Morning Hike: Malaysian Photographer Rayyiu Radzi and the New Russar+ Art Lens


Hailing from Malaysia, Rayyiu Radzi got hold of the New Russar+ Art Lens and flies to Indonesia where he hikes Mount Semeru and rests by Ranu Kumbolo on a fine foggy morning.

© Rayyiu Radzi

How did you get started with photography?

When I was in high school, my mom surprised me with my first camera and from there, I just couldn’t let go of it and kept on capturing pictures of everything beautiful that I see. No matter where I go, I need to have my camera with me to make sure I get to capture every great moment there is.

© Rayyiu Radzi

How would you describe your style as a photographer?

I love taking natural and candid pictures. I really think that unplanned pictures of people, their culture and nature are beautiful.

What/Who do you consider as the greatest influence in your craft?

I love Robert Capa’s work. Close up shots will allow us to better see the expressions on people’s face, the tiny details.

© Rayyiu Radzi

How do you develop your skills?

Always experimenting with shadow, natural light and just use whatever-things-around-you. The simplest the better.

Can you share with us how it was like shooting with the Russar+ Art Lens while hiking?

Very easy to use and its super light to bring.

© Rayyiu Radzi

Tell us a little more about your Russar+ Art Lens experience. Any interesting challenges or interesting stories?

Just pure mechanical wide angle and simple lens. I love the design + glasses. Sharp!

Do you have ongoing or upcoming projects that you would like to tell the community about?

To be honest, I don’t have any planning. I don’t see things so far but rather live the moment and go with the flow. That way, I can live a life focus all my attention on my photography.

© Rayyiu Radzi

Rayyiu used the Fuji XT10 with the X adapter with the Russar+ Art Lens which he comments is the best combo.

Check out more of his work and prints at or daily updates on his Instagram: rayyiuradziphoto.

written by crissyrobles on 2017-09-18 #people #art-lens #lomography-art-lenses #russar-art-lens


  1. shufi
    shufi ·

    These are so pretty, esp 1st one! Btw Ranu Kumbolo is the name of the lake in the mountain, the mount's name is Mount Semeru @CRISSYROBLES

  2. crissyrobles
    crissyrobles ·

    Thanks for the info, @Shufi ! :)

  3. sanamiii
    sanamiii ·

    Nice photos!

  4. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @shufi & @crissyrobles also Indonesian famous photographer Haryanto Devcom photographing the same place with his mirrorless camera from the same brand but he was get sponsorhip by fujifilm or something hahaha the art of stalking his facebook account =p

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