Kindred Spirits: The Journey


Valentine’s Day post!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. My apologies! I’ve been busy with work, and I’ve been experimenting with various social media channels to get my work out.

I have been trying out Instagram and Twitter since Facebook pages is pretty much a dead zone now.

Follow me on Twitter at and Instagram at I am also running InstaLive shows on my Instagram account every Friday night at 10pm (+8:00 GMT/Singapore time zone). Look out for the #Friday10pmWithMez hashtag!

Anyway, have you caught Marvel’s Black Panther in the cinemas yet? I will probably catch it over the weekend. Hope I can squeeze in a couple of days of R&R during the Chinese New Year long weekend!

Today is also a good chance to finally release some sneak previews of Kindred Spirits: The Journey.

Last year, Alvin and Nur Shahidah, avid fans of the Black Panther series approached us to have their pre-wedding photoshoot done based on the comic arc featuring Marvel’s Black Panther’s marriage to Storm of the X-Men.

The result is this series of pre-wedding photos which see them as characters from the comic book, with some inspiration from the movie trailer.


This entire series was shot in Macpherson Photo Studio with a Sony A7RII tethered to Capture One Pro 10 as well as on location at the Botanic Gardens in Singapore.

Backplates were shot at various locations in the streets of Singapore.

Images were retouched/edited on Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 and Capture One Pro 11.

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from the shoot at MacPherson Photo Studio.

As we couldn’t possibly bring the couple around in their costumes for the shoot (we had just 2 days with them with limited hours for each), we had everything done in studio and composited onto backplates taken separately. The shots taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens was done on the ground itself.

Models: Alvin Arulselvan and Nur Shahidah
Assistants: Raymond Ee, Sean Padman, Siti Zahara

Make-up/hair by: Alter Ego by MizDesert
Accessories/Costumes/Dress: Cosplaysky, Effie Costumes, The RPC Studio, Miza Arshad of Single Stich by Me.

Equipment used:

  • Sony A7RII
  • Sony FE 24-70 f2.8 GM lens
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM (for backplates)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM
  • Metabones IV adapter
  • standard tethering cable to MacBook Pro 2015 15″ Retina (for tethering to Capture One Pro 10)
  • iPad Pro 9.7″ (for Capture Pilot)
  • Godox/Bowens lights with standard trigger courtesy of Macpherson Photo Studio
  • Broncolor Siros L 400s x2 (for Singapore Botanic Gardens shoot), courtesy of Broncolor Singapore
  • 1200W smoke machine

For photographers residing in Singapore, if you are interested to find out more about Capture One Pro 11, do email me at! It is probably the best software out there for tethered shooting anywhere!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s