David Lok

Diploma in Photography

New England School of Photography, Boston, USA

Founder of Studio DL (since 1992)

Expertise in Industrial, Interior & Exterior, Lifestyle, Landscape, Commercial Photography

If you have spent some years in this part of the world, you would have come across a David Lok photograph in a magazine, billboard or gallery. One of the region’s influential commercial photographer, David has weaved his creative style across the retail advertising industry even before setting up Studio DL in 1992. 

 

David is inspired by storytelling through conceptual and lifestyle imagery. There is almost no constraint to the combination of emotions he delivers; and as far as it goes, images can be shocking yet inspiring, or intriguing and uplifting. In telling the story, he doesn’t just capture moments; he captures ideas. 

 

Following his curiosity, he is interested in things outside the realm of photography. David enjoys empowering different walks of life from the urban poor to indigenous people. As an activist, photography gives shape to his initiatives, while advocating and documenting social issues in Malaysia. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1999

Wetlands of Malaysia, JW Marriot Hotel, KL​

1996

Reminiscence by Moon Lake, Photographs of Traditional Musical Instruments, Matic Auditorium, KL

1995

Waiting for the Chrickets Photography of Bali and Jalan Selatan KL, The Creative Centre, National Art Gallery

1988

Prewar Building of KL, Central Market, KL, 10 Kia Peng Gallery

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Hugging Trees, Touching Eternity, Publisher: YTL

2008

Calendar 2008 - Lebuh Ampang, Publisher: Studio MMCMM

2003

Spirit of Wood - The Art of Malay Woodcarving, Publisher: Periplus

2000

Calendar 2000 - Kudrat Bumi Abadi...DI MALAYSIA, Publisher: Petronas

1999

Calendar 1999 - The Malaysian Water Association, Publisher: The Malaysian Water Association

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Unsmoke, Through the Lens of Malaysian, Colony@Star Boulevard, KL

2000

The Spirit of Wood, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Jalan Stonor, KL

1999

Appreciation of Photography, Bangsar Shopping Complex, KL

1999

Brickfields Now and Then, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Jalan Stonor, KL

1998

Malaysian Photographer, Notice Gallery Singapore

1998

Contemporary Photographs, Elm Quay Fine Arts Gallery, KL

1998

Landscape of Malaysia, KLIA Golden Lounge, Sepang

1996

Photography as Arts, National Art Gallery, KL