Photo by Zach Chin

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A native of the Land of the Hornbills, self-taught Malaysian photographer Asther Lau grew up surrounded by the splendor of nature that is one of the world’s oldest tropical forests the jungles of Sarawak in the island of Borneo. As such, she was nurtured to love both flora and fauna from a very young age.

Asther discovered a passion for scuba diving and photography, and she gave up a career in advertising to vigorously pursue both loves, becoming an accomplished scuba instructor and underwater photographer in a matter of years.

Asther’s creative philosophy is simple: treat every special and precious moment as if it is her own, whether it is a wedding, the birth of an infant or a simple get-together of family and friends.

While underwater photography will always be her first love, Asther’s growing body of work, including portraiture and film photography, exemplifies her continuing personal commitment to perfecting the art of digital photography.

Asther lives with her husband, her precious little girl, Haley and her mum who loves growing a small nursery of orchids at her home in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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Photo by Zach Chin