Throughout my 3-past-year journey with photography, it has been mostly a photo-journalistic endeavor, a poetry of capturing life on the road, a way to instill memories when work is hectic, and a story-telling passion that surfaces from deep within my belly.
When I have time, I love to challenge myself with portraiture, an art I find to be at once social and introspective. It utilizes both skill sets of extrovert and introvert to tackle portraiture well. To be able to distill a person’s true spirit and character onto a picture, it takes one’s ability to at once direct and observe. How do you convince your subject to reveal him/herself to you? And then press the shutter at the precise moment when they do? It’s so incredibly difficult but can be so incredibly rewarding.
Bao Han is a long time friend of mine, and having been a performer since she was a young teen, she knows how to put the camera under her spell, or in another way you may have heard it, she knows how to make love to the camera. She made my job so easy and fun, we didn’t even need any champagne. I hope that these photos communicate her spectacular form, her remarkable beauty and her life-loving spirit. Thank you for a great time my friend. (You can read Bao Han’s blog here)
| Gown by Erik Lu | Shot at The Hotel by Mandalay Bay |