“When Ling and I set a time to do a shoot with my dog Rosong, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had seen her work at a fund-raising event for Noah’s Ark Cares, and thought it was a good idea to take some serious photos of Rosong, now that we’re both getting older. My sister Mary had spent a few years with Rosong during his earlier years in HK before we moved to Singapore, so I planned the shoot around her visit.
I chose some very green areas in my neighbourhood for the backdrop, places I’d discovered on walks with Rosong. Through the entire shoot, what struck me was the way Ling focused on Rosong, treated him like the “star of the show”, which really he was; Mary and I were there as supporting actors. With Ling’s careful attention to detail, thoughtful planning and sharp eye, and her capable assistant always ready with snacks to motivate Rosong, we were able to complete the shoot in good time.
The results were superb. When Ling invited me to her studio to review the shots, I knew the time and energy (and sweat) had paid off. Ling was also very prompt with her production, giving me realistic timeframe for expecting each phase of the final work.
The first were the photos she emailed me, and I was able to share them with Mary and friends right away. Next was the delivery of large canvas I had requested. The print was extremely clear and of very high quality. The photo album’s design, layout and presentation were professionally prepared and packaged, and I’m sure this will give me a lot of pleasure, whenever I flick through it, by myself, and with friends. My favourite is the video clip she produced of the shots with the music which I had requested. I just know I’ll be watching this over and over again.”
From Rosong, Mary and I – Thanks very much Ling!!