As a kid, I had serious hatred towards the Arts and Crafts module in school. Yup, no interest nor appreciation in Arts. I had a thought planted in my brain, "How in the world can artistic skills help in my career?". I can vividly remember the Hitler drawing I did in class; one hand was bigger than the other. I got 2 out of 20 marks. "Not bad for a 5 minutes' work!", I thought.
Things started to change when I was around seventeen years of age. I got mesmerised looking at digital artworks online. My appreciation towards art grew. I spent months getting awed by fabulous works of digital art from online communities and galleries like deviantart.com and digitalblasphemy.com. I came to realise that the creative modules in school back then was seriously flawed. We had no exposure at all to digital art.
I spent my high school days learning Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator. I've always enjoyed web developing too. You know, it's like being an architect in the virtual world. Having fallen in love with the creative world, it didn't take long for me to get interested in photography. If you ask me, photography is the most beautiful thing in the world. A moment captured in time. A moment that's never going to happen again with the exact lighting and expression.
I remember going around the neighbourhood taking photos with my 5 megapixels Olympus digital camera. Oh that was the best gadget I've gotten myself then! After some skipped meals, I decided to plunge into the wonderful world (no longer) that is DSLR. I started photographing weddings as an assistant photographer before starting to do it on my own. On 22 July 2007, Simplifai Studios was born!
I simply love the fact that I am the person responsible for capturing precious moments that married couples are going to show their children and grandchildren and generations after that. It's a rewarding job. It pushes me to work hard in every single project as nothing feels better than having a satisfied clientèle.
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Our group at Simplifai Studios look forward to be a part of your special day and creating that masterpiece for you.