I was tasked to cover this event/seminar assignment for a corporate client in Singapore. Here are some of the images capture on that day. Unlike wedding, i wanted to capture the important moments of various people having interaction, exchange of business cards, speaker giving talk, reaction from the audience, or even a formal group picture if needed.
It is the goal Capture Asia Photography wants to submit highest standard of images to the client.
Extraordinary documentation photography by Pete Souza, he is the Chief Official White House Photographer of United States President Obama. Pete basically give his best each day for years to document the importance of history. Every important moment never slip past him.
I thought this is one really good documentary photography show that i wish to show with fellow peers, enjoy.
Am glad to be able to wake up the early morning and make my way to Serangoon Road to document the festival.
This year i approach my subject in a more subtle way, i try to stay invisible so i can observe and capture the type of image i want. I try to be less graphic too. As most people will naturally be put off by the poking of sharp steel rods and hooks into the flesh. Still prefer my images in colors, it show the vibrance and good spirit of the festival, as if my viewers are there watching it. Black and white can be quite intrusive if the post-processing is done badly, people might interpret it wrongly if viewing in the least artistic point of view.
Pictures to share from the witness of Thaipusam festival in Singapore.
For more check out the gallery.
This year Thaipusam festival falls on 17 Jan. In case you are unclear what it is. It is a symbolic Hindu event celebrated by the Tamil community in Singapore. It is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks. Public can witness the event starting at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple on Tank Road. The festival is a visual spectacle and it often brings traffic in the city centre to a standstill, with a colourful procession full of chanting and dizzying rhythms of Indian drums.
I documented the Thaipusam Festival back in 2011. It was my first trip to witness the festival, and i would say it was amazing.
You can check out more of my mind blowing picture in this photo gallery
Light energy flowing in darkness. Using a Fujifilm X10 point and shoot camera to capture this series.
If anyone is interested in a 12x8in print to put it up in home or office do let me know.