Was hired by a local architect firm to document the completion of a high rise condominium in the eastern part of Singapore. The property has a 99-year leasehold.
About this project is quite a different way of working. I didn’t met a single person from the architect’s firm. Discussion were done through 3 channels – phone call, email, and Whatsapp. Is a little bit disappointing as i like to meet people and make friends. Still, it can be done.
As usual i did my preliminary scouting of the location after i learn about the venue, i didn’t even know will i even get the job? I think is good to have an idea how does the structure looks like thanks to my curiosity and excitement. Luckily the confirmation was sorted out quickly and arranged for a date.
The client did not give me any specific brief, particular detail or must have angle for their design. However the staff i spoke with told me his boss like the pictures i capture for his other award winning project at Jurong. The good news is i am able to shoot freely in my own style, which is awesome. That doesn’t mean half the weight is off the shoulder, because i wouldn’t understand what the client actually want in mind, unless keeping an open mind. But if they have the trust in me, i can do it. I always give my hundred and one.
If you were to ask me what is the main worry or concern i had for my outdoor assignement, my answer is the weather. Here in Singapore is always cloudy, especially in 2018 from my observation, during the week of the shoot date it was cloudy throughout! I wished the sky was in deep hue blue, unfortunately i need to fine tune my shooting style and angle to avoid the white sky.
This was taken during the first recce, nice blue sky in the back. On the actual day of shoot the sky was basically quite flat. For me capturing pictures during recce is important when the lighting is outstanding.
This was captured early morning on the shoot day. The only day i can have full unrestricted access to the entire property before the residents is eager to move in. The sky wasn’t the most blue to my liking.
Overall i have submitted over hundred images, i selected some of the best pictures for my portfolio. Do check out the entire series on my website.