Esquire (Malaysia) - - EDITOR'S LETTER -


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.

Paul Gadd

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 Dis­ney

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.

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