What have you been doing since leaving TIS?
After I graduated from TIS, I went to Leeds College of Art to study photography and recently graduated from it. Apart from studying in England, I worked on some freelancing jobs such as photographer for the 2016 Leeds International Film Festival. I also participated in photography exhibitions and competitions. My final year project, Feed Leeds Homeless Project, has been shortlisted into the AON awards and it is currently on display in the AON London’s headquarters.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time in England, I work with a non profit organization called Feed Leeds. We go around Leeds, handing out food and supplies to the homeless people every week.
In what ways did TIS prepare you for life?
TIS provided a lot of opportunities for me especially with my passion in photography. I was able to get a lot of experience doing different types of photography. For instance, I took sport photos during the basketball tournaments. I also had access to high-end softwares like the Adobe Creative Suite.
What are your current plans and goals?
My upcoming plan is to take a Master’s Degree in Creative Entrepreneurship, but in the meantime, I am freelancing in Macau at the moment. My goal is to create a long term documentary project and turn it into a photo book or exhibition.
To check out more of Melvin’s work go to http://www.melvinleongphotography.com/