About SC Shekar

Educated in Kuala Lumpur & Australia, Shekar began as a photojournalist at the STAR newspaper in the early 80’s where his work won many Photo Awards . In 1989 he started Reds Studio Inc., specialising in editorial, architecture, hotels & resorts and food photography.His work has appeared in many exhibitions including “Movements”, KL Arts Festival (1985),” Kuala Selangor, A Documentation”, National Art Gallery, (1989), “In Memory of Ismail Zain”, National Art Gallery, (1992), “Documentasi Malaysia”, National Art Gallery (1994), “The Craftsman”, The Regent of Kuala Lumpur (1995), “Photography As An Art”, National Art Gallery (1996), “Visions”- A Multicultural Exploration of Malaysia and Australia. National Art Gallery (1997), “Rural Landscapes – Selangor”- Concord Hotel (2001),” Kuala Lumpur – A
confluence” (2002), “Images of Malaysia” (2003), “Peace” (2004), “ Eight ” –The Private Gallery (2005), “ Silent Stills” – Art Salon (2006).Shekar is also very well known in the international hotel circuit in the Asia-Pacific region. His trend setting work for the Shangri-la hotels & the Four Seasons hotels has won him much acclaim.

Shekar has been commissioned to do documentary assignments in India, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea (more info here). He has just finished two books documenting South-East-Asia titled “Our Land Within – Journeys Through South-East-Asian Communities” (2011) and “Raising Land – The Way of Life & Land in Sarawak”(2013). He has also spent the last 12 years documenting life as it is in Myanmar which is to be published in two volumes in early 2014

Major Publications

Malaysian Celebrity Cookbook (1992)
Visions – A Multicultural Exploration of Malaysia and Australia (1997)
Cuzinhia Cristang – Malacca-Portugueese Cookbook (1998)

A Vision Realized – The Petronas Twin Towers (1999)
The Architecture of Malaysia (1999)
Beyond Fusion- A Trans Ethnic Journey (2001)
Daughters Of Asia (2002)
Food From The Heart (2004)
The Zecha Heritage Cookbook (2004)
Straits Chinese Porcelain (2004)
The Royal Selangor Story (2005)
Thailand- 9 Days in the Kingdom (2007)
Mexico – Small Bites Big Tastes (2007)
Gilding The Lily – Everyday Portraits of Malaysian Women (2007)
One August Day – Photographs & Poems (2008)
“Ramuan”- Traditional Remedies from the Malaysian Rainforest (2009)
Our Land Within – Journeys Through South-East-Asian Communities (2011)
Raising Land – The Way of Life & Land in Sarawak (2013)