It was an honor to be featured in Scene Magazine’s Visual Impact Issue! Scene Magazine is an artsy magazine distributed throughout South East Asia, picking only the best submissions in the region for its publications.
The photo shoot was conceptualized by talented art directors and photographers Ade Lau and Venus Khor, Singaporean photographers based in Australia. It paints a surreal world of reminiscent of Tim Burton’s style. Our stylist Sarah Murray did a great job of picking quirky outfits with vibrant colors and patterns. It is a little hard to recognize me and my model partner Yquey with the dramatic hair and make up done by our make up artist Carmen Chan but she did an incredible job!
The shoot was set in an unconventional location – a supermarket for foreign construction workers. Using real fish as props was an ingenious idea! I love how pictures imply that I was the dominant one and the man is doing the cooking! The bright contrast of stripes and polka dots with the gothic dark eye makeup made us look like characters from the Beetlejuice movie, another one of Tim Burton’s classics.
Our final shot is with the crowd of Bangladeshi workers in the basketball court, with me and my model partner seated in the middle. It’s one of my favorite shots as it not only looks dynamic, but it also gave the construction workers a chance to shine!
It was one of the most amazing shoots I have ever done and it was a blessing to work with such a talented and professional team!
If you ever plan to dress up as a couple for next Halloween or costume party and hope to make a unique fashion statement, try mixing together bold colors with contrasting patterns and dark makeup. Don’t forget to add a quirky accessory or two!
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