Apart from launching ePloof!, I also spend a bit of time on a charity project called ‘Shooting TING causes’. Shooting TING Causes is essentially combining my love of photography with a charitable cause – working with the Arc Children Centre. This is a dedicated centre for children who are suffering from cancer and are too ill to attend regular school due to treatment or weakened immune system.
It’s often the case we are humbled when we complain about misfortunes in our lives when we face a child that’s terminally ill and yet making the best of every moment they can with a smile on their face!
Sad as it is, … it is a fact that life is fragile and can be seem cruel. Not everyone is lucky enough to have healthy children from childbirth to adulthood….
It’s often that when children are sick, there’s little mood or time to think about taking photos of their moments together so I wanted to offer a service where we volunteer our time for an afternoon to take some pictures for the child and their parents, and capture them in a classic, timeless manner as a keepsake. The photographic style is black and white portraits of candid moments, capturing the bond between a child and their parents, friends and supporters at their time of need and illness.
Last Sunday, I had the honour to present a charity project I’m working on which is www.shootingting.com/causes at the Arc Children Centre charity event.
The event was hosted by the patron and the chairlady of the Arc CC – Mrs Goh Chok Tong and Dr. Rita Yeoh respectively. The guest of honour was Mr Teo Chee Hean – the Deputy Prime Minister of SG.
It was great to see so many distinguished guests coming together to raise money for the centre and to talk about some new initiatives to engaged the children and parents of Arc.
So all of you who have healthy little ones, don’t take it for granted. Enjoy your time together – play with them, listen to music with them, take photos of them and enjoy them as they are