dad on the day before he left us to the heaven. Thank you for the life and love you gave us. We are already strong enough to continue the spirit and believe of his life before we see him again. We love you daddy!
David Nam Lip LEE MALAYSIA
I am David Nam Lip LEE, born on 2 May, 1976, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Sabah is a state of Malaysia, and we also called it as Land Below the Wind because it lies below the typhoon belt. I completed my primary and secondary study in my hometown. I did my undergraduate studies major in construction management and economics at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. After the graduation, I worked as a manager in a seafood restaurant at my hometown.
I love photography since I was eighteen years old. I hardly gain knowledge about photography because it was a costly hobby on those days. My loves to capture images never change but I dont know how good my images were. I joined my first photography workshop in 2014, which organized by Mr. Danny Yen Sin WONG. He guided me from a snapshot photographer to become an artist who active in international competition and exhibition.
My passion to photography has changed my view to the world. I travel to different countries, and documented my exploration by camera. I love to photograph human interest and cultural of people. As a wildlife photographer, I learn how to respect the mother-nature and behavior of animals. Continuous learning and gain advises from experienced photographers have improved my skills and knowledge. I know I need a new direction for my photography dream. My goal is to show people with images that can warm their hearth.
Award & Nomination
14th ANNUAL LUCIE AWARDS
Discovery Of The Year
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)
Special Photographer of the Year - Time to Rush Home - Special
First Place - Time to Rush Home - Special: Travel/Tourism
Third Place Monk Of Ya Qing Monastery - Other
Honourable Mention Award - Pray People: Lifestyle
Honourable Mention Award - Pray Special: Travel/Tourism
Honourable Mention Award - Shadow People: Lifestyle
Honourable Mention Award - Shadow People: Children
Honourable Mention Award - Are You Crazy People: Children
Honourable Mention Award - Mama In The Kitchen People: Lifestyle
Siena International Photo Awards 2016
Remarkable Artwork Award - ''Time to go home 07''
The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
Finalist - Over Crowded Train
The photo artwork was featured in CNN and BBC News on May 26, 2016. It was also exhibited at Everyman Cinema, King Cross Station London.
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3)
Gold Award - Time to Rush Home - Fine Art / People
Honourable Mention - Documentary of Ya Qing Monastery
Honourable Mention - Time to Rush Home
Honourable Mention - Happy Holi
Honourable Mention - I Can Read
Director of Whos Who in the Nature Division of The Photographic Society of America (PSA) since 2015
Awarded Gold PSA Portfolios Distinctions in 2017, Silver PSA Portfolios Distinctions in 2016
Achieved a Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA) with Proficiency (PPSA) in 2016
Awarded Exhibitor Distinctions (Bronze Exhibitor) of The Photographic Society of Singapore
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