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.
As the official photographer for this event, there were many activities held from official launch till early evening. KLPac's Theatre for Young People (T4YP) kicked off with a short but entertaining sketch on hepatitis awareness. There were also band performances and energetic Jazzercise sessions.
The main highlight of this event is of course, free hepatitis screening for the public. The campaign has in store 6,000 FREE blood tests, of which about 850 blood tests were registered in Sunway Pyramid alone.
Who is Ashley Khoo? You must have seen her in TM's Unifi large billboards scattered along Federal Highway. I've seen it for a good 2 months before I eventually noticed some words right underneath the image of a girl with long flowing hair.
It read "Ashley Khoo a.k.a Summer". It went on to say that she's a customer of Unifi, TM's high speed broadband internet service. A quick googling revealed her as an online professional gamer. Cool.
Jay Menon, the radio dee jay and TV personality was very natural in front of the camera. When the petite lass first stood on set, she almost immediately struck a pose, effortlessly that is.
She has very sharp intense eyes that lit up in unison with her wide infectious smile. Her high forehead spoke of confidence, I remarked, to which she laughed. A little googling revealed Jay Menon as FHM 100 Most Wanted Women in the World 2009. No wonder.
We were put into Studio 6 on Level 3 for the shoot today. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access to Level 3, and we had to lug all our equipment from Level 2 by stairs. The room is much smaller, and thankfully, there's no group shot which would have required me to move further back.
When Fiona Jane Gomez walked into the room, she wore a beaming wide smile that proved just a little too infectious for my taking. It shone right through her like a beacon. It certainly helped to add a sense of relaxation to an otherwise dull mood. She appeared very humble, nice and just full of energy as though she's always poised for her next move; no pun intended (as a dancer herself).