Syed Nasruddin |サイドナスルッヂン
HATAKEYAMA Hibiki | 畠山響
Syed Nasruddin, better known as “Hibiki Hatakeyama” began his photography journey in 2001, during the inaugural Super GT in Sepang. Since then, he has expanded his skills to include portraiture and began shooting professionally in 2011. He then began doing commercial assignments in Japan, working on projects that included shooting photos for photo books, CD artwork covers, and commercial photography for a number of talent agencies.
Among the photography societies in Japan, he is recognised as the youngest photographer to do both, motorsports and portraiture. In his work, he relies largely on ambient lighting, often citing a lack of strobism knowledge as the answer to any queries as to why he doesn’t use flash guns in his work.
Starting mid 2015, Hibiki started exploring the world of Japanese Idols, from Indie Idols such as Luce Twinkle Wink☆, Kamen Joshi to major debut Idols such as X21. Definitely living his teenage dreams. But at the same time, Hibiki tries to promote the culture of Japanese Idol back home, and thus in 2015, he organised the first ever full-fledge Idol event, featuring Stella Beats☆ and DJ Kanachan; Complete with meet & greet sessions, merchandise sales and performances. Definitely Hibiki doesn't lose his touch organising events since he started one of the popular ACG events in Malaysia; ANIMANGAKI. The most recent event event was Luce Twinkle Wink☆ and Stella☆Beats Malaysia Tour 2016 which was held on October 2016
Nowadays, you can catch a glimpse of Hibiki whether shooting Japanese Idols in Japan, or organising Japanese Idol events back in Malaysia, thus his motto; 'On The Run'.