I first come to know about the Malaysian Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association (MVFRA) mid last year. As with most guys who hold a certain fascination for anything "military-like" and requiring impeccable execution of the highest disciplinary standard, I was totally captivated by the operation of the MVFRA.
However, I was even more intrigued and impressed by the fact that it's professionally run by a group of civilians with day jobs, ranging from IT, banking and the advertising industries.
Just when I thought the photo shoots for World Hepatitis Day were over, I headed over to Stamford College to photograph some of their students.
I wanted it to look different and atmospheric, though not necessarily with an attitude. The "sterile" look was definitely off the menu.
So, it was only natural to build my own atmospheric "underground" scene by painting it with flash.
It has been a year since I first embarked on the photo project "Am I Number 12?" commemorating World Hepatitis Day which falls on the 28 July.
The theme for this year's visual branding would be that of the three wise monkeys. This denotes the perception of the general public in assuming an indifferent stance toward the little-known and much stigmatized hepatitis disease.
The ubiquity and widespread use of mobile devices and smart phones is an undeniable phenomenon in this increasingly globalised world.The usage of technology has permeated every strand of society's fabric that we've grown too reliant on them.
And so I set forth in visually depicting this social slavery in my own interpretation; a mobile phone hamburger, complete with lettuce, tomatoes, slices of cheese and a sprinkle of flaxseed.
After much procrastination, with a final slight push of motivation and inspiration, I set off shooting my first candidate for Project Wind Dance, a personal musical project.
This photo project aims to document music lovers, practitioners, hobbyists and professional performers who have somewhat found their calling in music, whatever that may be.