Details

Model Mayhem #:
533374
Last Activity:
May 18, 2019
Experience:
Some Experience
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Oct 05, 2007

About Me

I have a long and diverse experience in the photographic industry since late 1990s when film was still popularly used. I have a solid understanding of photographic principles and technicalities, strong interest in photographic technologies, and also a good appreciation for creative concepts and imagery.

Beginning in Singapore as a self-employed photographer doing events, weddings and on-location portraits, I moved to Australia to finish a degree in engineering. I worked as a studio portrait photographer and a photo-finishing lab technician, then a customer service representative selling a wide range of studio equipment providing product and technical advice to professional photographers, and later, a technician for 8 years repairing/modifying mostly Canon digital cameras and lenses in Australia's largest camera repair company.

My picture ideas/themes change with season and time, and I may juggle a few at a time. Unlike many other male photographers, I do not only photograph women, and give you an excuse why I exclude men. I strive for diversity in my images, practice for improvement and expansion in my skills, and try to step out of my comfort zone to do different themes/genres with people of different backgrounds and talents.

Everyone starts from being a nobody, and I am happy to work with amateur or beginner models which I have done so several times. If your profile is full of self-captured mobile phone selfies, requesting only paid work is unrealistic. Experienced models with a good portfolio may rightfully command a fee.

I visit Singapore once every 1 to 2 years, and will strive to do photo shoot with models who are suited to my current ideas/themes.

I believe conservatism retards progress and fear stops advancement. Unlike many of my Asian peers, I am powered by an open mind, and driven by forward thinking. I seek models who are bold, creative and liberal. If you share a similar positive attitude, I look forward to hearing from you. For peace of mind, I have no objections with models bringing a chaperone but will not pay any costs involving the chaperone.

Credit Notes

Singapore's National Day Parade 1999 commemorative magazine (event photography)

Singapore's National Day Parade 2001 commemorative magazine (event photography)

Melbourne's EFX magazine Nov 2006 issue (fashion photo feature)

Melbourne's EFX magazine Apr 2007 issue (photographer's assistant)

Singapore Day 2008 (4th Oct) at Sidney Myer Bowl, Melbourne (event photographer)