“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.” ~ Dr.Seuss
Alvin Lau is a self-taught photographer based in Kuala Lumpur who has been photographing the streets of Kuala Lumpur extensively for the past few years. He is currently photographing Sentul.
Sentul, just 3 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur was a major industrial hub for Malaysia during the colonial days. Today, Sentul faces a problem that is affecting many places in Malaysia - rapid urban development. More and more spaces are taken up by property developers as the weeks go by.
Despite the radical change of the landscape that has been happening over the years, this ongoing project is an observation on what is being left behind that is still relevant instead of a commentary on urbanisation.
Change is inevitable in the process of improvement, from a personal point of view, I am no doubt saddened as the landscape of my home changes every now and then, but it serves as a solid reminder that it is crucial to appreciate the present.