I’ve been working over time with photography lately. In the last 2 weeks, I’ve been really lucky and have been shooting more, meeting with photographers and getting more exposure than ever.
I’ve met some awesome people through the Hong Kong Photography Club it’s so nice to be around people as equally obsessed about cameras!
My favorite wedding photographer, Kelly Moore posted two of my self portraits on her blog, which was a real treat to see. A Flickr member, FrizzText spotted two of my photographs from my Crime Scenes series and featured it on his online gallery here and here. And last, but definitely not least.. I’ve been featured in Time Out Hong Kong! WHOA. Very cool to see my images published.
And if this all isn’t blessings enough, we had a fantastic time at our Christmas party where I set up a CRAZYBOOTH on my mom’s balcony, conveniently kept hidden from prying eyes by keeping the curtains closed. After the potluck and the chatter was in full swing, I snuck out a few girls, and teather-shot Strobist-style with my laptop inside the apartment. It was a huge hit!
Although I didn’t get much of a chance to see for myself (being out on the balcony), I’m told that it drew quite the crowd. I think the biggest benefit of something like this is a) giving your guests a keepsake that is both personalized and lots of fun to do and b) not forcing anyone to pose with a plastic smile plastered on their face. I was amazed at which photos turned out to be my favorites, and also how much the adults got into the whole idea. If we do this again, hopefully the part I need for my new MacBook will be available for me to connect to the TV (as with my old computer). That would be a LOT easier for everyone to see.
I’m also really excited about some new stuff in my pipeline. I shot a series of portraits today for a wonderful family with a graduating senior. It was definitely a challenge (= in the rain!) but with the gang I was with today, I knew we’d get some great results despite the weather. I’m really excited to process them and post them up. I also have a session scheduled with an amazing girl who’s starting her own image consultancy. We’re going to be shooting head shots as well as a series of fashion-esq portraits. I can’t wait.
Tomorrow I’m taking off for a week and a half to China on a short mission trip with some friends of mine. We’re all about the same age, and we’re going to be spending time with university students as well. It’s going to be a BLAST!!
2009 is sure to bring some amazing adventures. I couldn’t think of a better way to end a year, or start a new one.
Happy New Year everyone!!