Speaking of coincidence, I’ve always wanted to explore working together with The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) when I first heard about it a mere couple of months back. So it came as a huge surprise when they contacted me out of the blue in late April to enquire about my commercial photography services.
Within two weeks, I found myself at the school embarking on one of the most fulfilling and exciting projects for 2014.
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).
We arrived very much earlier on location at 1.30pm to setup as we will be having with us a larger group today. I will be photographing the very pulse of KLPac's operations; their directors plus the vibrant and critically acclaimed T4YP (Theatre For Young People).
Christopher Ling certainly holds himself well with the indisputable air of a fatherly figure. He walks right into the room, followed by a small group of six young boys and girls, just like chicks following their mother hen. He was a very amiable and pretty animated person; truly a pleasant guy to work with. Just as he finished writing his message, he sprung into action, eyes lit up with enthusiasm and suggested he should be sitting on a chair, right next to an empty one with the placard.
We were right on our way towards our next shoot after photographing Geofrey Perrin Williams. Next in line was Razif Hashim aka Raz. I can't help but think he looks a little like Naveen Andrews who played Sayid Jarrah on Lost; at a glance that is. Interestingly, Naveen attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I find Raz to be witty, "playful", sharp and undoubtedly smart, with a quirky sense of humour, often potentially dark at times I must say. Reason being, he could have easily played a villain's role pretty well, owing to his piercing eyes.