There was a point of time which I thought that I need to do as much as shoots as possible. Then I burnt myself out and got depressed, which often gave me awesome inspirations but I hardly get the motivation to make them work. Sometimes all it takes, is just to slow down and looked around. Do something else, look at other things and let your mind rest.
And sometimes, when you looked back at old pictures, you may discovered something you never did before. I don’t know where my eyes went when I was editing this series back then. How could I not see this image? Maybe because I didn’t have the eyes back then to realize the potential of this piece. Well I could never do this processing back then too. Not technical wise, but creative wise.
Photography: Shirley Zhong
Makeup/hair: Hadi VA
Model: Ani Alitalo / Upfront Models
Assistant: Chris Soo
Clothing Designer: Chiang Xiaojun
Shoots are coming up soon and trust me when I say I’m stressed beyond… whatever you can think of. But I know everything will be worth it at the end of the day. So now all I asked is for everything to go smoothly and yes please, GOOD WEATHER!
I came a long way.
I knew I was always a creative person since young, creating is what I do best. But I took the regular path and had regular jobs and well, attempted to just live like anyone else. Believing that creative could only be a hobby, I never attempted to go professional at all. But life decided to give me a huge twist, and made me realized that I could not go on without creating. Health issues forced me to quit my regular job. Since then, I stumbled and struggled on my road to survive as a creative person.
It is scary.
But it is also fun.
I stopped planning way too ahead, because when life decided I shouldn’t, it will take all it can to stop me and force me to go for alternatives. I plan on what I can see, and hope to see, yet stay flexible and spontaneous.
And that is how I am now.