Photographer:  Rod Bland

Photographer: Rod Bland

I have graduated from faculty of Information Technology in Multimedia University, in Malaysia. Long story short, I was a programmer when I moved to Vancouver in 2010. 

I didn't have a camera when I was a kid, but my dad had a good one and he never let me play with it (very bad parenting). To be honest, as a kid, I never been interested to be a photographer or dreamed about it. As long as  I do remember, they were all poor .  

To year before my graduation, a friend of mine whom was into graphics, thought me simple rules of photography with my iK8oo sony Ericsson 3.2 megapixel cell phone. Photography instantly became my hobby. In mid 2008, when I came to Vancouver for first time, my father bought me a Canon camera for no reason. I assume he was very excited to see me after a year or so, and didn't know what to do. anyway, it was an amazing decision. since then, I was all about reading, learning, and taking photo. After a year being in Vancouver, I stopped attending BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) and quit my job to start a new life.

I have been published in different magazines and won few awards as a student at Lanagara College.