Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some not very exciting self portrait I did after Streetfest. Thought to do it since I had makeup on and the last time I'd done a session was 6 months ago. It was all random and extremely impromptu. Combing out my hair out of that mess after Streetfest into this was one epic wonder. Applaud me. XD

I would really do more self portraits if I were photogenic or pretty. Alas god doesn't give us everything.

Did a beautiful beautiful shoot for Playeur last Sat, I think it's for the Aug issue, but that is if the shots aren't killed because of MDA regulations, first. Oh well.

Shot a kid (with an adult model together) on Monday. She's 8 and has been modelling for 4 years already. Like woahhhh. I'm considering sending my sister to an agency too.

Bought PS3 with my best friend last week and been slashing in Dynasty Warriors 6 for a while.

Zhao Yun's story was so gay I couldn't stop laughing, my best friend rendered speechless. I spoke to a friend who worked in Koei about it and he simply drew me a comic strip of how his boss would say, "hahaha but it's not gay~".

And then a few days ago I discovered this wonderful function of watching videos on my iPhone. (Duh, I wonder what I'd been doing with it) Loaded in Gundam 00 and somehow it is much more bearable than the last 2 times when I tried re-watching the first episode on my laptop.

I'm starting on ep 7, catching it while on the road to and fro shoots. I think it's a bit unhealthy for my eyes, then again staying up till 4am every day isn't exactly healthy either.

The anime itself is actually not that bad, not as much as the initial impression anyway. Ah I guess I can only conclude after I finish watching the whole series. Afterall my nerdy self in childhood watched Gundam Wing some 70+ times and no matter how crappy the artwork or cliched some lines were it won't be so easily replaceable. *evil aura surrounds*

Finally started on the layout and design of my photobook. I've got a really wonderful designer, I'm happier than I should be about the layout because it's not even done yet and there's still a lot to change. But certain pages look so good together I'm so sooo glad. And because of this the initial plan of 40-50 pages is probably not happening. Because, after picking out the photos, we simply couldn't squeeze them into that number.

On the positive side, it's going to be thicker.

On the negative side. I have no moneyyyy.

Well, not literally but, it is quite a sum for both the books, framing, insurance, prints and everything else my exhibition demands of me, I still don't have my sponsors, and the last time I checked, money can't be conjured out of thin air.

(Speaking of which, someone asked a question while I was speaking at NYP, very simple, very plain, "Are you rich?" I think quite a few people tried asking that before.
Well people generally assume others are rich if their hobbies cost a bit. But the truth is far from it.
I actually know girls who work part-time like mad during the school hols and spend all that money on a Super Dollfie. They cost between 1-2k, and their clothes easily in the 100s range, btw.
All my equipments were bought with my own earnings and savings, from my 350D to 5D to my current 1Ds Mark III. I'd stopped taking allowances from my mum when I was 15, the year that I stopped schooling at Raffles Girls. It's simple really, just don't spend on all that shopping and clubbing and taxiing. With a dollar a day and jobs every now and then, over the years it turns out to be quite a bit! I think I buy nothing else on a regular basis aside from artbooks. Heh.)

Back to the topic. Ahhhhhhh........ If only I wasn't aiming to get both the exhibition and photobook launching at the same time, whatever I was thinking. And my terrible streak of... whatever taste... with picking all things that just end up being on almost the very expensive to be done. I need sponsors~!

Well, anyway, I'd also been getting a few emails about this, yes I am selling the books in Singapore too. Let me sort out some final dimensions and paging details on my end, get previews up, and pre-order should happen soon. ^^

CG Overdrive is next week!


Otaku-chan said...

Thanks for posting that self portrait. I really do like it. Especially the way your hair is like blowing and the angle it was taken on too. *applauds*

Little children models...she's basically got her future secured if she keeps up with modeling (I think...haha.)

lol, "hahaha but it's not gay~" thing killed me. Squiiggleesss~~~

*pat* *pat* Ah, yes. Anime we used to watch when we were children...lol. Even though now that we're older we realize it's not as good as we used to think it was we still love it...

O mai. I wish I could have a copy of that book... I want previews!

Yeah, the truth is that a lot of people aren't rich, but they like to spend the money they earn on expensive stuff or follow their dreams that really do cost quite a pretty penny. ....I should start saving up my money for the future lol. Otherwise I'll be living on the streets for quite a bit...

Good luck with getting sponsors and everything else. I'm sure everything will go along smoothly.

Au revoir.

Nik said...

P.S. On one Russian site I somehow saw your personal portraits in рубреки "photomodels" and them was more in relation to photos of your models...

dante direnç said...

8D longpost ^^
(the photo gives an I PWNS J00 air.i liked it (: )
Not very exciting?
..lol you give yourself too little credit thar.
*claps because i understand how painful combing is after times like that XD*
As for the second paragraph...ORLY?
Eitherways god's given you quite a lot,it's sort of like the full house in poker.
(If you do send your sister to an agency,do tell us the outcome ^^.)
To be a pedantic english /b/tard,as money in general is uncountable,it is referred to as a single entity,hence the phrase would be "money isn't conjured out of thin air",instead of "money aren't conjured out of thin air".
But I digress. *is shot for acting smart*

...the question the NYP student raised *did* from time to time come up in my head,but it seemed a bit over the top for my person to ask. (also it would disappear during all the critical times ><)

...clubbing at 15?! (first thing that came in my head after i saw that part.)
true,releasing your photobook and having your exhibition simultaneously is expensive,but it does mean that they'll sort of compliment each other.
good luck with finding sponsors (:

jodanyo said...

Photos of you are always really pretty. Don't be silly.

People think you are rich because of the photo locations and quality. Also because you travel so much between countries.

I agree your photos are good because you are talented not rich. And saving money adds up. BUT I don't think you realize how much more money you have then most people.

Most people can't afford to travel between countries frequently, as you've stated you do. I can't even afford to go to another state once let alone a country. Everybody DREAMS of doing that but can't afford it. Even when they save up. Just living takes up money they save. Cost of food, gas, appartment ...

Your work is good because you are resourceful, creative, and talented, not because you are rich. But you ARE richer than most people. You still can afford things most people can't even when saving up so .... I'd still say you are wealthy and don't realize it. There is nothing wrong with that and it does not impune your work.

Diana, distorted said...

I know how it is being strapped for cash...of course, I'm nowhere near as talented as you are, but I hate it when people ask me "Oh my god, how did you get the money for (enter equipment name here)??" It just makes me feel like I should be guilty of something, and it's such an invasive question anyways. Does it matter? It's not as though you're a worse person because you're rich or not, etc.

I personally enjoy your self-portraits! Indeed, post more. And I can't wait for the photobook to come together!

Enough babbling! Have a nice week, m'dear.


riverstyx said...

haha you're not photogenic! of course you are ;)

=::~+Reiko+~::= said...

You're photogenic!!!
You have very unique look~

Match-Style said...

lovely photo...
i really want to join the
CG Overdrive next week!!! haiz but i don't have passport...hahaha all my film and animation lecturer go next week so good...