I am Naeem Razak, “Just call me Naz!”
My friends know me best by being that one person that fails with text messaging’s ‘auto correct’ feature. I am the worst! If my emails don’t make sense, I was most likely on my phone. So, I apologise in advance. . . . .
My childhood home may have had more photos in it than most? I’m not too sure. But, I do remember going and getting film developed at Kmart quite often. We had an abundance of photos in the house from albums to loose 6×4’s stacked in containers and I often found myself searching for those photos of the past. I’ve always thought that I’ve had a good memory recalling events from when I was 3-4 years old. I do believe the photos from when I was a kid help flag markers in my timeline and have made it easier for me to remember those moments in between. – just a theory!
The search for more photos lead me to a closet where my Dad stored most of his camera equipment. I hit the jackpot – I thought. All these wicked camera gadgets with a handful of little DSLR cameras I had no idea existed in the house. This is where my journey in photography started. Being the introvert as I am as I used it as a tool to keep my mind focused on something when we went back to Malaysia to visit the family. I was quite happy just spending time on my own taking a picture of the spinning ceiling fan and seeing what would happen when I adjusted some settings.
I see everything in life as a journey. I’m still defining my style but it’s very clear what I’m drawn towards. Visions can’t be forced, the environment dictates the photo I’m just enhancing what I see.
The little things:
- My Instagram stories are random cat memes
- I taught myself how to do the moonwalk at age 7
- A fitness Junky in my other, other life
- Did I mention I love cats?
- Road trips Rock
- I’m a fishing addict
- I would easily wake up at 3:30 am to go fishing
- I’m an awesome sunrise photographer when I don’t catch a fish
I want to see an image and feel like I was back there in the moment. Your experience of your wedding day is more important to me, I’m a ‘creative’ but that doesn’t mean directing your day perfectly just for the photos. The magic unfolds in the moments and they’re never expected.
Tom + Barakah
We had Naeem photograph our Nikah and it was a very enjoyable, stress free experience! He’s skilled at taking natural light photos and the beach photo shoot we did was fun and easy as he was always calm and full of natural posing ideas. Would definitely keep him in mind for future events
Nass + Ani
Had the privilege of being shot by Manis Moments Photography. His vision and creativity is none like I have ever experienced with other photographers. The way he utilises natural lighting and the unique composition really make his photos outstanding! Would highly recommend to use him for your special day or even a casual shoot. You will not be disappointed!
Mustaqim + Hazirah
Chyeah! Amazing work done by Naeem! From the first appointment we had with him, till the wedding day itself, Naeem did not disappoint! Everything worked out perfect! He was on time delivering top service and produced quality images! I highly recommended Manis Moments for your wedding!