Becoming a photographer is tough, very tough, but becoming a photographer after having a well-paid steady career, and all the perks that come with that career, is damn near impossible. But Azli Jamil doesn’t care. After 20 years of working in middle-management, he decided enough is enough and quit his career to pursue his passion, and we’re glad he did. His images speak for themselves.
“I believe the best way to lead life is to choose our words and avoid unnecessary adjectives. The word we should use the most is TRY and the word we should use the least is PERFECT.” ~Azli Jamil
After quitting his job in 2008, Azli began traveling around Southeast Asia to pursue his photography. Over the last five years, Azli has developed a unique aesthetic that speaks to his passion for portrait photography. His motto reflects his distinct style: finding “beauty in simplicity.” He has finished writing a yet-to-be published 200 page photo book titled Photography Philosophy, where he shares 7 tips that will make you think, make you ask questions, and make you create photos that tell stories.
You can see more incredible photos at Azli Jamil’s Photostream
Before you take a shot, be sure, be confident. Don’t ever think you are going to miss. But once you have taken the shot and missed, LET GO!!!