I was inspired by the movie : The Hangover and wanted to share a vision of how I would shoot it in my own context. Combining with elements of other hollywood movies, I thought this would be the perfect photograph to dedicate to all the grooms and groomsmen I knew through the years ever since I started shooting weddings. ( No worries, brides always get the attention:P )The preparation of this photo shoot has been the most mentally and physically draining since the ” The Flamin...g Couch”. I will save the details on that but importantly there are a lot of people involved in this crazy shoot. You know who you are and I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart. For all the coordination and assistance: Ethan Koh and Melvin Ng, you guys rock! \m/
No animals were harmed and just in case some of you get the wrong message: drink safe and stay out of drugs.
In Singapore, the groom and his groomsmen usually " suffer" during the wedding from being ridiculed during the gate crashing games to handling the logistics of the wedding. Then during the banquet, the groomsmen would also helped the groom handle all the "yum sengs" toasted from table to table.
However, what we do not see is what happens the day ...or week before the wedding. So for the next 2 days starting from 12 July, I am going to bring you all to a closer insight into the " effort and hardwork" the groomsmen actually put in to make the groom's wedding day a special celebration. Stay tuned to the unexpected.
Update - Journeys Facebook app is now live! - http://www.facebook.com/
On the 5th of April, the Wedding Photographers Network (WPN) will embark on our inaugural retreat. Over the years, we’ve been talking about heading out of Singapore for a collective overseas trip, to re-charge, re-fresh and re-treat ourselves....
So as the stars would have it, we will be taking a journey via the KTM railway line through Malaysia, where we will be documenting our trip armed with backpacks, cameras and our mobile phones. Very little about the trip has been planned apart from the route and the train stops. And we’re looking forward to exploring sites along the KTM line with brand new eyes.
We also plan to update our Facebook page live, by streaming updates via wall posts, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram. We’ve never attempted something like this before, so we’ll see where the wonders of technology will lead us.
As part of our hope to return something to the photographic community, three photographers just starting out in the wedding industry will be joining us for the trip. These three photographers were shortlisted from a portfolio review and interview session, from a call-for-submission from the online photography community. Their train tickets and lodging for the trip have been fully sponsored by the WPN.
But that is not just it, coming along for the journey will also be the cinematographers from Ichiro Films. The awesome guys from Ichiro Films will be joining us in exploring and documenting the railway trip.
We are looking forward to the journey, so come along for the ride on our journey along the KTM railway right here on Facebook. So do join us from the 5th of April 2011.
See you then.