Father’s Day is coming on the 17 June, I am launching a promotional portrait session for all fathers here! For RM200, you will receive a studio session which includes one framed portrait free. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at +6012 636 2128. Promotion ends 30 June 2012.
Sometimes, good stuff comes last minute… I suddenly feel like giving a promotion… A Studio Portrait, 8 x 10 inches, framed with wood and glass for Mothers for only RM200 for the 1st 8 customers who book the portrait session with me! Valid only on May 12 (Sat) and May 13 (Sun).OFFER Extended till 31 May 2012!!!
To ALL the mothers in the world, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Your sacrifices are beyond what words could describe!
Here’s one of my favourite shot from a recent editorial job for an overseas magazine…
Some of the challenges I faced in this job were:
1. Making hawker food look like recipe shots using minimum setup
2. Bringing out the essence of food culture in Singapore and Malaysia especially among the Chinese
3. Eating 3 bowls of assam laksa, 2 bowls of curry laksa, 2 plates of char kway teow, 1 chicken rice, 1 “sang ha mee”, and all the rest which I can’t remember… ALL in one day… I have a super tight deadline to meet… (Yes, I hate to waste food, so I made my 2 assistants eat with me after each shoot)
4. Finding public toilets to purge
5. Shooting professional-looking profile pictures of famous chefs on location at a fast pace with minimum setup
All in all, I enjoyed it so much that a part of me deep inside didn’t wish it would end… Hahaha…
I had to be a portrait-documentary-food-photographer all at one go! Hmm… so yummy! Visit me and we go makan!
I have recently shifted my studio to a landed property, a link house. My studio size has shrunk by half but I am happy with my new setup. I am also happy to be working more privately in my own little space, a good place for thoughts, for sorting out my mess, and an ideal place to serve my clientele in my preferred homely and private manner. As such, my new studio is only open to my clients and not to the public. Stay tuned as I gradually update my portfolio in this website. I thank all of you who love my works and who supports me.
I like things raw and real, when they are in their most truthful state. It’s probably unusual to many when the unreal, the “photoshopped”, the “beautiful” are what the world is after generally. I see beauty in true honesty, transparency and originality.
I guess the taste of Olympus Malaysia’s marketing team and mine are like two different ends of the world. I am such a stubborn fellow in holding on to what I want, and often am very sure of what I like, which makes me a “difficult artist” to get along with. Now, I am tasting real freedom after quitting from Olympus Malaysia as ambassador… and shall keep my spirit FREE! I shall be spending more time and energy in the craft of photography… not talk.
This is a recent shot from a dinner I was photographing. Most kids are natural posers. It’s interesting to see how a person’s self-confidence gets diminished as he/she grows up to be an adult. The most difficult people to photograph are people with no self-confidence. Beauty starts from the inside, not outside.