When I got a ping in PM from Karin asking me to be her guest blogger, I was quite tickled about it. I have never gotten such an invite from anyone before. But the thing is, what to write and how to write about what I do? Because: I am not really much of a blogger. So here it is.
My name is Cherinée (pronounce Share-Ree-Nay). I’m told by my parents that it’s French. I am 100% Chinese and I live in Malaysia. My dad chose my name and I get asked how to pronounce it here all the time. It’s why I put the pronunciation here as well. When I was younger I considered it a curse. Nowadays, I’m glad my name is rather unique and recognizable, because being unique and recognizable is the game I am trying to go for here in my freelance photography business I am trying to start-up.
I am a freelance photographer currently based in the Klang Valley area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have about 4 years of experience photographing people and I am still learning all the time to get better and better. When I take clients, I try and take the ones with the babies and the children, cause I love to photograph them the most. I can’t alway choose of course, but when I can, I want the babies! Check out my Facebook Page while you’re at it here:
The thing about babies is, I want to capture the time as they grow. That moment where they are so in the moment. It’s different on them than it is on us. The pure joy and happiness that are in their expressions before they grow up to be adults. Or the newborns, when you’re taking them as they are sleeping. That tiny new being, that you are given the gift of for a few hours of time to remember in before it’s gone in perpetuity.
Once all those moments are gone, you can never have it back again. I enjoy taking photographs of them so that their mommies and daddies can forever remember what their babies looked like at that point in time. At least, that’s what I am trying to do.
You have to be able to make them smile and you have to want to make them that you have to be able to relate to the babies and children to get the photos you want.smile. There has to be at least a smidgen of pleasure at making children smile. If you don’t like to do that, this is not a job for you. Just making them smile and being able to capture their energy, joy, and the playfulness of their nature is what gives me the energy to continue on in the day.
But before all of these, I am also a gamer at heart. I love to play video games. Our home has a veritable array of devices and all our friends that enter our home the first time are constantly amazed at the collection we have amassed. Among the devices that we can call ours are: the 3DS, PS Vita, PSP, PS3, PS4, Wii, and the Wii U.
The current game that I am stuck on as having been the best in story telling and most innovative is The Last Guardian. If you guys are not video gamers, let me explain to you. This game was developed by genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studio. The previous games that they had developed were Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Both have a big following just as much as The Last Guardian is growing its followers.
What is so special about this game you may ask. Let me tell you.
This game is about a boy getting kidnapped by this giant cat-bird creature called a Trico. On its way back to it’s nest, the Trico gets injured and the boy and this creature has to figure a way out of the trouble they’ve made for themselves. I’m keeping the story of this game deliberately vague. It’s so you’ll have to go and play it to figure out what happens in the end.
What’s really cool about this game though, is that the boy is basically helpless and he needs help from the creature to do some things. There’s a symbiotic relationship here where there are some stuff that only the boy can do and there are some stuff that only the Trico can do. So for them to accomplish anything, you as the boy, would have to work together to figure out a way out of the place. It’s really awesome how they show the connection between the two of them. By the end of the game, you will be really touched and in tears.
This game touched me a lot. I recommend you try and play this at least once. You would not be disappointed.
So this is me in a small nutshell. I hope you have not been disappointed.