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Making of The Red Dress

Making of The Red Dress

Back in February, I was planning for a conceptual fashion shoot, Grief, in which I needed an elegant, flowy red dress. I had something specific in mind, but couldn’t find the dress I had in mind. I then turned …

ALEXANDER WANG INSPIRED by Manyeu Lau

ALEXANDER WANG INSPIRED by Manyeu Lau

‘ALEXANDER WANG INSPIRED’ is a styling concept created by styling talent Manyeu Lau @ B Academy. Her assignment was to take inspiration from a fashion designer and create a styling that would fit within that style. I collaborated with her …

Stills and interior for hair salon A&P Kapper

Stills and interior for hair salon A&P Kapper

It’s been quite some time since I made post. I’ve been working on a lot of projects lately, including this project for hair salon A&P Kapper. I was introduced to the owner Peter who is very friendly, open and creative. …

Japan Revisited: Romantic view at the Tokyo Tower

Japan Revisited: Romantic view at the Tokyo Tower

Today marks the last day of ‘Japan Revisited’. I’ll end this series with a photograph taken at the top of the Tokyo Tower. Bring your loved one with you and you can enjoy a romantic view of the city, especially …

Japan Revisited: Lighting incense sticks at the Tōdaiji Temple

Japan Revisited: Lighting incense sticks at the Tōdaiji Temple

Day 5 of the photo collection ‘Japan Revisited’. Today’s photograph is a capture of visitors lighting incense sticks at the Tōdaiji Temple. The Tōdaiji Temple (東大寺), or “Great Eastern Temple” is landmark of Nara. The temple is constructed in 752 …

Japan Revisited: Lone tree during koyo in Nara

Japan Revisited: Lone tree during koyo in Nara

Kōyō or Autumn Leaves is the period from mid-September through the end November, when we see the leaves turn to the golden brown and bright red colours. It moves from the northern part of Japan southwards during this period. Traditionally, …

Japan Revisited: Colourful UNIQLO Osaka

Japan Revisited: Colourful UNIQLO Osaka

‘Japan Revisited’, Day 3: ‘Colorful UNIQLO Osaka’. After our stay in Tokyo during the first few days of our Japan trip in 2011, we headed to Osaka. My impression of Osaka lie somewhere between the hip, high-tech feel of Tokyo …

Japan Revisited: Kyoto MARUI in the evening

Japan Revisited: Kyoto MARUI in the evening

Day 2 of the photo collection ‘Japan Revisited’. Today’s photograph takes us to Kyoto, the former capital of Japan. Kyoto MARUI is a well-known shopping centre located near the Kawaramachi Station, right at the cross between the Shiji Street and …

Japan Revisited: Tokyo Streets Triptych

Japan Revisited: Tokyo Streets Triptych

‘Tokyo Streets Triptych’ is the first in a serie of photographs from the collection ‘Japan Revisited’, a set of my favourite works during my visit to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan. It’s been three years ago since I visited this …

Singulars: The final scene

Singulars: The final scene

As part of my graduation project, currently titled ‘Generations’, I’ve been working an essay that describes the motives and the subject of the project. At surface level, ‘Generations’ is a documentary photographic serie that portrays the second-generation Dutch Chinese people …

Photo project: Generations (working title)

Photo project: Generations (working title)

My parents migrated to the Netherlands in the 70s and opened their Chinese restaurant in the early 80s. I basically grew up with it, it’s a big part of my life. I know many of the current generation Dutch-Chinese people …

Why the creative mood matters to us

Why the creative mood matters to us

Creative people, like you and me, live and breathe to create. We feel the need to create something out of nothing. That’s what gets us excited. Solving problems with the available tools we have at our disposal is what creativity …

The Fallen published on Online Galerij

The Fallen published on Online Galerij

This week I’ve been featured on Online Galerij, which is blog that posts eye-catching works in field of art and culture. Their posts are very diverse, ranging from photography to art, from exhibitions to fashion. So it’s definitely worth checking …

AW14 Lookbook for August Reign

AW14 Lookbook for August Reign

Recently, I’ve been working very closely with a very special person. She is very creative, social and open minded, and most of all, she has a real sense of style. Her name is Vivien Tang. We’ve known each for several …

Video for Herman Chow Photography – Long version

Video for Herman Chow Photography – Long version

Herman Chow, a friend and fellow photographer, recently launched his business as a fashion and portrait photographer. In this behind the scenes video for Herman Chow Photography, we see the photographer at work in his Make-over Portraiture session with Marianne …