A little background:
Once a night owl having spent over 15 years as a musician and sound engineer, I traded late nights for early mornings and took up photography in 2003, not by choice but by circumstances, after I was made redundant in my last job. Before I set foot in the music & audio industry, I took up all sorts of jobs from auto parts delivery boy to construction site worker, from supermarket helper to van driver and many more which you don’t want to know!
What I do for my career:
Passionate and dedicated photographer with 17 years’ experience - traveling the world capturing wonderful destinations, amazing hotels and beautiful interiors for local & international brands. Very easy to work with, team player, NO diva, go extra mile, good listener, willing to work with tight budget & deadline and did I mention Professional? Also, a photography instructor with Sony Singapore.
What I do for leisure:
Trying to wrestle the phones from my boys, accompany my wife for shopping, belly scrubbing my shih tzu and doing at least four 7-10k run every week. Exploring wine, single malt and nihonshu with my buddies.
What I'm really good at:
Having experienced different format and platform of photography for the past 17 years, I have the ability to consistently deliver my work, to meet the demands of creative directors and photo editors in different industries. I pride myself from able to wear different hats to my job, from controlling and styling the set, to art direct talents or to capture pure candid moments and story telling with my images. Teaching photography is another one of my passion and strength as over 25k participants have benefited from my trainings since 2006.
Winning the Travel Photographer of The Year Award, Eyes on Asia Award and several other accolades in various photography competitions. Being one of the judges for National Geographic Channel photo competition and leading the winners for a bootcamp in Bali. Deliver photoshoot successfully and meeting brands marketing direction in above the line and social media campaign. Featured by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Turkish Airlines and National Geographic.
Commercial projects worth mentioning:
Jewel Changi Airport for CAG, Oakwood Residence Group, Grand Park Hotel Group, DUO and Andaz Hotel, Raffles Hotel and Long Bar, Andaru Group of Villas, KPMG, China House, Haven Bintan, Keppel Marina, CapitaLand Malls, South Beach Residence, Singapore Poly, Ngee Ann Poly, National Archives of Singapore, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, Qatar Airways Premium Lounge in T1, American Club, Chevron House, Timbre Group, NEWRI Comm and more.
I'm currently one of Sony Digital Workshop's (SDW Singapore) instructor, leading overseas photography tours, conducting photography workshops and camera handling classes. From 2006 to early 2015, I used to work in Canon Singapore as a resident photography instructor. Since then, over 20,000 people have attended my technical trainings, courses and workshops. I have lectured in many institutions in Singapore such as; National University of Singapore, United World College, American International School, Indian Global International School, Hwa Chung International School, Victoria Junior College and more.
I have shared my passion in travel photography with many esteem corporations such as Temasek Holdings, Singapore Airlines, Capital Land, Keppel Corp, Singtel, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, ANZ, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, UOB, BP, Ikea, DHL, Media Corp and Comfort Delgro to name just a few. My teaching assignments have brought me to Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Cambodia, where I shared my favourite passion with local enthusiasts.
Awards & Accolades:
Winner of Eyes on Asia Awards 2014 - Professional Category "Travel-Folio".
1st Runner-up in Eyes on Asia Awards 2013 - Professional Category "People". View here.
2nd Runner-up in IPA (International Photography Awards) 2013 - Professional Category "People: Children". View here.
Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 - Grand Finalist in "Portfolio - Journeys & Adventures"
IPA (International Photography Awards) 2015 - Honorable Mention in Pro Category: Culture
IPA (International Photography Awards) 2014 - Honorable Mention in 3 categories: Pro Category: Fine Art-Portrait, Children and Culture
Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 - Grand Finalist in "One Shot - Extraordinary"
IPA (International Photography Awards) 2013: