I started this blog at the end of 2013, it honestly felt like 2014 flew past so fast. I am really grateful for all the opportunities that came by this year. I have been very blessed.
From top to bottom, left to right: Pazzion, La Fleur (Personal), Solace (Personal), Yumumu, Runway Bandits, Love & Bravery, Firefish Agency, Sugar for Spike, Moss Fashion, Runway Bandits, Flight of Fancy (Personal/Harpers Bazaar Competition), Tomas P (Test Shoot).
In December 2013, I handed in my resignation letter and decided to take the plunge (again) and give being a freelancer a shot. I also made my dream of visiting New York come true. It was such an amazing experience, I met so many talented creatives. I felt like a tiny fish in a big ocean, I spend my days wandering around the city, like a kid in a candy store. Bright eyed and filled with wonder. I walked in -9 degrees weather, hands shoved deep in my pockets to fend off the cold, just to get to museums. I wanted to see everything. I remember the first time I rode the subway, it was so confusing to me. Everyone seemed to be in a rush, I had to stop someone to ask for directions because there were so many different lines, and uptown and downtown directions. I remember being very nervous but once I got the hang of it, I felt like a pro. I'm making it a goal of mine to work in that city some day.
I had the pleasure of working with so many different brands this year, I'm always excited when given the chance to art direct a shoot. I remember being fresh out of school and faced with so many obstacles, the life of a creative is never easy, but I'm glad I had people around me who had faith in me and kept pushing me even when I didn't have faith in myself.
If anyone's been following my page would know I entered a few competitions this year, now that I had time to do some personal work. Came in as a finalist for both Harper's Bazaar Singapore Photography competition as well as the Professional Photographer of the Year 2014.
The most important thing I've gotten out of this year is to keep believing in yourself, and work hard for your goals. It's a never-ending journey but with each step, you get closer to what you aspire to be and that feeling is so amazing.