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The Comeback Artist

2009.01.17
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Taken during a rehearsal for his upcoming special showcase on 18 January
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The musicians involved in the recording and the special showcase on 18 January
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I was invited to session for Maman's latest solo album, entitled 'Taqwa', which is due to be released in March this year.

I played the acoustic guitar, bass & oud on some songs in this album.

Besides that, I also did a photoshoot for him, photos of which are to be used for the album sleeve & inlay designs.

Quick reference: Maman was the singer for a now-defunct band called 'Teacher's Pet', which consisted some of Singapore's best musicians at that time (i.e. early 90s). In my opinion, they were a musicians' band, equivalent to the American band 'Mr. Big'.
They had a song called 'Warisan Wanita Terakhir' which is still requested on some radio stations.
Please do click here for more information about the man himself.


There will be a special showcase by him, backed by an all-acoustic band ('yours truly' included), tomorrow at the Singapore Expo Hall 6. He is scheduled to perform around 5pm.

Do come down if you can & give your support!
31 Comments
Juriah Mosin Beautiful outdoor shoot Azrin. Soft and diffused .
Juriah Mosin · 2009-01-17: 03:43
Azrin Thank you very much Juriah!
Coming from a pro like you, my first reaction was like 'Woah'!
Azrin · 2009-01-17: 05:48
shady87 it looks how true artist ;)
shady87 · 2009-01-17: 08:13
OutOfReach Beautiful shots!
OutOfReach · 2009-01-17: 08:43
lynnsgallery2 AMAZINGLY BEAUTIUFUL!!! Before I even read the story...I said WOW these should be on the cover of the album they are that good. My favs #2 & #5 for perfect composition, #6 great perspective, #10 what a fantastic door. CONGRATS!!!
lynnsgallery2 · 2009-01-17: 08:53
lookagain You did a fantastic job on these, Azrin! All of them are wonderful, but I really like the creativity on #s 2, 6, and 10! Well done!
lookagain · 2009-01-17: 10:20
betsymurphy I wish I could come!
This is an AWESOME set, he will be so pleased to have these photos on his album. I too, thought these should be on an album!
Great job!!!
betsymurphy · 2009-01-17: 10:27
hitokirisama Cantik lah bro..boleh terus buat cover album nie..he..he.. :)
hitokirisama · 2009-01-17: 10:37
????? Excellent portraits, VERY well done!!~ (I like the feet!) R
????? · 2009-01-17: 11:30
worldthrumylens great set! love 2,9 and 10.
worldthrumylens · 2009-01-17: 11:36
shiqin I was going thru the picture thinking this oughta be in one of the album sleeves that you get to work on, and boy was I right! They're perfect and you did a great job Azrin. I have to say that by looking at this it reflects greatly of you as a musician/designer/photographer... I really like this set a lot.

Cheers!
shiqin · 2009-01-17: 12:44
almitra Wonderful! No. 2 is the best, it can be a CD cover!
almitra · 2009-01-17: 13:09
mireia Unos retratos magníficos, sobre todo los primeros, y en especial la toma la 6, me parece una imagen muy bonita
mireia · 2009-01-17: 15:17
Chete I agree, #2 can be a CD cover, but #9 is my favorite
Chete · 2009-01-17: 16:22
agaga An amazing post! So neat!!!
agaga · 2009-01-17: 18:25
vishnudattan great angles.. great composition..
vishnudattan · 2009-01-17: 19:03
LotoFoto These are great shots.
How fun to do a music-related photoshoot :)
LotoFoto · 2009-01-17: 22:17
vishnudattan so today's the D-day! hope it went well. All the very best to him and the group :) do post snaps of the performance!
vishnudattan · 2009-01-18: 03:28
nathaliedelmas Trés beau travail, très belles photos! J'aime tout particulièrement la 2 qui ressemble à la photo d'un album, ainsi que la 8, 9 et 10.
nathaliedelmas · 2009-01-18: 09:30
asylum666 wahh....MAMAN!

btw,set yg menarik bro!
asylum666 · 2009-01-18: 14:52
Azrin THE ARTIST HAS LEFT A COMMENT!

Haha.. no problem bro..
It's been a pleasure working with you & an honour to be able to make a small contribution in the production of your upcoming album!
Azrin · 2009-01-19: 13:15
photogp Amazing set and great composition, I really love #4 &9 !!
photogp · 2009-01-20: 01:36
Saeedeh Excellent set..:)
Saeedeh · 2009-01-20: 09:46
skakanka Great set!!!
skakanka · 2009-01-20: 10:12
mouette Wonderful musical set and great shots !
mouette · 2009-01-20: 12:08
munawwirkhan seriously entry berseni
munawwirkhan · 2009-01-20: 23:05
nazagirl beautiful shots!!!!! i love the light in these picts!
nazagirl · 2009-01-21: 15:38
DirtyTricks all i can say is Beautiful!!!! Really nicely done!
DirtyTricks · 2009-01-23: 12:11
kormoran Jaime beaucoup la#10
kormoran · 2009-02-08: 09:40
Bergur #6 and #10 are just brilliant. But I got to say #2 is perfect, by far my favorite!
Bergur · 2009-02-10: 15:55
izabell what a great set!!! the light is amazing!!! #2, 6 and 9 are beautiful!!!
izabell · 2009-02-20: 13:48
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