Hi, thanks for sharing your works, it's very nice in over all.
I'm a photographer, shooting portraits and wedding mainly, would like to comment a little on the things you are sharing here.
for this type of presentation, does not appeal to our mass wedding markets, some younger wedding couples may like your works, it's looks like neo prints, but if you would do a search on our local (Singapore) wedding portals, wedding photographers site, you will able to find out what are the styles more appeal to wedding couples here.
Hope this info may help you.
And unless you deem that you as a photographer/designer have arrived and no longer need to "catch up", then I suggest you reflect on your postings.
All of us learn and all of us hail from different parts, may it be the country or the world but I doubt even the best here would consider that they do not need to catch up. Stagnant and you will lose out eventually. So we live, and learn and continue to improve. Therein lies the element of "catch up" that each of us have to deal with. Just because you are further ahead now does not means you are better.
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Where is TS??? I would like to ask him some questions leh, cos wedding market may not sell, still got other market leh.
What's is this talk about 'old fashioned'? photography here and elsewhere is a little like fashion, once someone tries something, other photographers will mimick that style.......same in Architecture, and styles from other era coming back too. Like styles from the 50's, etc......
There are cycles in fashion, ads, photography that keeps coming back, Japan youth also mimicks and combine several dress styles from Europe, and this comes to SE-Asia, just look at those Victorian style clothing.....thats really 'old fashioned', but some people like it! :-)
This kind of design, may be 'old' to some here, but just one person needs to use it again in an important ad, and others will follow, and it is back again!
Anyway, I also see people writing in malay, philipino, hokien and whatever here and no one comments on that, one person writes in chinese and that can start a reaction like that?
Alright, may i suggest we do not further stray OT.
Have a good weekend ahead.
Hmm.. My post seemed to be lost...
Anyway, I was saying bring the SG style to China, then make a market there. After you've made a name, just treat me to dinner.
I regret I cannot type this in Chinese because then it'd probably be an incomprehansible mess of words. Nonetheless here's my two cents.
I'm living in China now and believe me, the chinese are taking great pains and effort to learning English. I only wish I had the same atittude towards chinese when I was younger. Frankly speaking the chinese language is an amazing one and people here have to learn "pu tong hua" too because of the different ethnic and regional diversity many of them speak their native dialects. So if you're asking them to be bilingual then yes many of them are already bilingual.
Coming from a graphic design background I think this is a series of really nice work, well executed and a fresh take from some of the work I've seen on clubsnap. It is definitely a far-cry from the neoprint machine kind of work and easily beat hands down visually and technically a lot of other work I've seen.
I'm no expert in the photography market here but I do believe you are following your own style and concept and I wish you the best in your endeavours.
unfortunately, this thread went a bit astray. it was purely unintentional, i guess.
i didn't want to ruin it further, but after reading peapilot's reply, couldn't resist.
I know hundreds of young Chinese grads in my company, who are trilingual - they can speak Mandarin, Shanghainese and almost perfect English (those from other provinces come to Shanghai and pickup Shanghainese within a year, you've got to see them to believe). These kids are the most hardworking and enthusiastic lot I've ever seen in my life. Give them another 5 years and soon the kids in schools will come out speaking confidently in English.
To TS :
Your work is nice, but like a few people have pointed out, it mightnot appeal to most folks here. I can't find the exact expression, but I think its not too genteel for this market. Maybe the teenagers might like this style, who knows ? You can look around clubsnap and check the portraits and weddings sections and get some pointers. Finally, you've got to find your own style in order to be unique.
All the best to you.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....
Your works actually reminded me of a NAFA intern I interviewed to work at my studio. She is from the Mainland also. Her works were much cleaner and more sophisticated than yours. I had to turned her down because her style is not suitable for the international market my studio is catering to.
Singapore is a production hub for many multinational firms and Fortune 500 companies. Your style will not appeal to these conservative clients. You have certain talents and artistic skills. However, they will be wasted if you don't change your style. That is, if you wish to work here.
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