Been so busy that I forgot to share this project!
Very excited! I just finished my first Christmas collaboration with Starbucks.
It was honestly very hard deciding on what to do after I got the brief for the Starbucks Tumbler design project. My creative team and I must have spend more time conceptualizing and thinking about it then the actual production of it.
However, 2 things happened during the conceptual period that greatly inspired my design.
Firstly, I’ve just started to do more work in Singapore after being gone a very long time. I’ve been working in Los Angeles / New York for such a long time that when coming back to Singapore, everything felt brand new once again. I felt that I was seeing Singapore with a fresh set of eyes. For the past few weeks, everything was still very new and magical, especially with Christmas and the holiday season just around the corner. Thru this design, I wanted to share how I saw Singapore thru my camera lens. So I set off to create an ideal fantasy Singapore. This explains the magical skyline of Singapore, the vibrant colors, the snow and Santa Claus flying right by the moon. I want Singaporeans to fall in love with Singapore once again just like I did.
Secondly, the couple in the image recently got engaged after I got to Singapore. These were old-friends that I re-connected with shortly after landing in Asia. So this became an important milestone to me. I wanted to use this picture to celebrate their gift of love with the world. This is my way of spreading love, hope, positivity and hope that everyone will have a magical Christmas. I look forward to us celebrating what we have in common this season. To reconnect with loved ones like I did and together give warmth and hope to all the beneficiaries of the Salvation Army.
I hope that you all like the design and hope you support it. You can pick up one of these custom tumblers at all Starbucks nationwide. It’s such an incredible feeling for a humble photographer to be able to able to help so many through my photo work. Truly blessed indeed.
Image Credits: Hair/Makeup by: Damelza Harris Olsen
Fist time working with the PhaseOne DF and Leaf Aptus 12-R (80MP Digital Back). Reminds me alot of the Mamiya 645AFD I used to have a long time back. So the learning curve was very short.
Can’t decide if I like the Hasselblad or the PhaseOne. Each one has it’s strength and weaknesses.
I say, give me a Mamiya RZ with a good digital back and I’ll be a happy camper. Pity they don’t make decent ones for that camera. P
hotography has lost some of it’s magic, when all the good camera’s started disappearing. Remember the good ol’ days of the Contax 645, Fuji GX and the Mamiya RZ? I do.
Worked on a front cover spread of the biggest Mandarin newspapers featuring top Asian models working at International fashion shows. Shot the beautiful Vivian Ong and Ian Luah. Styled by fashion maestro, Daniel Boey.
Rocking Darden de chouette & Dior. The outfits are stellar!
First time in my entire photo career that my name got credited in Mandarin characters. There’s a first time for everything I guess! Rockin’ it in multiple languages now!
On set with the very leggy, Vivian Ong. (Pic stolen from Daniel Boey!)