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.
Wetlands of Malaysia, JW Marriot Hotel, KL
Reminiscence by Moon Lake, Photographs of Traditional Musical Instruments, Matic Auditorium, KL
Waiting for the Chrickets Photography of Bali and Jalan Selatan KL, The Creative Centre, National Art Gallery
Prewar Building of KL, Central Market, KL, 10 Kia Peng Gallery
Hugging Trees, Touching Eternity, Publisher: YTL
Calendar 2008 - Lebuh Ampang, Publisher: Studio MMCMM
Spirit of Wood - The Art of Malay Woodcarving, Publisher: Periplus
Calendar 2000 - Kudrat Bumi Abadi...DI MALAYSIA, Publisher: Petronas
Calendar 1999 - The Malaysian Water Association, Publisher: The Malaysian Water Association
Unsmoke, Through the Lens of Malaysian, Colony@Star Boulevard, KL
The Spirit of Wood, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Jalan Stonor, KL
Appreciation of Photography, Bangsar Shopping Complex, KL
Brickfields Now and Then, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Jalan Stonor, KL
Malaysian Photographer, Notice Gallery Singapore
Contemporary Photographs, Elm Quay Fine Arts Gallery, KL
Landscape of Malaysia, KLIA Golden Lounge, Sepang
Photography as Arts, National Art Gallery, KL