Entry Title: "Nunuk Ragang"
Name: Flanegan Bainon , Malaysia
Category and Expertise: Portrait_P, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Black & White Portrait Series of Sabah's Native People (North Borneo Island of Malaysia) in their Traditional Costume originated from the Nunuk Ragang. Nunuk Ragang is a Red Banyan Tree located at Tampias (in-between Ranau and Sandakan District) where the KadazanDusun & Murut Civilization began before spreading all over the State of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

About the Artist:

Born and raised Malaysian Borneo. A very mysterious island shaped his Curiosity and Unconventional way of thinking. He started out as Graphic Designer before he further his studies in Photography at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. He discovered his passion in Documentary photography. Flanegan began his career as Press/Documentary Photographer, working with a local online press for 1 and half years and also teaching Photography at a local design college. To seek new challenges he moved to Tokyo, Japan where he began to assist for a Hiraga Masaaki for a few months and ended up become assistant and junior photographer for d'ArC Model and Factory Management. He was given freedom to do his freelancing work also at the same time. This has change his aesthetic and inspired his shift towards Portraiture photography. The simplicity and minimalism of his work is a reflection of his appreciation in all forms of life. Flanegan currently based in his hometown Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia.