Photo of the Day

30 Rising Star Ameirfikri’s Ode to Culture

November 17, 2019

By Jacqueline Tobin

Throughout the month of November, our Photo of the Day series will be taken over by each of Rangefinder‘s newly minted 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in 2019. The 30 honorees are featured in our November issue, and each of their full, 30-photo submissions, reviewed by the competition judges, can be found in our online gallery. For more behind-the-scenes insights, follow us on Instagram.

Ameirfikri prefers to let things happen naturally and focus on moments that show emotion and human connection. “For me,” he explains, “weddings are not only about the bride and groom but other attendees there as well. Capturing them unposed and without direction helps infuse genuine feelings and emotions into my images.”

Being from Malaysia, the photographer says that being raised in a community of different backgrounds helps set himself apart from other photographers by embracing diverse cultural heritages in his images. And using his trusty 35mm also helps, he says, as he loves the wider angle, mood and perspective it incorporates.

In the gallery above are his behind-the-scenes insights on three of the photos from his submission this year.