The passage of time is always an abstract feeling. Just a year ago, I was tasked with the job to photograph and capture the essence of Topiary’s menu. In just a blink of an eye, there we were celebrating their one year anniversary. It is more often than not that we look back at the past, but when these memories slowly line up, it is hard not to reflect on the distance we have travelled.
You know it’s a fabulous party when people keep mingling when the venue shuts its lights on you. That was what happened at the launch party for REDDIE, a new furniture brand having a temporary pop-up store at PMQ for the month of October. Though their model is entirely online, it’s great that the pop-up allows Hong Kong shoppers to see the unique and colorful combinations available on the website!
I was commissioned by Caroline Olah, the founder and designer of REDDIE, to provide event photography for the launch party at PMQ. As per my usual style for capturing events, I caught some photos of the space before guests began to arrive, candid snapshots of people mingling, and portraits of the guests. The party was so packed we filled out the space inside and outside the shop, and even spilled out to the space next door!
The star of the show was Caroline’s son Eddie, who is the name sake of her company. He was such a great mascot for the brand at such a young age! See how he posed for the paparazzi at the party in the photos below.
I always get so excited when I’m asked to photograph marriage proposals. I love planning and it’s really thrilling to put together a great surprise! It feels especially great to witness a couple in love step into another phase in their lives, and this proposal from Matt to Tiffany was a perfect example.
Matt and Tiffany traveled from the US to Hong Kong, mainly for Matt to do some business here and in mainland China. He had emailed me prior to their trip and I also met with him after their arrival to plan the details for the proposal. There was a risk of Tiffany finding out as she wanted to join our coffee meeting, but luckily she didn’t tag along in the end!
First, they went to Cafe Deco at the Peak for dessert with a view. Inside the unique art deco style restaurant, I snuck around with my 70-200mm zoom lens sneaking photos of the couple. I love the candid moments of them laughing together, inside their own world.
When lululemon’s PR agency approached me to contribute some photos for their #choosehongkong campaign, I thought of Sean right away as my model. Knowing that lululemon is a fitness and wellness brand, I wanted to do something playful in front of their #choosehongkong murals, hence the idea of showing off Sean’s flexibility as a dancer and his handsome good looks!
Here are some casual snapshots from our little photoshoot… More photos after the jump…