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.

I quit university when I was 20 to find my own way in the world. That was in 2006.

In the years since, I have tried and failed at many things – at one point I was a cafe-owner, a marketing executive, a tuition teacher, a part-time 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.

Life is short. It can end tomorrow for all we know. Knowing this acutely is the reason why I’m so interested in learning how to live a joyful and meaningful life – I don’t want to waste this precious life.

This website collects all the lessons I have learned about life as a creative and human being over the last decade.

Through my writing, I hope to give freely and spread a little more joy, peace, courage and healing 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.

I travel a lot.

I make mixtapes of my favorite songs here.

I host a podcast about life, business, happiness and everything in between with my co-host and good friend Daniel.

Currently living in Singapore.

I am on Instagram sometimes.