Tabi basa & greetings everyone! I am Tukang Rantek Claudius, a portrait photographer based in Miri, Sarawak (Malaysia) who loves to take picture of peoples, their emotions in search of the perfect “decisive moments”.
When I first started in 2017, I have experimented with street photography and have attended a lot of Leica-organised events at KL. I also did few wedding/prewedding/bachelor party, with my first job being at Damai Beach Resort, Kuching, Sarawak.
As time goes by, I have focused more on portraiture, starting with lots of talents and models across Sarawak.
Back in 2019, I had my very first exhibition at Kuala Lumpur at a Leica Store Kuala Lumpur, showcasing my body of works entitled “Living Offshore”, which were captured when I went offshore all across Sarawak water. This debut solo exhibition at Kuala Lumpur is all thanks to Leica Malaysia and Ng Chi Loon, Leica Malaysia’s Country Manager.
When COVID-19 hits in 2020 and we have to do Movement Control Order (MCO), outdoor activity slows down a bit but that was when I did some funeral photography at Miri and Kuching respectively.
In 2021, I expanded into Boudoir photography. For me, boudoir photography is where I can find fulfilment in making others look good and feel good about themselves. It is a challenging genre with its main currency is trust between photographers and models/subjects. It requires a high level of respect. The whole process of boudoir photoshoot is not easy, but when we look at its result, it is really satisfying. Its main fulfilment is when I managed to transform an everyday woman into someone else, as if unleashing their inner goddess.
At the same time also, I am still doing events and weddings photography for those who appreciates my art.
In my core, I love photography and love meeting peoples.
Everywhere I go, there is always new things to be captured using my camera. I even brought my camera to my workplace in the event there is something that I want to take photo of. You’ll never know.
I love interacting with people. Throughout my career in photography, be it during wedding, event or street photography journey, I met peoples who inspired me. Trust me, there is at least one new thing that you can learn from someone, every day.
It is indeed an inspiring journey that I took so far, and as a fan of continuous learning and education, I am still in a learning phase towards excellence. Perhaps by following my page, you can find an inspiration to do better in your life.
Should you are interested in my photography services, be it wedding, engagement, portrait, funeral, etc, you can drop a query, where we can discuss further. I have done wedding, event and street photography, so hopefully my experience will be able to bring the best out of your event. Have a nice day ahead!
“Immortalising Your Memories”
All images © 2015-2023 Claudius Weson.