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PHOTOGRAPHER: SUZANNE & SANJIT

Dain Said

“Nothing like the self-mythologising of one’s childhood from the sandy beaches of Pantai Cinta Berahi (the Beach of Passionate Love) in a then-heathen Kelantan with shadow puppets, to Cairo and the streets of London, to create one’s idea of home. After more than fifty years of life, exile becomes flesh.

Somewhere at a crossing, the path chose me, as I ran away from school and my father’s house. 

By the time I was 10, I knew I’d be making films. And at some point you follow the light, regardless of the detours. I don’t dwell on my failures. Hard work and study is my inspiration. And art is a religion.

Stories come from street corners, and the world, or ideas, which I craft into film. If it affects even one person, if it contributes to people’s feelings and thinking, then I am happy. That’s the most I can hope for.”

- Dain Said  


ISO: 447 | Aperture: f/2.2 | Shutter: 1/125s