‘Jalan’ vol.1 is a photobook that sets out to capture the experience and vibes of the streets of Kuala Lumpur. It documents what goes on in the streets as well as within buildings and vehicles, recording the behaviour, culture and trend of a certain period in time.
It is also a book that celebrates photography artistically by focusing on the visual aspects of images, be they in colour or in black & white. It does not necessarily rely on the familiar or popular ways of presenting pictures. Ultimately ‘Jalan’ is about seeing. It questions our acknowledgement and appreciation of what we see around us everyday.
Vol.1 covers three topics: rainy nights in Bukit Bintang and KLCC, traveling on the LRT and MRT, and capturing black & white images.
The Collector's Edition consists of the book, a limited edition signed and numbered print, and a set of exclusive stickers. It comes specially wrapped in black, sealed by a red sticker.
The print measures 22cm x 16cm and the photo is NOT featured inside the book. It is exclusive to this edition. The sticker set includes photos of the front and back cover of the book without any text or barcode. These are also not featured inside the book.
The ‘Jalan' [Collector's Edition] is limited to only 60 sets worldwide.
Azul Adnan is a photographer and educator. His photos and articles have been published in the media and his works have been exhibited at the National Art Gallery Malaysia and at exhibitions and photography festivals in London, Jeonju, North Carolina and Zurich.
Azul is a regular speaker at the annual Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival and has been a panel judge for several photography competitions. He organises and leads photo walks around Kuala Lumpur.