In Singapore, like in many other countries it is a regular occurrence for whole families to get together on a special occasion and take a formal picture. Birthdays, weddings, a child’s graduation, celebrating a job promotion or whatever, these formal pictures mean a great deal to many families and will end up being put in a snazzy picture frame and receiving pride of place on the wall or mantelpiece.
However the increase in the number of younger family members who take jobs abroad has meant that many of the more recent family portraits are missing a relative or two.
Singaporean photographer John Clang, who is based in New York, decided to do something about this and devised a way of using video-calling on Skype to include everyone in that all important family picture! Continue Reading