Perth, 4th January 2011
For those who haven’t heard it through the grapevine yet, I guess the biggest event of the new year for me is the start of my new company Klaasen Lighting Design, in short KLD. As of 1st January 2011 I am no longer with Lighting Images (long story…) and will be running my projects and apply my passion for lighting design exclusively through KLD. Definitely a new adventure and a big step…does not come much bigger then this in life. But I have reached a point in life where I want control of my own destiny, have new challenges, but most of all enjoy what I love doing most…lighting design. I did not realise until someone pointed out to me that the 1st of January had the auspicious date of 1.1.11, so there you go, the signs are aligned for a great success!
I have build some great relationships over the years and so far my friends and clients have been absolutely positive and supportive of my move. I am now in the process of assembling my team for the projects ahead! For the moment I am operating from Australia and Singapore but if all develops and progresses well we may reassess and look at other opportunities.
Key to enjoying my passion for lighting design is to devote more time to education and sharing my knowledge with others through my blog, articles and other lighting related events. I am open to any suggestions! Last year’s participation in I-Light Marina Bay has also opened other avenues to pursue in a more artistic and event related direction. I am roaring to go with my new venture and look forward to meeting many of you in the coming year!
Today’s Light Watch is the Perth City Council House, which not long ago had a million dollar façade lighting upgrade. I am personally not a great supporter of random colour changes, but for a “sleepy” city like Perth it’s quite something!
Light Watch 2: Perth City Council House, Western Australia