Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vue Studio, 24 Apr 09.

Probably the last time for me to use this place before the studio moves to a new location. They were already halfway through with the tear-downs when I was there today.

I'd done some 30 shoots here since the end of 2007 -- agency tests, fashion and portrait editorials, covers, interviews, filming... The very place where I was first granted ample chances to play with various Profoto lights, Hasselblad backs and lots of studio space; the very place where I printed the beautiful canvas prints for my exhibition last year; the very place, where I'd spent days with my assistants and interns, where it had felt like family.

I was a little sad, enough that I didn't want to see the new studio after the photoshoot today.

Ahhhhh~ I'm going to miss the old lady who couldn't write receipts for the lunches we ordered. She made everyone who came to the studio succumb to her awesome burgers, fries and chicken wings. I really loved her milk tea ;_;

It was bare, beautiful and quiet. I looked at the lights, makeup room, stashes of comp cards, the space, and I tried to memorize this place, bit by bit, for the little corner that I'd reserved for it in my heart.


DavidLang said...

That lady had the best food. And the studio was so great. It was like some alternate universe, even walking up the path to it from the MRT station felt like you were removing yourself from the city and going into a different era. I treasured the few times I had the opportunity to go there with James.

RIP Vue Studio ='/

Chenxi said...

That's unfortunate. But the end of this studio would just mean you're ready to embark on another one! :D

yin said...

i'll miss the burgers and chicken wings!!

riverstyx said...

that's so sweet and poetic... :) hope the new studio will be just as good ;)

is that you in the picture?

LJY said...

ahh that studio was my first experience at a studio & professional photoshoot :(

and i remember i had to buy water from that lady and chicken wings!

dante direnç said...

That place me and Su Man couldn't find and we kena scolded (for lack of a better word) because we didn't know how to find it (even though it was so pretty)?


I'm going to miss the old lady too :< That was the best chicken burger I ever had from a shop like hers.

Y.K said...

Man, I thought that place was damn great and wanted to use it one day in the future, too bad it has to go...

Karl Filip K said...

Hey! dont get it how to give comment on your new blogg contribution.

behind the scene would be awesome to se, but would be more awesome to se some tutorial there you work with photoshop. =) hehe

thanks/ Filip