Hello, I’m Rebecca Toh.


I am a photographer who works around the world shooting for clients such as Facebook, Monocle, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, etc.

When I was 20 – that was 2006 – I quit university to find my own way in the world.

In the years since, I have tried and failed at many things – at one point I was a cafe-owner, a late-night radio DJ, an indie magazine publisher, a newspaper columnist, an aspiring freelance writer. All sorts of different things.

In 2013, things took off for me when I decided to become a freelance photographer. Since then I have been able to live and travel purely on my income from photography. Over the years, it has in fact grown into a six-figure business.

This year – 2017 – is the 11th year since I have been self-employed.

My dream has always been to be self-employed and to make a living doing what I enjoy. Now that I’ve achieved that, my next goal is to achieve financial independence so that I no longer have to work for a living. What will I spend my time on then? Well, on doing the things I love every day!

Life is short. It can end tomorrow for all we know. Knowing this acutely is the reason why I strive always to live the life I want to live.

This website collects my thoughts about everything I have learned over the last decade about creative success and my personal exploration of what it takes to live a good and happy life.

Through my writing, I hope to give freely and spread a little more positivity, joy and courage in this world.

If my writing manages to help just one person move in a better direction in life, I believe this blog has done its job.

Other things about me

I am an aspiring minimalist.

I love freedom. And solitude.

I believe strongly in the power and importance of authenticity and honesty.

I enjoy thinking about how to think.

My favorite things in the world are books and bookstores. (I’m sort of a nerd.)

I love learning new things, breaking old rules, and seeing things from a different point of view.

This is what I’m doing now.

Currently living in Singapore.

I am on Instagram and Twitter sometimes.