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