Mahfuz Jaffar

Mahfuz Jaffar (nickname: MJ)

Mahfuz Jaffar, growing up in the Muar District in Johor, and currently, living in Kuala Lumpur. Former Certified System Engineer and hold a Degree in Information Technology (BIT Hons.) Majoring in Multimedia from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), graduated in 1996. He had been working with several local and international IT companies and responsible for supporting government projects and banking industries for more than 15 years as a Technical Specialist and Head of MidRange Support Engineer.

After retired young from his professional job and the corporate world in the year 2010, he pursues his passion in Street Photography until today. Mahfuz is an amateur and self-taught Street Photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“In today’s busy world, most of us hurry from place to place without pausing to see the world around us. Far too many people seem to sleepwalk through life without ever taking notice of the unique elements that exist in even the most mundane day. My photograph explores human interaction and involvement within the urban and contemporary landscape. Whether inhabited by humans or not, I made a photograph with a fascination in the whimsical world around us, conveying feelings of austerity and melancholy.”


  • Featured in The New Straits Times Newspaper (Life & Times) on 8 Sept. 2014 | Life in Black and White by Izwan Ismail

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