I’m a vintage addict and accidental banker born and based in Singapore. I grew up with photography as a way to capture memories and celebrate occasions. Long before the days of the iphone, I always had a point and shoot in my handbag to record interesting visuals. To express myself artistically, I would spend up to five weeks at a time to painstakingly recreate photorealistic subjects using acrylic on canvas.
After more than 20 years in the corporate world traveling to meet and market to wealthy Asian clients, I discovered street photography in 2010 through London based photographers Steven Lee and Andy Craggs, and Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos and found a deep connection to this absolutely consuming but empowering way of discovering a place and its people. And through this medium, I am developing my visual and artistic sensibilities in ways I don’t think I will ever be able to fully appreciate.
Since then I continue to travel whenever I can, and design my own education in photography with a combination of pounding the streets and studying with internationally renowned photographers including
Magnum photographers Nikos Economopoulos, Patrick Zachmann and Abbas,
New York based Singaporean photographer John Clang,
Houston based Joe Baraban and
Brooklyn based portrait photographer Aubrey Edwards
In June 2012, I was awarded Winner, Public Vote, Open Category at the KL International Photoawards for my photograph of an Ethiopian woman at the Epiphany celebrations in Addis Ababa.
I embrace my freedom to shoot what I want and continue to work towards a body of great photographs.