8th ASEAN Para Games 2015

PRIDE OF PARA ATHLETES

In this photography and videography for ASEAN PARA GAMES 2015 project, we traveled to all 10 ASEAN countries to capture inspiring para athletes from each country. These images were presented as memento to the respective representing for during the closing ceremonies. They were also used in the program booklets and multi media projection on the LED screens during the opening and closing ceremonies.

The creative direction in this project was to create 10 strong images and videos of the para athletes with a different sports each. The focus is not on their disability but rather how they strive as athletes with the limitations that they have. The main idea was to bring out the pride and fighting spirits that each individual has. The path to success is not easy. For them to persevere, they have to put in additional amount effort to push themselves further mentally and physically.

They maybe just starting on their path as a para athlete or they maybe veteran who have won numerous awards or even a Para Olympian. The one thing they have in common is their determination to overcome their situation as being a “disabled”. Their relentless training for long hours to perfect their sports, their love for their sports and the pride they showed when they speak about being able to represent their countries in the 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015 held in Singapore.

It was an awe inspiring experience working with these athletes. When we are dwelling in complains of our problems and difficulty in work and life, these para athletes literally sets the bar at an all new different level.

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