Another rather happy day for me… yes, I don’t normally read the In-Tech pull-out of The Star newspaper, the largest English daily newspaper in Malaysia but it was one of those days that I did not have any assignments in the morning nor the previous night, so I got up really early and started flipping through the newspaper page by page and to my suprise, my face and name was on The Star~!
Featured along side Mr. Ng Kok Leong, the photo editor of The Star, a 25-yr veteran photographer, it was a real honored to be mentioned in the same breath as Mr. Ng and of course, to be standing on the same stage with him.
As Mr. Ng said, “It is nice always nice to be recognized for your work.”; I was beginning to think that I am destined have my work unrecognized and unnoticed, receiving this recognition will be a real driving force for me to achieve more and work even harder.
Now… its time to process more photos.
I swear I haven’t actually picked up a copy of The Star since the last when I found my work beside a piece about Eric Leong. Suprisingly, this morning I found The Star had a StarSpecial on Weddings, that piqued my interest and opened it up.
Was more interested to find out who advertised on this StarSpecial especially the photographers but imagine my surprise when I flipped a page and saw my own photos staring back at me.
It was a piece about Putrajaya Marriot and they have used my photos. Having shot so many assignments for my clients it is very difficult to keep track on who is gonna use what when… it is actually impossible as clients never inform us when our photographs are gonna be used as they are under no obligation to.
Everytime I spot my work published somewhere, it tells me that the client really found my work good enough to be used and that gives me so much satisfaction.
Note to Self : I should read newspapers more often.
Besides the interior shots, here was my favorite shot of the “tea ceremony” for that assignment… guess it was a bit too “wild” for normal usage but I still love it.
… a piece on Eric Leong, one of Malaysia’s favorite interior designer’s work at Raffles International College Kuala Lumpur.
It was Sunday morning… I rarely if ever read the newspaper but that Sunday was odd, unusual… I flipped through the papers and for the 1st time in many moons, I actually flipped through the Education Guide of The Star, the most popular English national newspaper in Malaysia.
Imagine the surprise when I saw my photo used and place right beside Eric Leong’s image~!
This shot was taken many months ago while on assignment to shoot Raffles Design Institute’s premises and education environment. Nobody informed me that the image was going to be published… but I ain’t complaining….
BTW… here is my favorite shot from the same assignment of the building :