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We photograph for company annual reports, management shoots, products, corporate, events and commissioned portrait photography sessions.
“Thank you for the photos. You are the best photographer I’ve ever known! You captured the joy and inner strength of everyone! Thanks again, Jackie”
So read the email I just received. What a wonderful way to start my morning. An overjoyed client, happy with the photos just sent half way around the world to the them.
To set the record straight, I am not the best photographer in the world. I can only wish! Every photographer can, and will receive many emails or SMS messagesView full post »
I have been asked recently to do a number of profile photos for web sites, or their LinkedIn and Facebook profiles. And as people ask me about the types of images I can do in my studio I have decided to post up these from a short session I did a week or so ago for the effervescent Rowena Morais. You can find out more about her and her professional writing and training services by visiting her web site here.
As you can see I am able to do both natural and studio lighting styles in bothView full post »
His Royal Highness Prince Andrew the Duke of York is visiting Malaysia currently and carrying out many of the diplomatic functions he does on a regular basis. This visit to Malaysia has a very heavy schedule and included visiting the war graves of troops who fought and died in the defense of Malaya. Monday evening he was scheduled to be the at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur to address the Alumni of the University of Huddersfield. The event was hosted by the BritishView full post »
The lovely Kiran Jassal, Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 graced my studio a few days ago and I decided I would be remiss not to post about it. She does a lot of Miss Universe related activity and photo shoots are part of this. Her entourage came in and once she was ready we proceeded to do several costumes including swim suits and gowns. I will post up a few of the photos below.
BTW Please use the hash tags below to follow her. All the best at the bigView full post »
Recently I was asked to do an interior design shoot for a show home that is going to be featured in a European home style magazine. I brought along a full frame DSLR mounted on a tripod with the intention of shooting tethered composites using multi-flash. However as the shoot developed, and due to both time and constraints on positioning of the camera I reached into my bag and pulled out my trusty Fuji-film X-T1 and mounted the the very handy 10mm-24mm F4 lens. This lens gives a ultra wideView full post »
This commercial photography session was in a large factory owned and run by a large signage manufacturer in Nilai, Malaysia. If you are living in Malaysia you have no doubt seen their work before. Every Mercedes, Petron, Shell, Pizza Hut, KFC…well just about all the big companies who require signage use this company. Techniques used for these photos are subtle, as the location required “light painting” and multiple layered exposures to give quality images.
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Group Photo at Le Méridien, Kuala Lumpur
Just a quick post today. I was covering an event at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur in Sentral this morning for the INCF event. I was asked to do a group photo for it so got to work. Part of a successful group photo is to feel at ease in front of a crowd of strangers and chat away in a good natured manner explaining what you need from them. Once they know you are wanting to make them look good people will work with you. Important when it is warm and muggyView full post »
I did a series of head shots for an international investment company recently. They liked the this photo a lot.View full post »
These photos were taken in one of the studios I regularly use for corporate head shot photography. Everyone (yes I mean you!) should have a current head shot photo. Head shots are important for every one in business, whether it is for LinkedIn, Facebook, resumes or web site purposes. A good one can get you an interview, while a poor one will get you passed over when they are short listing candidates. I offer very good rates for these.
Technical: Photos were taken with an 85mm F1.2 hence theView full post »
Episode Restaurant in Publika is a fantastic place owned by Wolfgang. His vision is to provide great food at reasonable prices. Believe me, the food is AWESOME. They serve lobster just how I like it. The owner is a food importer for many hotels and restaurants and saw a niche market for providing quality food at affordable prices. The photos below were shot using medium format PhaseOne and small format Sony A7 cameras. If you would like to know more their facebook page is here.
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The University of Florida contacted me to take photos of one of their post-graduate medical students at work in one of the drug rehab centres he has been working with since the middle of last year. It was sobering to meet people with HIV and Hepatitis C. I found my heart going out to them as they struggle, often alone except for the sterling service provided by the medical staff at these centres. I had to be very discreet with shooting due to the sensitivity. I am including on my web siteView full post »
I was asked to take behind the scenes photos for a TV production called “Family Kitchen” starring Sherson Lian which is shown on the Asian Food Channel. The photo shoot was for 4 days and part of the brief necessitated shooting and moving quietly while the TV camera’s were rolling. I looked at my equipment and it was a no brainer that I leave the professional looking DSLRs at home and take my Fuji X-T1.
Why the X-T1? Because it is quiet. In fact it is absolutely SILENT, whichView full post »
Yuko was a violinist with the Malaysian Philharmonic (Dewan Filharmonik) who asked me to take some portfolio photos for her with her beautiful Testore violin as she was transferring over seas. I occasionally ask to do photography for musicians and I love doing them. She also owns a really nice cat!
For those who are interested: Nikon D3 and 85mm f1.4G. Shot on location in her apartment.
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DJ Yoon is a Chinese radio DJ (Mandarin stations) in Malaysia and I was taking photos with her in a studio for a local product shoot.View full post »
I spent a very pleasant morning with the Malaysian model Felixia Yeap. She was absolutely delightful and as a model very easy to work with. This was part of a product shoot and includes photos of Felixia in the kitchen and relaxing on a couch. Tips for girls wanting to be a model, feel relaxed in front of the camera and change poses quickly every time you hear the shutter click.
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I was asked to shoot an “Anti-Valentines Day” singles get together at Happer’s Bar and Pub in Damansara Jaya near the Atria shopping Mall for Matchzsticks on Valentines day. It was a fun event and lots of singles got together to meet old friends and make new ones. Shooting was fairly challenging as it was mostly lit by candle light. Due to this most of the photos below were shot between ISO 6,000 and 10,000 using the Fuji X-T1 with 56mm APD F1.2 and a Canon 5DMk3 with a 24-70View full post »
A couple of days ago I went out for a model shoot with my Fujifilm X-T1 coupled with the 56mm F1.2 lens attached. Both the camera and my model Jane were a pleasure to work with. I have been using the Fujifilm X-T1 alongside my larger Nikon and Canon SLRs at more and more weddings. It is a very light weight piece of kit. The big plus with Fuji cameras is the built in Astia, Velvia and black and white filter simulations. These were mostly shot as Astia.
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These photos are from a recent product photography shoot we did for Hartelega. Hartelega employs about 6,000 people and make 1 BILLION gloves per month, mostly for export. They are an OEM rubber glove producer for medical companies all over the world including Japan and the USA. The term “rubber gloves” covers both Latex and Nitrile glove materials. Nitrile gloves complement normal latex gloves as they are more resistant than natural rubber to oils and acids** and are about 300%View full post »
Unless you are in the industry, many people don’t know that Malaysia is well known worldwide for making rubber gloves for many international brands. I know I didn’t until we headed down to Hartalega to take photos for some of their managers and directors for their Annual Report. I will do some posting of our product shoot – in which I was the hand model! 🙂 – in another posting but for now lets see how great their managers look.
These images were shot in their new officeView full post »
Freda Liu of BFM
Just a quick post today as I am very busy at present with a variety of photography shoots: On Saturday I had a short studio portrait shoot with Freda Liu of BFM. It was a fun, relaxed photo shoot and we were finished in what seemed like no more than 60 minutes.
For those who don’t know Freda (most probably those living outside of Malaysia) she is one of the producers and presenters of “Enterprise” and “Tech Talk” on BFM 89.9. She has conductedView full post »
This shoot was taken in the Nikko Hotel at one of their bridal fairs. The bridal gowns were by Jovian Mandagie & Carven Ong Fashion. Gorgeous models including Xandra Ooi.
Xandra Ooi in a beautiful red gown
Xandra Ooi in a beautiful wedding gown
Beautiful Wedding Car surrounded by the gorgeous modelsView full post »
This is an ongoing project we are working on at present for an upcoming annual report. We are shooting on location and are bringing a full lighting set up and backgrounds on site. Being a photographer for trophies and awards has quite different challenges than photographing people. While there may be a lot more control over lighting, the reflections and transparency of the crystal and glass pose their own challenges. One of these is making sure the lettering is readable. White lettering on aView full post »
Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett
I was contacted to provide a photo shoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett for the run up to the Miss Universe 2012 finals in Vegas in December. Part of the experience for each contestant are the photo shoots in evening gowns and swimsuits so we simulated this experience to help Kimberley for her build up. Most Miss Universe contestants are not professional models (but many go on to become one) so these types of shoots are valuable.View full post »
Birthday party by the sea in Port Dixon
I have had some enquiries whether I shoot birthdays as a photographer. Yes I do! I shoot birthdays for newborns, full moons, 5th birthdays, 30th, 40th, 65th and 80th birthdays as well as anniversaries. As many of these shoots are for children, VIPs and others who wish to keep their birthday celebrations discreet and private, I do not post these on-line.
Please contact me for details.
One of the recommendations I have for birthdays:
“I hired Grant toView full post »
Fujifilm asked us to do a corporate shoot for them at their Menara Axis, Petaling Jaya Office for the launching of their new product Astalift. Astalift is pretty much a house hold brand name in Japan, and ranks in the same stratospheric market of skin products as SK-II. I have personally used their gel and I can tell you it is really good stuff!
Here is an info blurb from their web site:
“Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare andView full post »
Tony Blair was the guest of honour at a special dinner event in Kuala Lumpur. The event was low key, so not mentioned in many newspapers. We were chosen to be the photography team to cover the event. For those who don’t know, Tony Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1997 to 2007.View full post »
Willis Insurance conducted their worldwide conference in Kuala Lumpur bringing together Insurance expertise, Shipping Companies, Lawyers and Security consultants together for a very interestign conference. Photos from the sessions are below.
Large Group Photos can be photographed using medium format equipment which renders superior images over normal DSLR cameras.View full post »
Australia High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur
Sometimes you get asked to do a one off photo. I still can’t recall what this shoot was for but as you can see it was for the Australian High Commissioner and photographed outside the KLCC looking back towards the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.View full post »
I shoot for Transmarco (and other companies) for their company dinner and awards night.Â Transmarco are best known as the distributor of Hush Puppies. I have to say they have a fantastic creative team on board as every year they surprise me. This years concept was fancy dress with a fairy tale theme. Everyone put in a big effort to look great. The night included a magician, talent quest as well as awards for performance through out the year as well as best costume and act.Â Whoever is workingView full post »
Tan Sri Dr Augustine Soon Hock Ong
We covered the Kings College Alumni get together at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, Kuala Lumpur.Â The highlight was Tan Sri Dr Augustine Soon Hock Ong receiving a Doctorate from Kings College UK. Tan Sri Dr Augustine Ong is the President of the Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association and fellow of the London Royal Society of Chemistry.
Doctorate in handView full post »
KPMG Board of Directors and Senior Management, Kuala Lumpur
We get asked to cover boards of directors and senior management fairly regularly. These shoots are usually for annual reports as well as web site usage. This photo shoot was for KPMG Malaysia and we decided to make this a fairly fun shoot for everyone, as is evident in the photos.View full post »
Leona Lewis and the Veronica’s were in Kuala Lumpur for a street party hosted by VW. They were in great form.
Note this link will go to Face book. Leave a comment there and add me as a friend.View full post »
I was present at the launching of the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC and thought I would share some of the images here. The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak and other senior members were present along with a delegation from China. There were great hopes on this day for great things to happen.
Entrance to the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC
Member of the China delegation gives his speech
Malaysian PM Dato Sri Haji Najib Tun Razak
Prime Ministers speech
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Joyce Goh of the Edge
Another shoot for an overseas business magazine. This time one of the writers for The Edge, a weekly Malaysian business paper that writes up on the Stock Exchange, investments, and other business news.View full post »
Some of the dancers were pros
Many people know me as a wedding photographer ONLY. Well yes weddings are my passion, and it is the most “up front” and noticeable photography I do in Malaysia, however I also do a lot of corporate and commercial photography as well. These photos are from concerts I photographed for Acts School of Dance. The dance school is located in Plaza Damas. I have had a long history of shooting for them ever since 2007. I LOVE photographing the performing arts,View full post »
Arsene Wenger’s visit in Kuala Lumpur was exciting for football fans in this country. We were selected as the official photographers.
Arsene Wenger. Manager of Arsenal.View full post »
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