Photo Essay: 05-856, by Aik Beng Chia

IPA IPA Mentorship Program, IPA Workshops, PROJECTS 3 Comments


Some people think I’m a single dad.

Some think I’ve got a beautiful family, and that my kids are adorable. Especially the younger one, Evette.

Some of you even think I’m the perfect dad.

Truth is I’m not, and family life is tough.

My kids are dear to me, but I don’t spend enough time with them.

My son is an introvert and my daughter is an extrovert.

And I raise my voice at them all when I’m angry.

I spend most of my time alone at night in my study room.

It would be good if we all didn’t fight as often.

I want to be a better dad and husband.

Just like you thought, I dream of a perfect family.

Photographs & Text: Aik Beng Chia | Website:

05-856, by Aik Beng Chia was made during the IPA Mentorship Program. Click to view: More Mentorship Projects.

The IPA Mentorship Program is a distance learning photography mentorship initiative by Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) for those who wish to further their personal photographic vision and goals. More info:


More like this


Comments 3

  1. Pingback: Photobook: 50 Essays From 50 Photographers In Singapore | Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)

  2. Pingback: Slideshows from IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Session | August 2014 | Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.