Munster is obsessed with the power of the visual language. He believes it has a profound influence to life and that of its symbolism, mood, emotional energy, elements, and tone can expand life by way of creating new realities and experiences for the viewer.
He began his love for creating beautiful visuals when he was in film school. There, he specialised in Cinematography - crafting moving visuals artistically, harnessing lights to create spectacular moods. Now as a Fashion & Commercial Photographer, he uses the same skills to create similarly conceptually rich and unique looks in a heartbeat. He frequents the United Kingdom and Europe shooting for top international editorial publications. Some notable faces he has captured include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Diane Kruger and Serena Williams. Through years of collaboration with various creatives and design agencies, he has transcended into a strong conceptual thinker, outstanding visual and strategically focused designer, with proven leadership abilities. He directs client photo shoots, TV spots and provide creative direction for print, collateral and interactive campaigns.
As a visual artist, he feels that he has major responsibilities and is always in a state of transition and self reflection, elusive from his commercial practice. The primary purpose of the visual arts is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also opening up their perceptions to the unfamiliar. Sometimes we are not able to see ourselves for who or what we really are, because we get stuck in our ways of thinking, or we often may become disillusioned. The impact of visual art often materialises in the subconscious; the audience consumes the work which provokes an innate response thus intrinsically resonating with the artist emotionally.
FASHION & COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
With 13 years of experience in the industry, his clients are based around advertising agencies, luxury brands & magazine titles both local and international.
L'officel, The Rake, Revolution, Her World, Mens Folio, Tatler, Elle, Her World
Singapore Airlines, Gaucoland, OCBC, Mediacorp, Mercedes Benz, Kriet, Marina Bay Residences, Nassim Residences, TBWA, BBDO and Orchard ION.
In addition, he is an associate faculty teaching in the area of photography for the Bachelor of Arts Honours degree programmes in Communication Design and Interior Design since 2013. These two degree programmes are offered by Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). He is also currently pursuing his Masters in Arts (Fine Arts) in Lasalle (Goldsmiths University of London) and is working closely with two of the most renowned photographic brands - Canon and Leica as an instructor and speaker for the past 3 years.