Friday, July 29, 2011

A Heart-warming Experience


I had a heart-warming experience recent at an annual report shoot for Bizlink a company that help people with disabilities find employment. At the company's workshop, businesses engage them to do simple jobs like folding letters, assembling packages, creating handicrafts and cards for sales and etc. At another room they have people working on PC and manning phones.

One thing that strike a chord in my heart was everyone was smiling and seems to be enjoying their work. Every one of them has some form of disabilities caused by illness or born with it but yet they seem like one big happy family.

At one group shot, for a moment I wondered how I could gather them together. No one hesitated when asked. An older man who is half the height of a grown man walking with a limp simply hold onto the hand of a man besides him. I was so touched. Life may not be perfect for them but they are happy being employed, earning minimal wage and doing something useful in life.

For the rest of us that is not satisfied, contented or happy with our life think again. We have so much given to us that we never for once think what life is like with disabilities. A staff told me one person told her he could work at the company for the rest of his life. Indeed. He is happy because the company see everyone as equal. No one has disability in the company. Society should too, reach out to them and treat them with respect and dignity.

For companies that would like to help to give jobs to people with disabilities please visit their website - http://www.bizlink.org.sg/

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Graduation Photography Services


It is the time of the year again where universities across Singapore are preparing to say good bye to their students as they graduate from their classes. It is a significant milestone for the graduates which is celebrated with their family and friends.

Many graduates and family also mark this occasion by having a professional studio photo shoot. Here is a photograph of a recent family graduation portrait, a mother and son I shot at my studio.

To all graduates of class of 2011, whether it's a NUS Commencement or NTU Convocation congratulation for this great achievement.

Guys Next Door Calendar 2012


A few weeks ago I was invited by a business friend to shoot for a men's calendar. Their photographer had to pull out at the last minute. Shooting men portrait is one of my strength and I jumped at the opportunity to be able to impart my artistic skill and create some great images for the calendar.

The title of the wall calendar which will be in A3 size is called Guys Next Door. Each month of the calendar will showcase one model wearing the sponsor's undergarment in a unque setting. We have created 12 different settings which losely describe the lifestyle of a modern metrosexual man.

We have shot in many location across Singapore in the past two weeks. We have just wrapped up the last shoot with a model doing a baking scene. In all it was a successful shoot, very taxing but rewarding when we see the images created before our eyes. I will write more in the coming week with some behind the scene photographs of the making of the calendar.

Look out for the launch of the calendar in August 2011.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hello again


Dear friends. It has been many months since I made my last post. We are already half a year into 2011 and much has happened. I will endeavour to post more photos and stories in the coming weeks and keep you up to date about my photography.

Let us start with this wondeful photo of one of Singapore's best kep secret - jungle garden in the heart of Bukit Brown Cemetery. It was my first visit to the area recently after reading in the newspapers that the government might be claiming back the land for redevelopment. It is a very sereal place walking pass the decade old trees, bushes and watching monkeys roaming the ground freely.