10/7/13

week 1: The Last Warrior / 最後的戰士

"the last warrior / 最後的戰士"

photography: andrea pun
model: katherine robbins
make up / hair: cy yu

stock used

this image marks the beginning of my 52 weeks project, a photo per week for a year. i once challenged a 365 self-portrait project when i first started photography back in 2009, i didn't complete and failed on day 300. but it was definitely a life-changing project. not only my skills in photographing (and photoshopping) was improved, it also made me determined to be an artist, a photographer.

(images from my 365 self-portrait project):

"it was a dream"

"pupa"


through out these years, i have become a full time photographer. i started to invest all of my time on making images that can support me financially. i have come to a realization that i need to find my voice again in order to remind myself who i am and eventually, i would like to shoot all of the commercial projects the way i do my personal work, so i have decided to start a 52 weeks project (cuz i'm pretty sure i will fail if i start a 365 again, having a goal that is achievable is quite important...right?  -__-)

model here is the lovely katherine, we got connected through deviantart years ago when i was in los angeles but we didn't manage to meet up, and later she moved to china for teaching and i relocated to hong kong. i'm so glad that we finally met up and did some images together, and i love her hair, it's so beautiful, i probably had said this about 10 times on the day we were shooting, but i just can't resist red hair T_T

an outtake

one more note, after 4 years of shooting, i finally understand the beauty of artificial lighting (i learned how to use them about 2.5 years ago, but i never liked it until now) so you can expect to see more images that will use strobes to be done :D

10/3/13

Shenyang

During the past one month, I had been 3 different cities in China. I spent the most time in Shenyang which is located in Northeast China. China is such a big place, the culture and language between the north and the south are so different (Hong Kong is located at the southern China), sometimes I feel blessed to be a photographer and being able to travel because of photography. Would never get a chance to meet so many beautiful people if I didn't choose this path.

Some of the images that taken with my phone:












You can also follow my instagram for other  daily snapshots: http://instagram.com/andreapun

5/9/13


因為身體的記憶是最直接的

/

the body that remembers






Photography: Andrea Pun 
Model: Alexandra Bengtsson

4/24/13

Tomoya & Yiu

i had 3 goals in 2012, and honestly i didn't really achieve any of them (probably 50% for each of them only). things was gotten crazy after august, i didn't even know where to start, during those days, i felt like a machine, making a living but not having a life. finally things have been settled down these days, i've felt alive again. the smell of freedom is so sweet...and so expensive.

now i have so much more time for myself and photography, so i guess this blog is reborn too~~!!

for this first post of 2013, here are some portraits of my friends Tomoya & Yiu, we did some pictures while hanging out in mongkok last summer.












8/3/12

Silent 無聲

"Silent  無聲"  Model: Priscilla Tam




(English version & a close up image below ) 


生短句:


《無聲》


I

因為厭煩   
所以不自覺地把電話調至靜音


然而不再受聆聲來襲

反而更煩燥了


逃避 / 不是解決的方法

II



相比起以拳相對的血腥暴力


冷戰或許是成熟的表現




III



有人說無聲是最大的抗議


但當對方得寸進尺

毫無羞恥之心


你真想咒罵他

用盡所有言語


咀咒他到地獄去





IV



沈默是金


金是沈默




V



胃酸刺激著貪妄的無底洞 / 飢腸轆轆


枯黃的牙齒在發癢

難以忍受


偏偏聲線被毀壞了


無法發出一絲聲音




VI



默劇


沒有配樂 / 沒有配音


不再存在的娛樂

VII



有人自殺了


沒留下一份遺書


有人被殺了


沒留下一句遺言


就這樣


無聲無息地消失了




VIII



靜夜


他走到街上


難得的平和




他看到迎面而來的人


嘴巴一張一合 / 一張一合


才發現

世界並沒有靜下來


只是他再也聽不見




IX



事不關己


己不勞心


無需發聲


拒絕發言




X



腐敗


在人民無法出聲的政制下


孕育


茁壯成長

Inspired poems:


"Silent"
(translated by Jaime Chu: j----me.tumblr.com)
 

I

I set my phone to silent
because enough is enough
Yet it
is more disquieting not to hear it ring
Evasion solves nothing


II

A cold war seems more mature
in the face of gore and violence and fists


III

Someone says silence is the best protest
But when the other side inches
forward without shame
There is only one desire to curse
with all of language
until he sinks into hell


IV

Silence is golden
Gold is silent


V

Acid bites into the black hole of greed and it growls
Teeth, dry and yellowed, itch
Unbearable but
the vocal chord has been destroyed
There is no sound to be made


VI

Without music and without sound
Mime
is an entertainment that no longer exists


VII

Someone killed himself
without leaving a note
Someone was killed
without having last words
And this is how
people launch into thin air


VIII

It is a quiet night
He walks on the street
in a rare moment of pacificity

He sees the mouths of the oncoming pedestrians
gaping and closing, gaping and closing
and then realizes
it is not that the world has been silenced
but rather he could no longer hear


IX

Things that do not concern yourself do not need to be given
a word
a voice
a fuck


X

Decay
is born to the land where people are silenced
where it thrives 

a close up, i honestly think that this image is meant to be printed big...... >__<