After a long hiatus, our Influencers Series returns. This time, we talk to Mr. fashion photographer extraodinaire, Ridduan Ismail otherwise known as TTFGA
How did you end up doing photography? Was it accidental?
I don’t think its accidental because I really wanted it to happen. At first, it was just a small subject on my course. I guess it all started after I learned how to use a DSLR.
Im turning 25 this year. Currently, studying advertising for three years at a community college…
What are your thoughts on pre-loved/vintage stuff?
I have a lot of pre-loved stuff. I bought this leather jacket at this shop in Sungei Wang. I was supposed to use that money for the Laneway Festival in Singapore. But I ended up buying the jacket instead.
What jacket was it?
It was just a leather jacket. Made in the USA. Not sure about the brand.
Do you see yourself doing more than photography? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Shooting a campaign for Celine.
Favourite project thus far?
I would say shooting Najwa. I did the shoot last year. But they are going to start using the pictures this year for her EP album. A lot of media features will be using the pictures. The latest one would be JUICE Magazine.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Jurgen Teller. He shoots campaings for Marc Jacobs, Celine. You can see the tone, angle. It’s a bit like my style – black and white. Not too crowded.
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All images courtesy of Ridduan Ismail / TTFGA