Updated: Nov 25, 2020
Bryan Alexander Lim, or better known to the world as Bryzoid, is a self-taught fine art photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. After receiving his first DSLR camera the same year he was given his late grandfather’s camera in 2013, his passion in photography grew and sparked his creative journey.
He has since worked on various projects spanning album artwork and photo exhibitions, constantly sharpening his skills along the way to distinguish his style and identity.
What do you mean when calling yourself a “storyteller through photography”?
There’s always more to life and in the same manner, there’s always more to just a photograph. Every photo sheds light on its purpose and serves a story in justifying its existence.
Did you ever doubt your artistic prowess? If so, how did you work through it?
Certainly. I have doubts from time to time because I am my own critique. The only way for me to work through it is to keep creating and producing more work.
“You are not labelled by what you study.”
Which piece of your art/work do you wish you could erase from your mind so that you could experience it for the first time again?
In the last 7 years, I've been a disciple of fine art photography with over 100 visuals created till date. Out of all the work I’ve done, this particular artwork entitled ‘Spill’, 2013 captures the raw energy of storytelling through photography and that’s the one I wish I could erase from my mind just to remind myself why I started creating art from the beginning.
What challenging thing are you working through these days?
It’s more of a conceptual challenge rather than something that’s physically present. Throughout the last decade, I've been exposed to different kinds of expressions and things close to my heart would intrigue me into exploring further. Thus, coming from a multidisciplinary background, it is a challenge for me to question myself specifically how am I able to combine different subcultures (i.e art, music, lifestyle, fashion etc) in an approach to one entity and create a conversation with contemporary culture of this generation.
What words of inspiration were given to you that you would like to pass along to others?
“You are not labelled by what you study.” In hindsight, it’s quite ludicrous that you decide to study one thing and be labelled as that for the rest of your life. Obviously, when you dwell on it that’s how the world works and how humans categorise things so they can understand them. But it stems much deeper in the brain than that. To sum it up, by nature my practice is very cognisant to contemporary culture and storytelling. Photography, graphic design and fashion was just a way of thinking, it wasn’t a practice that i want to be labelled for the rest of my creative career. It is my ethos to ‘create stories through different mediums of creativity.’
What’s one of your most memorable shoots so far and why?
There’s a series that I've done entitled ‘to the moon’ which took place in different locations, shot in black and white format. It’s a very sentimental series with a lot of room to question the power of isolation and loneliness. The phrase to the series says “some souls connect no matter where they are”.
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