Hardproofing

Here are some sneak peeks of my upcoming large format beauty editorial . . . (I’m hard-proofing the images at 100% scale . . . Because there are always some teeny tiny details one might miss . . . And it’s easier to spot them on print) I didn’t mean to turn it into a…

Retouching

These past few days, I’ve been taking another look at the images I captured a few years ago . . . Even though I still love the photos I picked back then, I also gravitate towards some images I didn’t choose that year.  This particular shot, however, is still one of my favorite shots of…

Tethered

If a circus trainer ties a baby elephant to a peg when it was too small and weak to free itself; no matter how large and strong the elephant becomes, it will continue to believe it cannot free itself from its shackle. It is something my younger self can relate. I photographed this series many…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] Fashion Still Life

This week’s Idiosyncratic Monday series is all about incorporating shadows and fall-offs into my compositions. I used to dislike seeing shadows and fall-offs on seamless backgrounds. So, I used to do everything I can to eliminate them. But, sometimes, additional strobes and post-processing don’t fully do the trick. So, I decided to “make peace” with…