The Upcycle Project

December 18, 2013
posted in Happenings, Lifestyle & Design
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What I didn’t expect when I volunteered my services to Mizah and Jan earlier this year when I first chanced upon the work they do in the Macpherson community was the extent of which my heart would be touched when I embarked upon The Upcycle Project.

 

Participate !n Design works with the purpose of bringing an accessibility to art and design closer to communities in Singapore, with Upcycling being the chosen form of engagement with people through various events and activities. It was at the Upcycle Village that I first was introduced to Maggie – a stool upcycled from magazines donated by a publisher, and the rest as they say, is history.

 

With The Upcycle Project, they reached out to a number of local designers to gift five families within the MacPherson neighbourhood pieces of upcycled furniture designed according to their specific needs, some right in time for Hari Raya celebrations. But the furniture, though impressively done up, was not the real hero to me, but the connections and stories gained through the home visits of each family. For me, it was like an opening of horizons, when I realised that photography stretches beyond the aesthetics and I discover ways I can possibly aid people in giving them a voice.

 

It was beyond honour as well when I was invited to speak at their sharing session during the opening of the exhibition at the Civic Museum (opened by The Thought Collective). This is the last weekend you’d be able to catch the exhibition if you haven’t done so!

 

 

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Thank you Jan, Mizah and the entire P!D team and designers. Please LIKE their facebook page and keep track with all the work they are doing. I had been thoroughly invigorated through the entire experience and can’t wait for more projects I may sling under my proverbial belt.

 

 

 

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Just a Peek :: The Portsdown Life ft. Amos + Jan (and other updates)

April 16, 2013
posted in Engagements, Lifestyle & Design, Portraiture, Weddings
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RANDOM NEWS FLASH! I am currently in Perth, Western Australia, and I will be here for a little more than a week with the main purpose of shooting a pre-wedding for a dear old friend of mine, as well as attend his weekend this weekend. While that’s happening, I am also taking the chance for some much needed R&R, visit friends, my old university and get re-acquainted with a city I used to call home.

 

Before I left, I was given the wonderful opportunity of capturing the quiet moments of Amos and Jan (and their dog, Pastel) at their residence in Portsdown. The old colonial buildings gave such a dreamy setting, with light bouncing off everywhere from the white walls, to the lush green of their surroundings. The idea was to approach this pre-wedding shoot with the phrase “a day in the life of” in mind. Something simple, unpretentious and natural, albeit with a slightly glamoured up wardrobe. Because as Jan said, “It’s not like we sit around in our living room reading in a gown and our formal wear.” I had to have a good chuckle at that.

 

So here is a sneak peek… and I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying the process of editing this session.

 

 

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Look, It’s Snowing!

December 24, 2012
posted in Journaling, Lifestyle & Design, Portraiture
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As much as it can in tropical Singapore. Spoiler alert: It’s fake snow (figures). Although I’d have to say that silver confetti falls very prettily.

 

These were some of the outtakes from the last part of my postcard shoot, taken when I was going for that perfect image. Thought they all looked good together in an animated gif. I am very thankful for a good-natured model and great assistants! All-in-all, it was ultimately rewarding.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!

 

 

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