Updated 02 Apr 2022
As a spin-off venture of mine in physics and greater academia, FWPhys LUX is built on the same pillars of equity, integrity, and social responsibility. Furthermore, I embrace the creative commons spirit, where practical and sensible.
Apart from faithfully photographing my clients and returning finished product on time, whenever I am behind the lens, I strive to follow the Code of Ethical Photography outlined at https://globalphoto.unc.edu/ethical-guidelines/.
This means that I will
- garner respect for my subjects and the communities I document, and always request consent and clarification if any produced image can be deemed sensitive by any party;
- respect the cultural preferences in terms of location choices, time of day, and attire choices of the client;
- keep the produced photos confidential and securely encrypted, unless explicit consent is given for re-publication or re-use;
- NOT exploit anybody’s trust or sympathy, be it the client or a potential viewer;
- NOT frame my images in such a way that they contribute to stereotypes or generalisations;
- NOT partake in the fabrication of false narratives or misinformation initiated by any groups or individuals.
Notes on Political and Special Topics
I might photograph political rallies and demonstrations on my own accord, but I do not accept monetary payments or official invitations to be at any particular one.
The ethics code above still applies to any work I may produce while in attendance of such an event.
While the array of topics and styles I am willing to work on is vast, appointment requests from individuals or groups deemed to represent, embellish or celebrate the following topics will be automatically rejected.
- Consumption of illegal substances, whether implied or explicit.
- Street racing, dangerous driving, and illegal aftermarket customisation.
- Theft, fraud, money laundering, and organised crime.
- Exploitation and abuse of fellow human beings.
- Colonialism, religious extremism, racism, and sexism, whether implied or explicit.
- Romanticisation of violence or threats of violence and cruelty.
- Degradation of environment, this includes overly lavish parties and on-scene photo events that take place in protected areas without proper government oversight.
- Advocation of unethical and unproductive social narratives, and opposition to the scientific method or progress.