It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new Gallery page here. It’s also been a long time since I’ve shot an event like this one. Friday Night Rocks featured 8 local HK indie bands and 1 Korean band – all outdoors at the New Central Harbourfront, as part of the HK Fanzone activities for this years Hong Kong Rugby 7′s. It was also the first in a series of events celebrating Underground’s 10th anniversary.
Hong Kong bands included Helter Skelter, Hey Joe Trio, Noughts and Exes, Shotgun Politics, Bamboo Star, ToNick, Dr. Eggs and Supper Moment. The Korean band was the amazing Galaxy Express.
The gallery page is here, with more than 80 photos from the evening. Here’s a few of my absolute favorite shots from the night:
Number 3 in my hopefully ongoing series of Hong Kong women with tattoos.
Yes, I’m still shooting. These are from 3 bands performing live at Backstage Live in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, January 2014. The bands – Operator, Bank Job, The Sleeves
Operator live in Hong Kong
There’s just not enough time in the day (or the night).
I’ve been so busy with various things (not least of which is getting ready for a trip to London and Paris; I leave tomorrow) that it didn’t dawn on me today that I’ve never really finished going through my shots of Faye Wan. I picked one out for an upcoming exhibition but then never returned to the rest of the photos. So I’m doing that bit by bit.
Friends asked me to shoot their wedding. I’m not a wedding photographer by any means but I think I did a fairly respectable job of it.
Then I was hired to shoot a CD launch party, complete with live sets from three bands. That was a paid gig, so I had no excuse not to finish that one off quickly.
And earlier tonight we had a bit of fun at our studio, PASM Workshop. It was supposed to be a competition amongst the partners, all shooting a model at the same time and seeing who would come away with the best shot – with the loser buying dinner. We never got to the competition bit, we just shot and then filled our bellies. During the shoot I was asked why I stopped shooting so soon. Well, I knew I already had some good stuff and there’s only so many hours in the day (and night).
Now I don’t consider myself a commercial photographer. If I was, like my buddy Richard Chen, then I’d be looking at every detail and making the sorts of minor adjustments to skin tones and texture that only a trained eye would notice. I did try something different here though – bringing out the eyes a bit more. I also have to say that we have a great crew. With this model (Yumi), Harris and Victoria setting up the lights, Tim on hair and Ash doing make-up, it made my work easy – and fun.
As always, more to come.
A day later, I realized the top of the dress was a distraction. Here’s the latest iteration: