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Catch This Fantastic Nature Photography Exhibit For A Free Fun Time In KL

Catch This Fantastic Nature Photography Exhibit For A Free Fun Time In KL

Chien C Lee’s latest exhibit, Masters of Disguise, focuses on the art of deceit in nature.

Anne Dorall

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Biologist, guide and wildlife photographer Chien C. Lee’s latest photography exhibit focuses on the art of deception used by wildlife, titled Masters of Disguise.

This exhibit features more than 60 fantastic photos of various kinds of camouflage and mimicry employed by insects, reptiles, birds, and even plants; featuring some of Chein’s most memorable encounters roaming tropical rainforests across four continents over the past 25 years, with many species hailing from Malaysia’s very own Sabah and Sarawak.

Photographer Chien C. Lee posing with his exhibit, Masters of Disguise, at GMBB.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Masters of disguise

Held in GMBB’s Darkroom Gallery, Masters of Disguise is highly immersive.

You are surrounded by fantastic photographs without distractions, together with sounds of the rainforest recorded by Chien himself, and paired with a woody forest scent by custom perfume makers OLFAC3 Perfumes.

Chien talks to media about the hidden frogs in this picture.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Each photograph comes with accompanying text that educates and enthrals visitors. There are also interactive panels that add further information and context to the organisms on display.

Chien bringing media on a guided tour. Note the interactive panel at the bottom that provides additional context and information for the main image.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Expect to see these wonderful lifeforms in exciting new ways as the exhibit opens up the world of ‘hiding in plain sight’.

One of ways to help protect not just the rainforest, but all natural habitats of the world, is to get more people to appreciate the natural world.

Chien C. Lee to media during the launch
This moth features a shockingly convincing pattern of two flies and bird poop, which helps to deter potential predators.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

An interesting walk in the rainforest

The exhibit is a literal breath of fresh air for anyone interested in the magic of wildlife and nature. It’s also a great place for families, as the photographs and texts are certainly interesting enough to keep anyone, young or old, engaged and spark an interest in the natural sciences.

Lim Ying Xian, curator of GMBB, Malaysia’s creative community mall, notes that many of us know of the beauty found in other countries, but how do we not know about the beauty in our own country?

Chien’s previous exhibition, Borneo’s Tree of Life, which documented his work discovering new and lost species of flora and fauna, was also regarded a resounding success, captivating the hearts and minds of visitors while it was displayed at GMBB as well.

[Chien’s exhibits are] based in science, but it’s still very easy to digest. It’s very accessible, and there’s still an aspect of art to everything.

Lim Ying Xian to media during the launch.

Masters of Disguise is currently held at GMBB until 15 January 2023 and is open daily to the public from 11am-6pm.

Admission is free, and visitors can also pre-book a free guided tour during the weekends. For more information on Masters of Disguise and other happenings, visit GMBB’s Facebook or Instagram.


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