Doublh is a fashion photographer from Tokyo. He also goes by his actual name Hideyuki Hayashi in his career as a fashion stylist. He enjoys working on sophisticated conceptual editorial work. He is currently based in Malaysia and travelling between Tokyo, Dubai and other fashion markets around the world. He photographs our fashion spread on page 90.
Born in West London in 1969, Paul Gadd is a photographer who splits his time between Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. His editorial and fashion photography has appeared in numerous publications around Asia and internationally. His book, Five Minutes, based on portraits of people in Malaysia was published in 2012. He also conducts darkroom workshops at The Print Room in Kuala Lumpur. He braved the late-summer rains of South Korea to bring us photographs of Jeong Kwan sunim on page 72.
Ming is grateful to be working in the food industry, and believes being indulgent is key to enjoying a balanced life. He now finds himself in charge of a talented kitchen team somewhere on Telok Ayer, Singapore and enjoys feeding people with goose barnacles, dangly animal parts and braised leg of misbehaving Mediterranean children. He writes on his experience in the kitchen of Jeong Kwan sunim on page 72.
Mark has spent the past quarter of a century in Kuala Lumpur asserting his white privilege whilst embracing his penury. He has been a lecturer, publisher, editor, reviewer, consultant, CEO, and finally, a teacher. He loves the pastoral idyll that is Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar and yearns for the Malaysia that existed before he got here. He makes the case for Anthony Burgess on page 82.