Kieron Long – Borneo In Monochrome
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Kieron Long is a documentary photographer and Leica Ambassador from Kuching, Malaysia located on the island of Borneo.
Born in Hong Kong, educated in the UK, Kieron has spent the past 4-years documenting the life and culture of the people of Borneo. He currently works with only a Leica Q2 Monochrom. By using only a single body and lens Kieron has mastered the capabilities of this specialized camera which drew the attention of Leica Malaysia to invite him to be and ambassador for the brand.
Long before Kieron became an ambassador Kieron was a regular contributor to the highly competitive LFI Gallery which has earned him countless LFI Master Shots and Picture of the Week awards. This is nothing to sneeze at.
Kieron pursues his project as a historian seeking to document the culture of his region before it disappears as young people leave their fishing villages to pursue modern lives in the city. He makes these photographs to honor the people he meets.
His primary influences are Sebastião Salgado and Aurelio Amendola.
A selection of Kieron’s photos