Photography has been part of life for years but the whole process of image-making inspires me a lot. From research, to conceptualisation, to pre-production and planning, collaborating with your team, to execution and post-production- I am highly involved. These processes of image creation provide a burning passion for me to create a myriad of works that tell stories. My stories are based from my dreams, from the films I watch, from the books I read and from other stories that I hear.
Colourful, Dark and Magical.
My Shoot with Kobe Bryant is probably one of my most unforgettable shoots. He was intimidating but I was able to direct him. Also, it was one of my quickest shoots ever.
There’s a photo that I took for a personal project of mine that I haven’t released yet. I am proud of that image because I let go of a lot of layers of myself (even getting naked) just to get the shot.
Literature, films, dreams, books, and life experiences are my wells of inspirations.
For me, a subject’s gender is irrelevant in the image-making process. I could be shooting a guy who looks like a girl or a girl who can portray a menswear story. As long as they can deliver the message, and as long as the intention is clear, the gender of my subject isn’t really any issue at all.
Style & Subtleties
This shoot with Kelly is one of my test shoots a few months back. My team decided to do a sort of minimal, color story that’s calm and comfortable and the same time.
I spend most of my time conceptualizing shoots and shooting. I am currently working on several personal projects that I intend to showcase and exhibit soon.