Studio safety + designTAXI interview

Friday, August 28, 2009

I was giving a talk for Profoto last night, during the light change I talked about the importance of putting weights and sandbags for light stands and booms -- that I'd been on sets when lights fall -- and boom! A beauty dish crashed to the floor behind me.

Oh. The irony.

At least no one was injured, and the light survived the crash (amazingly. The last 2m fall I experienced didn't kill the bulb either. Profoto FTW~!).

But yeah, studio safety. Use sandbags, weigh down booms, tape down wires and no uncapped liquids anywhere near the equipment vicinities.

I'd been on a sort-of break the past week. It's the first time I get to spend such a long break in Singapore in the past year.

It's actually pretty awesome to just laze around, attempt my 1984293 books and meet up with friends. I think the last time I had hung out with so many people in the span of a week was some 7 years ago.

A while back I was privileged with a featured interview for designTAXI.

Check it out here: The Front Seat Interview - Melancholy as an Aesthetic Emotion

It's one of my favourites to date. Thank you Gwen for the awesome questions~

STGCC Wrapup

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just a quick post w/ the only few images I have from Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention.

I totally forgot to go around!! D:

With renr

With kagetsuki.

Noah doing demo.

Me, supposedly signing, and looking evil.

This pic is posted for the sole purpose of showing off my awesome Alice Auaa top (which you can't see much of, except for the sleeves).

Noah insisted that my signature's so simple his book should cost $5 more just for his efforts in producing a complex one. =_=

Random camwhoring pic~

Had dinners with Asuka111, vic-mon, manda, sandara, kidchan and many more, who're all super awesome in their own ways and styles, I'm so so happy to see you guys again~

And I absolutely cannot thank enough the ones who came over to our booth, I'm so sincerely, utterly grateful for your support. I have no words, only thank you, thank you, and thank you. <3


Lancôme Advertorial

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Harper's Bazaar Singapore Sept 09

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Alli Sim
Makeup: Andrea Claire
Hair: Greg-O
Photography Assistants: Hoong Weilong, River Chen
Styling Assistant: Lim Pei Xuan
Model: Sugi/Carrie Models

Wonderful set with a wonderful team.

The light was too gorgeous to waste so I took random shots of the team after we wrapped.


Alas, we have to come across people who're beauty and brains all in one to make ourselves feel tiny every now and then.

Andrea (and I).

She's the amazing one behind the epic makeup/hair for Celosia (which has placed 3rd in the International Photography Awards under Fine Arts: Nudes category).

Greg-O said we looked like sisters with the similar hair colours and all, so we took a shot together. XD

Andrea and Greg being hilarious.


Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's happeninggggg, happening tomorrow~!!

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention is on tomorrow until Sunday.

And Noah will be here~!!! I'm so excited~

Setup pic~ Our booth is A26, behind the huge Blythe booth, towards the left side of the hall after you enter.

Proofs from the printer for the postcard collection.

And the postcard books =D

Noah and I have one set each, 24 postcards per book~ It will be SGD15 at the event, limited copies available :3

Suntec City Convention Hall 401& 402
11-9pm, Friday-Sunday 14-16 Aug
Admission is free.
More info here.

And prices for the stuff on sale~
A4 - SGD8
A3 - SGD12
Postcard Collection - SGD15
Something Beautiful - SGD35
Something Beautiful (LE) - SGD119

Noah will do live demos on Sat & Sun, please feel free to drop by~ I'll be there all 3 days. n_n


Monday, August 3, 2009

I thought it's high time I made an attempt to update. At least to rid of the angst from being the first thing that greets you on this page.

The above is from my new postcard book which will be available for sale at the Singapore Toy & Comic Con next weekend (along with noah's). Model is Holly aka Ivory Flame. We're still finalizing some details, but the FA will go out tomorrow~

Events from the past week haven't been the most pleasant one can yearn for. But that nasty things and events always needing to crowd together because they're too afraid to confront someone on their own, just makes me reassure myself even more that when I overcome it all, I emerge stronger and happier.

Had a wonderful shoot with Margaret again last Friday. We had a 6am call-time which turned out to be absolutely worthy. For now I'll just try not to think about the pain of DI, and leave it for later...

At the moment I find myself finally reaching the end of Guy de Maupassant's short stories.

I'm so happy I feel like I deserve a good meal for the celebration.

Too realistic and satirized. I had to read ten fairytales for every one of his stories just to compensate for the ever-increasing angst I developed towards the world.

The only reason I put myself through the torture was because he's the first author I picked up as a child.

Weird. Yeah. I know.

Anyway, book-rant aside, I'm really looking forward to this month.

It's going to be maddeningly busy, but some of my favourite shoots from June/July are coming out so I can't wait~

Over the weekend I met up with a friend who is back in Singapore for his holidays, and marveled at the differences between a man of science and a man woman of art.

Well, our train of thoughts anyway.

The conversations were filled with so much science, experiments, illogicality of humans, and reality, that somehow I couldn't help but 感叹 a couple times that —— 做人好难.

Please do pardon the completely random Chinese, I just don't know how to explain it. I'd actually asked for suggestions on Twitter, but everyone who understood agreed that it's kinda hard to put across in English.

That's it for now, I ought to start packing for my trip tomorrow. (Yes, it's Tokyo, again)

If you're too bored, feel free to read through my Ask me anything and I'll answer post on deviantART. You'd need to be logged in to see my replies respective to each question though. ^^;