Friday, October 31, 2008

Stuck in a rut

My last post for October comes on Halloween! Yvonne (Kayden's godma) aka Lianmei, one of my best friends from QUT gave birth to her first baby today! Her name's Chloe Ting and I'm going to see her tomorrow, will post some pics :D Congrats Nic & Yvonne!!!

Lately I've been feeling kinda stuck in a rut about photography and the business. Nothing negative, I still enjoy the job and business has been good but I feel I am lacking of a goal. How do I put it? I feel that I am going nowhere. I would like to do more meaningful things through photography. I shared my thoughts with a few friends and one of them suggested I do some volunteer work, she mentioned Operation Smile.
Their purpose: Throughout Asia, Operation Smile Singapore volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together, we create smiles, change lives, heal humanity.

I have emailed them to offer myself for volunteer work as they requested for professional photographers. Haven't heard from them but I feel quite excited about this :) Hope they reply soon.

Another fellow photographer Hart suggested to me that we should both hold an exhibition with donations from it going to charities of our choice. I thought this is a wonderful idea as well! Perhaps we can pick a selection of our work and get them printed on canvas and auction them off during the exhibition with proceeds going to charity. That will be so cool! Personally, I would prefer a children or women related charity as they are the foundation of my work and I would like to "give back".

What do you think of these two ideas? Hopefully I can do both :)


Davester said...

I think they're great! I know you very shy one but try to get some press mileage out of these lah!

hiPPo & rHiNo said...

hey! i like ur idea! you go girl.. giving back to society.. hope u succeed! =D

maryann koh said...

thanks dave and cherie for your vote of confidence :D i will not let you down!

妮妮 said...

That's cool~

Making use of your skills to help the needy!

I really hope that one day I will be able to see yr work being exhibited for charity... (Y)

Femmes Singapore said...

This is the charity that I mentioned on Friday

I came across it on the Erin Drallos site (she's the founder), which is a site you had mentioned in a previous blog entry (baby on chair).

The pics and stories made me cry but I think the parents really appreciate the photographers and images.

Thanks again for Friday's shoot; Mikaela, Jeju and I had a great time, even if we couldn't extract that many smiles from her :)

momoechan said...

I'm finally able to find time to log on to the internet long enough to read your blog! Thanks for your well wishes again mate :)

And I agree, I think it's a good idea to hold an exhibition with donation and give the money to the charity of your choice. Maybe you can take some pix and have them auctioned during the exhibition as well?