We continually contemplate our own appearances, sometimes with gentleness, sometimes with intensity. Irrespective of our physical features, we seldom find absolute contentment or perceive ourselves as flawless. This realization prompts us to wear a metaphorical mask—an outward presentation to the world.
Through my photography, I strive to unveil this mask, for I believe it holds a certain kind of beauty. It is not beauty in symmetry or perfect proportions, but rather in the authenticity that lies beneath the superficial and contrived. Moreover, I perceive this mask as a disservice, trivializing the depth and intricacies of each individual who has experienced life's spectrum: boundless bliss, profound sorrow, moments of solitude, and undoubtedly, personal struggles. Most significantly, it fails to capture the profound impact of love, or the void it leaves behind.
A face devoid of this mask becomes infinitely more captivating, genuine, and, in my opinion, truly beautiful. However, we all wear masks in our own way. Although I am uncertain how to remove these masks entirely, as they are intangible constructs, I can only imagine gently peeling them away to reveal the genuine essence within each person. Whether I achieve this, only those who are subjects of my photography can truly tell. Nevertheless, I persist, constantly striving to capture the authenticity that lies beneath the mask.
Immersed in the world of artistry, Mooreyameen stands as a distinguished alumnus of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography (NYIP), anchored in the vibrant metropolis of Kuala Lumpur.
Born amidst the provincial beauty of Kuching, Sarawak, in the year 1974, Mooreyameen embodies a multifaceted journey enriched with intellectual exploration. Having obtained an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Edinburgh, UK, he was recognized as a Shell scholar—a testament to his unwavering dedication and scholarly pursuits. His professional path has graced esteemed organisations such as Shell, BFM radio station, Petronas, HHI, and Petra Group, where his expertise and passion have left an indelible mark.
Today, armed with his artistic vision and aesthetic philosophy, Mooreyameen breathes life into his photography, capturing ephemeral moments with unwavering finesse. Each click of the shutter reflects the stroke up a paintbrush, dipped in the spectrum of light. Inspired by classical artists such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio, Mooreyameen's lens unravels faces teeming with emotion, depth, and timeless grandeur.
Driven by an insatiable desire to push the boundaries of creative expression, Mooreyameen's photographs transcend the realm of mere imagery, transcending into powerful windows that illuminate the soul of his subjects. He approaches each project with an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and an unyielding passion for capturing the essence of life's fleeting moments. Through his lens, Mooreyameen unveils a mesmerizing tapestry, inviting viewers to embark on a profound visual journey—one that resonates deeply and lingers in the depths of their consciousness.
As a visionary photographer, Mooreyameen leaves an indelible impression, weaving tales that echo through the annals of time, forever etching his name among the greats who have harnessed the power of light and shadow to unveil the profound beauty that surrounds us.
Unveiling a dynamic fusion of artistry and passion, Mooreyameen's photographic journey has graced prestigious exhibitions, electrifying the Malaysian art scene with his captivating vision and courageous creativity.
Embarking on a solo voyage, Mooreyameen's maiden exhibition, "60x60," set ablaze the hallowed halls of RUANG by ThinkCity, Kuala Lumpur, in September 2017. Illuminating the space with a symphony of vibrant portraits, showcasing the Malaysian flag, left spectators spellbound, provoking awe and igniting imaginations.
Pioneering yet another trailblazing exhibition, Mooreyameen took centre stage at the illustrious Georgetown Festival in Penang, unleashing his hallowed works in "Stripes and Strokes" in August 2018. With an explosion of artistic expression, the international audience at the festival reacted strongly to his collection of photos.
In a triumphant display of creative brilliance, Mooreyameen's mini exhibition, "Stripes and Strokes," electrified the grand launch of The Vibes at Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, in September 2020. Against a backdrop of anticipation and excitement, his captivating imagery pulsated with energy, captivating the hearts and minds of all who beheld it.