Mel Yap was born in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in 1979 and moved to Canada with his family when he was one year old. He now lives and works in Vancouver, BC. Mel Yap derives inspiration from music, art and film. A self-taught photographer and musician, he is interested in recognizing compositions. “It’s not so much subject as experience,” he says. Whether it’s the cover of a calculus textbook or an international exhibition, his goal is to eliminate preconceptions and be faithful to his intuition.