There is the extraordinary in ordinary, everyday occurrences. There are real-life stories waiting to be revealed and told to the world.
Kieron’s preference is to capture these stories using Leica monochrome. Two fundamental colours - black and white, the very essence of photography - tell the stories in their simplest, purest form.
Using the polar opposites of dark and light, the extremes of shades on the spectrum, conveys the narrative in powerful, dramatic images without the distraction of clashing colours.
Kieron’s photos usually show a lone protagonist, or small groups of people of great character in their natural setting — be it their home, going about their business, in their place of play, or following their time-honoured traditions — living their lives as best they can.
Kieron Long, based in Kuching, captures real-life scenes, usually as part of long-term projects, shooting in black and white with a Leica Q2 Monochrom to convey a powerful visual narrative without the distraction of clashing colours. He held his first solo exhibition, Borneo in Monochrome, in 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, and has been a Leica Ambassador | Malaysia since 2021. Kieron has an amazing record of having over 400 images featured in Leica Fotografie International’s Gallery, where photographs are curated by professional editors and presented to the public.
Explaining why he prefers monochrome photography, Kieron says:
“Among the shadows, or in the light, there are real-life stories waiting to be told to the world. Even ordinary, everyday scenes can be shown in extraordinary ways."
“I capture unique stories using Leica monochrome. Two fundamental colours — black and white, the very essence of photography — tell the stories in their simplest, purest form."
“The Q2 Monochrom is the perfect camera for me."
“It is lightweight, compact and versatile."
“I take it with me everywhere I go, and I can use it for a wide range of genres and subjects. From my hometown or on my travels, along city streets, to the most remote locations."
“I can shoot everything, from fine art photography to more abstract work, documentary reportage to sports and action, and portraits."
“The Q2 Monochrom can handle it all, delivering outstanding image quality with impressive tonal contrasts."
“The Q2 Monochrom never lets me down.”
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