Friday, September 30, 2011

How to find a shoot


Having a crew is golden.

My make-up was hesitant on working on dark skin, as I've made him prepare for a half Japanese-Swedish mix.

"Can you do black skin?" I asked. 
Without waiting his answer, I said "look at that kid."

Jahmal B. Golden, 2011

Jahmal was rocking. 
His style was unbeatable. Lips, unspeakable. 

I laid him on some greens. He smiled slightly and looked into the camera. 

This was my pick-up line.

"So, I just happened to have a shoot just now, and I just happen to have a really good make-up right now with me. And I just happened to have some time. Can I put you some make-up and get some shots?"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What's New?

What is NEW?


She had me going about the industry. 
The almighty industry of fashion. 

How its made, how it goes and how it runs. On and on as I kept questioning. 

We keep asking each-other what's new, as if nothing is still. 

"I sent an application to Givenchy" she said. 

"I have a shoot on Sunday" I say.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What are you doing?

a thang

Sometimes people ask me this too. 
"What ARE you doing?"

My mother used to ask me that a lot.


There's a thing called a 'thang' that just goes by on its own. 
Each person has this, and it is called a 'thang'. 

"So let it be and do your thang."

My mother used to tell me. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

This one


Graphing with photon, is photography. 
It sounds like laser-blasts and techno music but hear me. 

If light is all source of life, photography is simply picturing life. 
Photography, like architecture, is celebration of life. 

I asked that question to my professor one day. 

It was my third year at Parsons, the school for wanderers and lost souls. 

"Excuse me." I stopped my teacher Michael Morris. 

Another finalized image

I asked. "What IS architecture?"

So that was it. He answered me after his eyes opened wide-wide. Smiles wide too. 

"Celebration of Life."

Bottom : After 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

When I went to Nice


When I was in Nice, I encountered two things. 
Beautiful ocean and beautiful fish. 

The salmon placed on my plate that early noon will never be forgotten. 

Nice, 2006

Later that day, I went to Eze. Another beautiful city on a cliff. 
I love France for that reason. Everywhere you go is fucking beautiful. 

A Village in France, 2008

One day, a boy was walking with his mom. And she was rockin'. 
Everywhere you go, there is fashion. 
I had my best-macaron-out-of-nowhere here. 

Even in New York, mommies can't walk like that. 

Nice, 2006

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh busy week

I shot this a while ago. 

I was studying architecture at Parsons School of Design back then. 

I forgot the designer's name but I remember telling him,

"Run like you're, 'Fuck Yeah!'"

He runs hard. 

I was young back then.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Why am I in NY?

I get this question a lot.

I have to say destiny guided me since 3.11.

I was sm=king as usual in Thailand's jungle one day.
As the beach nursed my beaten soul from my former French boss, another beach washed my people away up north.

I said to myself.

"Wah lau, it's like the start of the end of the world."

I am sure I wasn't alone.


Naomi wears her choice with Chanel (which is not shown lol)

September hit me and it was around the start of the 6th day of the 9th cycle in the Mayan calendar. 
As night turned into day, consequences start to hit me hard. 
I said to myself again.

"Wah lau, this calendar really works! Rock!"
Within few days, I held a ticket in my hand with prosperity. So I took advantage of my consequences, like, having a girl to shoot, making stupid mistakes and accidentally extending my stay from 4 days to 1 month, having many couches to sleep on, and some people to meet. 
Wah lau..... drifting lah

But I always say to myself. 
There seems to be many reasons as hundreds, though there is only one true reason for myself. 
Hence, I say to myself. 

"why care?"

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Wall Mural Detail

Hot lady named Tammy came up to me one night and said "wanna come paint my wall?"

I said to myself "I'd paint all over your body" but that didn't come out.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stacey Vegas

On Vegas,

I went to Vegas one day and saw this magnificent light coming through the window.

I said to myself.

"I need a girl."

Stacey wears her dress in Palms Spring Hotel and Casino

Within 2 nights of eclectic pleasuries, I found a girl and a boy to stand to cast shadow for my lens.
What a city.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Detail Shot

Coco is my Dog

My friend Adrien helped me shoot this. 

Thank you Adrien Forney!!

May you become a great architect, or photographer whichever you like but whatever lah same same lah, it's such a sunny day, why bother. 

F-16@125, Sunny-Sixteen, don't forget that rule. 

My Photos


"D'you get paid?"

My brother asked.

I laughed and said "Not this one."

It's an interesting industry. You create for yourself and others.
And due to its nature, money comes from pockets.

How much can you spare?

Jin Kay :
his blog:



Soo, Beverly dr., there is my father's restaurant. 
He said to me "hey I need a mural that generates more flo' ", whatever that meant. 

I said to him, 

"how big?"