my name is Robin Wong
"Photography is not only a job for me, but it is my genuine passion and I pour my heart and soul into each photograph that I take."
Photo by Matti Sulanto
I am a photography enthusiast who believes that photography is a lifestyle and a personal creative expression. I discovered photography at the start of my civil engineering career, as an artistic balance to an overwhelmingly technical world. Through photography, I have found so much joy in the process of shooting and sharing my photography journey through my blog, robinwong.blogspot.com. My blog has eventually grown from random photography musings to photography reviews, unexpectedly gaining audience along the way. I have reviewed primarily Micro Four Thirds system cameras and lenses. I was particularly known for adopting a less technical approach in my product review articles and focusing more on user experience and photography heavy approach instead.
Subsequently I left my engineering career when I found an opportunity to utilize my photography skills that can contribute positively to a camera company business. I officially joined Olympus Malaysia as a product specialist, providing consultation on consumer photography behaviour; organizing consumer related activities and events and supported the sales and marketing team. During my time with Olympus, I have the privilege to work with several leaders and experts in the local photography industry, and have gained much knowledge and experience on overall imaging business in Malaysia.
I have left Olympus Malaysia to explore the world of photography without being tied to a single camera brand. With this newfound freedom, I want to spend more time doing what I love doing, shooting more photographs and write passionately about my photography.
I personally believe that having fun is the most important thing to do in photography. I have coined the phrase “shutter therapy” which simply means, having an enjoyable time doing a photo walk, either by yourself or with a small group of friends. The mission of my old blog was to spread the love and joy of photography, infect my readers with the passion to go out and shoot, and to motivate everyone to grow in photography. As I migrate to Ming Thein’s site, that mission remains the same for me, and shutter therapy goes on.
Therefore, shooting is not only a job for me, but it is my genuine passion and I pour my heart and soul into each photograph that I take. Hit me up and let's have a conversation over a cup of coffee!