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Bridegroom William

Unlike Shan, William’s room do not get the best of natural lighting from the sun as it is shielded by neighbouring flats and had only a small corner window. The only available light before the sunrise comes from the ceiling florescent. As light bounce off the walls and take with it their colours, there is a tint of cool cast in the images caused by the blue and green walls. In post-processing, however, I was able to make the colours warmer.

The day began early and I started at William’s place with a cup of coffee. Michel, my associate photographer was assigned to be at Shan’s. Kenneth came in at about 0630am to style William’s hair before making his way to Shan’s to do hers. Thank goodness the couple stay near each other. At about a quarter past 7am, William begins his preparation as I click away.

Looking back now, it somehow dawn on me that the images look a little like a Gatsby commercial. Perhaps I’ve subconsciously been impressed from watching too many Gatsby commercials on YouTube featuring Takuya Kimura. In case you’re wondering why, it is because William, Shan and I once had a discussion about that corny yet funny Gatsby facial wash commercial so I went on YouTube to look up more Gatsby ads as I recalled how wacky and entertaining they were.

I just love singing along to that catchy tune of
“I~~~ will give you Gatsby~ Gatsby~~ Gatsby~~~”

{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}

(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

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Bride Shan

The first thing I felt when I stepped into Shan’s room was the sheer presence of the golden morning sun shining in from the windows behind her.

It is moments like this that you truly feel that a wedding is blessed.

The magnificence of the light made my job easy in photographing Shan. But of course the make-up and hairstyling helped too, and not forgetting the beautiful gown from Silhouette The Atelier. Not trying to make all this sound like an advertisement, I also want to add that the florist did a fine job with the bouquet too. My policy is that I will not fail to give credit to where credit is due. Gratitude is a virtue.

I love roses, especially the cream and champagne ones.

Note: Sorry I don’t have the contact for the florist at time of writing. I’ll update once I get it from William+Shan when they are back from Tokyo. Yes, they are blissfully having their honeymoon there.

{Gown by Silhouette The Atelier}
{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}
{Make-up by Ginger Lynette Leong +65 9475 5719}

(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

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Forever Begins Today

 

Forever Begins Today! It’s William+Shan’s wedding day today and we’re off for the shoot. : )

10th July 2010 is going to be a Great Day! Let us all bless this day with LOVE.

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So kiss me tender, love me true… Darling feel this magic too

It’s another long title (what is it with me on long titles this week?) but I feel it appropriate for this image. The words are from an Elvis Presley song. Can you recall which one? And can you feel this magic too?

{Gown by Silhouette The Atelier}
{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}

(Art direction by Michel Tay)
(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

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True love calls on part of you that cannot speak

This has a long title because I cannot find a word to express my love for this image of Shan, but yet remembered a caption from a friend of mine who painted these beautiful words on canvas – True love calls on part of you that cannot speak.

It is my task as a photographer/imagery artist to observe my subjects. When I say to observe, I mean it not as merely looking with the eyes, but seeing and feeling from the level of the heart. No good work come from only scratching the surface. When it comes to imagery, it has to come out of love for your subject.

William and Shan told me about themselves and their wedding. They relive the moment to me about how they met and when they first held hands. They also described their wedding to me by telling me about the kind of decoration (flowers/colours/music), the type of cake, and the venue.

Last Saturday I was also at their church rehearsal. These things count to me. No effort must be spared. Every detail counts. All of these help me fall in love; my love for weddings, my love for photography, and my love for the two of them – William and Shan.

Beneath my cool exterior, there is a burning heart.

I still can’t find an adequate word for this image. Will you help me?

{Gown by Silhouette The Atelier}
{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}

(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

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Sleepy Sean

We all feel sleepy at one time or the other, and when we do, we acquire a set of droopy eyes to accompany the look. Just look at Sean here falling asleep on daddy Clarence’s shoulder. Isn’t he just adorable?

(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

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A.i on Facebook

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Ubiquitous

Everything has to start somewhere. Back in 2006, when I was still in the initial stages of building up Andessen DC, I had the opportunity to work with a friend at his company. During that time, I was feeling stuck and did not know what to do since my plans had fail one after the other. My thoughts then became that I could do with some change. My friend needed manpower help with some graphic works so I took up the job on a freelance basis.

From graphical layouts, I eventually went on to produce their product photos as well. It wasn’t that I was good at photography but in the amount of time with the jobs at hand, I’ve grown very fascinated with it. Back then I didn’t even own a DSLR but they had a Nikon D70 in their inventory. We needed images for the company website and product brochures. The product images have to look the part – which is slightly upmarket. My background in Product Design and Mass Communication probably helped in the development of these images. It became something that I enjoy doing. I would have a concept in mind, discuss it with the design team, get down to the photography and then go back to the team for feedback. They would then complete the works with the final touch up. I like the team effort which also allows me to be creative. The stint however lasted only for about half a year until my own schedule clashed with the team’s expectation.

The idea for Eubiq came from the company chairman’s vision of having an ubiquitous power plug that could be plugged in anywhere along a power strip. I thought that it was rather ingenious considering that there are many applications that this idea can work really well on. An application is to use it with the huge conference table in the meeting room. Imagine being able to plug in your laptop and any work devices anywhere along the tabletop. Wouldn’t that be convenient?

Ubiquitous – I learned a new word from the experience. Thinking back now, I was probably being ubiquitous too.

Photography Andy Post-process Andy Words Andy

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