12/31/11

2011

this year went by so fast, i still remember how i started my year with a car accident when i was going to a photoshoot, having my first exhibition in downtown LA, then being interviewed/featured in Chinese magazines (it's meant a lot for me to be on the magazines that are from my home country), and by the end of the year, i started shooting commercial work.


"a silent moment", my FIRST image in 2011.

it was a life-changing year, not only in my personal life, but also in my photography life. i learned how to direct and collaborate with models when it comes to create conceptual portraits. i also experienced the difference between shooting commercial and personal work.


"numb", one of my favorite images from 2011.

if i could change one thing in 2011, that would be creating more images, and do more personal work. i was not able to shoot enough in this year, and i only upload 35 images on my flickr :(


"country living", one of the commercial work from 2011

even though i didn't update my flickr a lot, i could still feel the power of the community! in 2011, i met a lot of awesome people through this community and Charlotte is one of them. this year she came visit me, and we traveled to NYC together, this is one of the most remarkable trips i had in 2011!!


"she travels", model in here was Charlotte <3


my resolution for 2012:
1) to read & write more in english
2) to be true to my heart, and my soul in arts, so that i can create more that speak to me
3) to develop a conceptual (commercial) fashion portfolio

i know 2012 will not be an easy year for me, but i'll stay optimistic - keep working, keep perusing what i'm passionate about, and therefore by the end of next year, i wont be regret about anything.

wish you all have a happy new year.

12/28/11

Christmas in SF & Napa

my trip to san francisco & napa through instagram:

 
 
 



12/11/11

Lake Arrowhead


spent my last weekend in Lake Arrowhead with friends, such a beautiful, quiet place.









12/1/11

feed the homeless

last night, i went to feed the homeless in downtown LA with my fellowship. there were 5 of us, and the car was fully packed with two big pots of homemade curry and rice, bottles of water, along with some donated clothing and around 30 pairs of warm new socks.

winter in LA isn't really cold during daytime, however, when the night arrives,  it can be very windy that no one wants to go on the street. it's heart-breaking to imagine how homeless people spend every night on the street without a shelter, especially when you see kids and elderly.

when i was passing out socks, there was one old man telling me that i had a great heart and he really appreciated the effort that we made. i was really touched. people who are in need could be so thankful and happy when someone was willing to show care for them.

there were so many homeless people, feeding them could be frustrating when some of them were cutting lines although i did ask them nicely, one of them even said "i'm 85, and you told me to line up for food!?" i thought he was kinda rude, but i also understood that he just wanted to get food in a cold night plus i guess i look too young to convince them to line up. T__T 

nonetheless, it was a meaningful night, and i would do more when my schedule allows.

our car was packed with stuffs.
passing out food...sorry i didnt bring my flash light, so it's kinda hard to see T__T


donated clothing, some of them were t-shirts, and some of them were sweaters

the line of getting food

11/29/11

RevolveClothing Nov 2011

3 of the images i did for Revolve's homepage:

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Photography: Andrea Pun
Model: Chelsea @ Photogenics
Styling: Rik Villa
Hair / Makeup: David Rodriguez
Photography assistant: Jung Kim

Special thanks to Mo Li & Meg Cuna.


it was my first time to work with Revolve, in this photo shoot, i needed to photograph 15 looks in half a day in different locations. it was a very hectic day, especially with the day time saving during winter, the sun went down really fast, there was literally no sunlight anymore around 4-ish,  so i had to finish the last couple looks in a very short period of time. T__T

i spent quite a bit time to do the location scout, and brain-storming the ideas or feeling that i was going for prior the shoot. it went quite smooth, but when i was photographing Chelsea for the last couple looks, the place that i was photographing was next to two way driveway, so cars started to drive so slow (because the drivers wanted to look at model?) that they actually created some traffics, at that moment i kind of wished the place was more "quite" / "private"...sigh.

i had such a great team to help me out throughout the shoot, i also photographed Chelsea 1.5 years ago for test shoot, later on she told me that that test shoot was actually her first test shoot in her modeling career......isn't it crazy to see how time flies!!!!!

9/9/11

feature/interview - Photographer's' Companion (China) (攝影之友)

A feature interview for Photographer's' Companion / 攝影之友 (Sept 2011):

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拿到實體本的朋友,是的,他們把我的本名印錯了,另外,也不是喜歡別人叫自己英文名字(andrea pun)多於中文名字(潘君儀),兩者喜歡程度其實基本上是一樣的,但因為那時侯被訪時,我都是用英文名字來放作品在網上的,所以只是習慣使然~~現在的話,用中文或是英文名字也沒關係了~

不過無論如何,整體來說是一個非常用心的專訪,我非常非常的感激 >__<

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原文:


跨越巴别塔的语言─ Andrea Pun在摄影中自愈

原名潘俊仪(註:應該是潘君儀),1991年出生于中国香港,现在美国学习摄影,将自拍视为自我治愈。

在美国的生活使潘君儀更喜欢人们称她为Andrea Pun,她在拍摄时遇到过不少好心人的帮助:有人把屋子借给她拍照、有人主动来帮她搭道具,“他们的帮助和鼓励都成为我越发坚定地走到摄影这条路上的动力”。

其实更早前她的梦想是成为作家,她曾获得过香港青年文学奖。但在国外的生活使她逐渐失去了中文语感,一贯清晰的目标褪去,她陷入气馁中。但后来她发现写故事还有另一个途径,影像。她的影像更多呈现的是西方元素,凝练,不生涩,同时希望融入东方的细腻和纤巧。出于少女独特的细腻心思,她拍摄的对象绝大部分是女性,她用少女的身体来完成自我的想象,她的影像充满青春的情绪,有隔阂、有向往,如坚硬的碳一般脆弱。拍别人和拍自己有时是完全看心情而定,但更多时候,潘更享受自拍的过程。摄影对她而言是一场自我对话的过程,认识内在的另一个我。摄影安抚过她追求梦想时的不安,也平复过焦躁的心情,所以“自拍作品的过程对我而言,很自愈。”同时,这更是一个抽离的状态,能帮助她取得更多的灵感。

与其他女孩不同,潘并不认为年龄是优势,“我太年轻,目前的知识还不足以成为强大支撑,想要学的做的事情很多,时间真不够用。”同时她明确知道自己的生活阅历不够丰富,并试图用自己的方式来弥补。90后的年轻女孩选择摄影并不只因为年少轻狂,她迫切地想找到真正属于自己的话语风格,诠释眼中的世界。这个看似能凭着年轻冲破一切的热情,其实无比脆弱,因为未来还遥不可知。女孩求的情感就如同青春本身一样暧昧不清。但是懂得自己要什么,并且知道如何去攫取,已经是聪明者的姿态。

《摄影之友》:在拍摄中遇到的有趣的事吗?

Andrea Pun:去年我在洛杉矶一栋建筑前准备拍摄,几个警察用一个很“扯”的理由打断我,说“担心恐怖袭击”,原来那里是洛杉矶警局。一个好心的警察后来带我到附近的图书馆,因为那的光线和警局相似,我们后来成为了好朋友。

《摄影之友》:你认为怎样照片是好照片?

Andrea Pun:能让人留下深刻印象的照片。

《摄影之友》:为什么说自拍有一种自愈意义?

Andrea Pun:因为拍摄自拍作品时一般只会有我和相机,镜头前后的人都是我,这就像一场与自己的对话,可以使心境平静。

《摄影之友》:你目前是怎样的心理状态?

Andrea Pun:我现在正是闯荡世界、挑战自己的年纪,没什么包袱,所以在摄影路上纵然遇上挫败也很快恢复状态,继续奋斗,毕竟自己年纪还小,想要学习、想要做的事情却真的很多。

《摄影之友》:图像和文字对你是怎样的意义?

Andrea Pun:对我而言,文字是我的旧爱,图像是我的新欢,新欢旧爱外表不同,但内里个性很像,如果能和它们来一场轰轰烈烈的3P,那就是我人生最美好的时光。(笑)

8/20/11

new hair...

i had kept having long hair since i was 14, it was a long period of time, so i decided to have a change! i think i'll miss them when i shoot self-portrait (cuz i dont have hair cover my face anymore T__T) but so far, i love my new hair cut, and washing hair gets so much easier now. :P

my "first self-portrait" after cutting 11 inches of my hair:
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and a portrait of me taken by my dear friend Vanessa SinYing Fung

(yes i do know that i have the habit of covering my face -___-|||)

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ummm...i look quite different in both of the pictures 0__0

6/15/11

荒木經惟《感傷的旅程.冬之旅》

別人在形容荒木經惟這日本攝影師時,總會把他連上情色二字,他給人的印象都是一堆女性裸體照。

無可置疑情慾性愛更是他常見的拍攝題材, 但相比起嘩眾取寵的一般色情照,他的作品卻是誠實的,是人面對慾望最單純的執著和情感。

我喜歡他的坦率,更喜歡他跟陽子的那份愛情,

假若我只能買他一本攝影集,那便會是《感傷的旅程.冬之旅》。

一本紀錄他們新婚旅行跟陽子患病後最後日子的攝影集。

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“陽子,你應該明白的。我想說的或許不是思念。


你站在街對面的時候,只是一個人。結婚這麼久,第一次看到你走在人群裡,走過我身邊。


只是你一個人。


陽子,還有很多事情,我可能不知道,關於你的。你從來沒有試圖告訴更多。


陽子,我在想,我們在一起的時候是不是正常的日子。除了你,我可能不會擁有更多。


東京的太陽就照在外邊的陽台上,就像你在的時候那樣。貓懶洋洋的爬在椅子上。桌上的煙缸架著支沒有抽完的香煙。



旁邊是你的照片。對面仍然沒有高樓。不知道你是不是還記得,站在那裡,可以看見太陽下山。



陽子,你一直都沒有告訴我,我說的很多話你都聽不到;其實很多話我只是在心裡對你說。



陽子,那天你對我說,“你不要對我太好。”當時你穿著和服,就站在不遠的地方。



陽子,不知道你是不是想要一個孩子。



陽子,不知道你是不是還記得,那天清晨在雨中,我們在石頭鋼琴上一起彈那首《土耳其進行曲》。



陽子,你曾經離開我三天,那三天我在想你會不會永遠的走掉,不再回來。如今,你已經離開了2年半。



有一晚,你躺在塌塌米上,背對著我。



陽子,像你說的,7月9日就會到來。每一年都有這樣一天。



我們踢著一支啤酒罐回家的晚上,我看到你臉上的微笑。只是來不及按下快門,那一刻已經過去了。



陽子,向日葵開的最好的那一天,東京的太陽也正暖。我們到了柳川,象結婚時來的那次一樣,那家旅館的小院仍然是乾淨的綠色。而我們住過的房間也沒有變過。



曾經見過的那個老婆婆已經94歲了。是不是除了時間,一切都不會改變?



陽子,我記得,你一直在笑,就坐在我的面前的船頭。



陽子,我以為你一直都在會在我身邊。



陽子,你記得嗎,那天在柳川的一個小理髮館裡,我睡著了。而此刻,你正躺在河邊的那艘小船上,睡的正香。風從身邊吹過的時候,我看著你哭了。



陽子,別人都以為我們是最好的夫妻。其實,我只是想知道,你和我一起是不是真的開心。



陽子,無論是後來的車禍還是你子宮裡的腫瘤,都不能讓我以為你會離開我。



即使是現在,我也一直覺得,你就在這裡。 ”



-----荒木經惟《感傷的旅程.冬之旅》

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陽子, 1971 (《感傷的旅程》) © 荒木經惟 Yoko, 1971 (from “Sentimental Journey”) © Nobuyoshi Araki

6/9/11

紐約 ,紐約 (new york, new york)

在那璀璨繁囂中,一切變得輕浮,糜爛而空虛。

我看著這個城市,只覺得那層層硬殼裡,躺著的卻是脆弱不堪的蜉蝣,

寂莫且朝生暮死。



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