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Monday, April 19, 2010

Harper's Bazaar Singapore Apr 2010 - Untold Desires 

Editor: Alli Sim
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Assistant: Ken Koh
Hair, make-up and styling: Marc Teng
Models: Kateryna F & Anna Tuchina/Mannequin

This is the only editorial I was able to take up thus far this year. Terrible, I need travel lesser.

Here's a quick recap of the last month's activities before I dive back into my enormous pile of DI. In point form because I am lazy don't want it to be draggy.

– Had one hell of a disastrous shoot in London, terrible enough to top The Coldest Day. Nope, not exaggerating, but I am incredibly grateful for the experience.

It was truly humbling. Made me realize there's still so much more to learn and experience and fail and photograph.

– Made a detour to L.A. and managed to not hole up in Irvine for 99% of the time. Visited Santa Monica and The Getty, the da Vinci exhibition's amazing.

– Met up with more Blizzard people. We're going to have a Blizzard meetup one day, really.

– Spent a day having my longest lunch ever with the awesome sculptor Evan Campbell. It was some six hours because we spent four on the road getting to and fro Burbank. Seeing his works in person left me in utter awe and made the travelling more than worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed talking about how tormented we are.

– Visited San Francisco over the final weekend, highlight of the trip being a visit to Pixar. They've got their own chocolate festival!!! So full of win, do want.

It's most impressive I'd seen of a studio, in terms of everything really. But then again I'd seen mostly only game studios (well not counting Madhouse and Gonzo), so I guess the environment could be quite different from those that work on films.

– Had a chance to meet up with my best friend from secondary school days. Saw his Stanford credit card and said we ought to get the Old Rafflesian's Association's one too cuz it looks so uber cool.

– Made it out of London before the airspace shutdown. Flight took off just half an hour before they shut down the runways.

– Got started on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite at some point of time while in Irvine. Now I suffer from withdrawal because I only have a PS3. Meh.

Best pal njoo told me to go on a diet with him cuz I'm getting fat and the population of Seoul cares that he has a good image.

Refused for I'm too lazy and that it's easier to live through his ridicules for a couple of months rather than depriving myself of good food. Whee.

I've also got new pictures for my Twitter background because I felt like I haven't done any personal work in ages. I wish there's someone who can do a new blog layout for me because I just can't stand looking at the current one any longer. Arghhh.

And that's about it for now, to AX and SDCC in July!


TabzChewy said...

so beautiful!

I wish I was in SF to meet you ;_; I seem to be in the wrong place of the world at the wrong time T__T

Samantha Nandez said...

What a month! I very good recap, it's great that you are able to get in all these experiences. The editorial is gorgeous as are the personal photos gracing your Twitter wall. I'd love to see you do more personal shoots again, lack of Jinga artwork is sad :( Hope your next month will be just as fun ;)

herher said...

Hi i'm just a passerby - my friend has been your greatest fan and I've been stopping by for a few days now :D
YOU ARE SOOOOO INSPIRING!!!! Thank you for bringing colors to our lives & your work's really amazing.
Keep going - coz you have no idea how many people are inspired by you :D


Pix said...

I cannot get enough of your photos. There is such power to them, such elegance and clarity and energy... Even just watching you evolve as an artist is an inspiration.

Richard Ibrahim said...

gorgeous. esp love the third one :)

Nanashi Shion said...

Awesome Photographie~ <3
it's really beautifull *___*

ShaZ said...

this is a great photo set! i still remember that i found your work on deviantart(which is still one of the all time popular art) . and you just keep getting better and WOW! :D love your work!!

Sarah said...

Hi Jingna! How are you? I was just wondering, have you ever dropped your camera before or are there incidents or time you've dropped them? Because I noticed in the Canon Empowered vid that you're only holding your camera with your hand with no straps attached. And I thought, "Oh my. That's a Mk II." :) You must have a really firm grip.

Zhang Jingna said...

TabzChewy: I'm sure there'd be other chances in the future!

Samantha, herher, Pix, Richard, Nanashi, Shaz: Thank you!!! <3

Sarah: I'm good, thank you. I've never dropped it before when it was in my hands. I guess I just find straps too annoying, and I've trained to have a good grip from my air rifle days! :D

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a fan of your photography and like reading you blogs..and i'm just wondering if what DI means since you always mention it on your blogs..sorry i don't have enough knowledge on photography or photo editing..i just want to clear my mind :)...thanks!

more power zhang!ur my inspiration!

ephemeral said...

Dear Zemotion,
Thank you so much for sharing your art with us. According to me, you're a real artist because you have a true sincerity in your work.
Especially the light you use is amazing. I have to say, your photogaphs give me bravour and hope.
So thank you again.