In my attempt to blog more I’ve decided on (somewhat) regular posts according to certain days of the week :)
what’s good wednesday
random film friday
I threw in some alliteration for good measure. It won’t happen every week, some posts will happen once a month and some bi-weekly, you’ll have to check back and see!
My last major update was in January (I’m so good at these updates every six months) so a lot has happened since then. I extended my cell phone contract (dun dun DUNN) which means 1) I’ve been here for over a year 2) I’m really staying 3) I’m working! *confetti*
So here are some of the opportunities I’m thankful for these past 6 months. (warning: long post, very thankful)
My Place Magazine / Issue 03 / My HK feat. Daniel Wu
Visited Daniel Wu’s office to photograph him for the My HK feature where he talks about a few of his favorite places in Hong Kong. One of them is a movie theater that shows a lot of indie/art house films attached to a coffee shop/indie bookstore called Kubrick. It’s a mere 10 minute walk from my apartment so it’s quickly become one of my frequented places too!
Here are some outtakes from the shoot…
Massive thanks to Karen, Liv, Despina and Faye!
Edge of Ember
I had the privilege of photographing Edge of Ember’s lookbook for the premier collection; SARAT, which means “beauty” in Khmer. I was excited to work with Lynette because the accessories are handmade by local artisans in Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and Vietnam providing self-sustainable employment to those communities.
See the rest of the lookbook (designed by Ken Wu) and the collection at http://www.edgeofember.com/
Lane Crawford / american apparel / A Pair & A Spare - Geneva
Lane Crawford launched an American Apparel pop-up at Queensway and part of visual merchandising included video displays featuring slideshows of stylish Hong Kongers wearing AA their way. Geneva of A Pair & A Spare was one of them!
mischa / Michelle Lai
Portraits for Michelle, designer of the up and coming handbag line, Mischa.
The first collection for Omberry, a sweet new line of yoga wear with a vintage flair! Thank you Katherine and Vicky for the opportunity!
Cole Haan / SUPERWOWOMG
This was a SUPER exciting project for Denise and I! We spent the day all over Hong Kong hanging out/running around while being decked out and comfortable in Cole Haan. :D
See more photos and the full rundown on Denise’s blog, SUPERWOWOMG (super-wow-oh-em-geeeee)! Thank you Rachel & Katie!
Cindiddy / Alexander Wang
This is something I never would have thought would happen in a million years. I do believe that if I were in LA, that would be the case, but…I’m in HK! and CRAZY things happen in Hong Kong. So thanks to Cindiddy and Prestige Magazine I was able to meet and photograph Alexander Wang! The portrait of him for Prestige hasn’t been published yet so I can only tide you over with these behind-the-scenes from Cindy’s interview with him. :P
SUPERWOWOMG / Isabel Marant
Another one…never in a million years! Isabel Marant opened another store in Hong Kong on Ice House Street in Central and she was in town to celebrate! She is undoubtedly one of the coolest women on the face of this earth. Thanks Denise for inviting me!
Christing C. / Lookbook
This is one of the favorite things I’ve shot recently. Reason 1) I got a chance to work with my good friend/BB/Brew&Post Fam Christing. 2) I photographed Emily, who was SO easy to work with and I had photographed her before, for the Colonial Goods x G.O.D. campaign. 3) Perfect weather (okay weather is never perfect in Hong Kong, but it was sunny, we almost died walking back to civilization). Thanks Ting! Check out her store at http://www.christingc.com