Jason’s interest in photography and video dated back when he was 10 years old. Moving into secondary school he join the school’s photographic society to further enhance his skill and knowledge in the field. After the GCE ‘O’ level while waiting for his application to Singapore Polytechnic, he join the then VITB and was elected into the executive committee of their photography society; organising talks, field trips and competition. While in Singapore Polytechnic in 1976, he was elected committee member of their photographic society involved in planning, organising of talks, seminars and practical field trips. Upon completing Marine Communication in Singapore Polytechnic and national service (1981), he embarked on his career with Times Commercial Production as a production assistant. Involves video shooting, mid and post-production work for commercials, corporate and training videos. With more than 25 years experience in various field of photography and video/film production, he had traveled extensively in the Asia Pacific doing main line advertising, commercial & industrial, retail, corporate branding and annual report shoots, wedding portrait and fashion photography. Having work with top advertising/public relations agencies and MNCs like Batey, Publicis Eureka, Bates, DYR, TBWA, Saatchi Saatchi, Avante Garde Advertising, Burson Marstellar, OMPR, Hill & Knowton, Sony, Seagate, Chartered Semiconductor, Johnson & Johnson, Servier, Motorola, Boustead International, Singapore Technologies, PSA, GIC and many more. In retail advertising, he has served as long standing photographer for Watson, Guardian Pharmacy, MPH bookstore, Popular bookstore, NTUC Fairprice and Giant. In 1995, he won the “Kodak Bride of the Year - Overall Best Photographer” Award with a single entry. By this time, he had become a photographer of standing with numerous shoots in the Asia Pacific to his credit. In the 6 years from 2002 to 2008, he has been working on regional projects in commercial photography & TV commercial productions in Indonesia and China with advertising agencies & production houses. In 2010, he was recruited to the post of Photo Manager for the inaugural 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics during May to August 2010, taking charge of Jalan Besar Stadium - the venue for football. Involving in planning access point of venue, training supervisors and assistants and validation exercises for the Games. Eventual post of Photo Manager for football at Jalan Besar stadium managing photographers from local/ foreign press and a team of photo and media assistants. The following year, Laurel Sport Management International recruited him to be International Photo Manager for the Arab Games in Doha, Qatar. Training the media and photo assistants, taking charge of the football and floor ball from 26 Nov to 25 Dec 2011 working along with personnel from 5 different continents.
As every job is different, what I loved about it is the satisfaction one gets when the client is happy with your work. At the same time it enriches one's life perspective in terms of troubleshooting and also able to deal with people at different level (management to production worker).
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Of late I've done quite a number of interiors and marketing event launch shoot. Been able to envision the interior and marketing concept to choose the best angle and layout to bring out the best in interior design and marketing concept.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
'Kodak Bride of the Year' 1995 Overall winner
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm easy going and love to interact work people of different background and country.