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b. 1946, Singapore

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An established photographer, Karto (or Khamis Ariffin) is known for his hand crafted pinhole cameras – an art only a rare few can boast to possess. Using recycled materials, these collectors’ cameras are not only well sought after by local photography enthusiasts, but also their foreign counterparts, some from as far as Europe. Rather than spending heftily on expensive brands in the market, Karto feels that one should have an indepth knowledge of lighting, and need only basic tools, to take a good shot. His artistic photography works are testament to that.

Photography started as a hobby for Karto when he was in his 20s. As his interest grew, he went to pursue his training in the United States. Photography eventually became a lucrative career for Karto for the past forty years.

Karto has done commissioned work for advertising agencies and design companies, and has been teaching techniques in photography at local schools. His framed and unframed prints, personally developed, are acquired by companies and private individuals in Singapore and overseas.


Group Exhibitions

(Celebrating Maya Gallery's 1st Anniversary), Maya Gallery, SIngapore.
I’m MIXED UP (And I Like It!), Maya Gallery, Singapore.

From the Heart, Maya Gallery Opening Exhibition


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