4.4

I've always been quite a sensitive kid growing up. I noticed among my peers that I've always been less suitable to the macho manly mentality, trust me I tried but it didn't work out, somehow I just ended up recluse back into my little hut nestled among the pines and the low hanging mist. I felt comfortable there, in front of the fire with a cup of tea. I'd put on a record and travel into my own head, whether high or not, it's a nice place. 

I get emotional and deeply attach to my work as if it's a part of me that I have to shed of my body and breath life into it. It does sound cheesy I know but that's how I feel with each and everything I create. The end result usually falls short and leave me in the deep blue post-work mild depression, I used to be really bad dealing with it but I've recently gradually becoming much better at coping with it. I'd carry over whatever I feel onto the next project whatever it might be. I would feel like if I stop, I'd break and fall apart, the prolonging of the inevitability is rather taxing. 

I'd get into why I made 4.4 but after hearing some people chatting about the meaning of it, I'd rather leave it to them to tell me what it's about. It's quite intriguing indeed. It's comforting to hear that those who ventured into my pine forest and visit me in my little hut did enjoy sharing a cup of tea with me in front of the fire. 

I wouldn't be able to have done this with out my friends. I love you all. Thank you for trusting in me. 

Corporate Portrait fun

With the mid term exam coming to an end, I had a chance to do a corporate portrait yesterday for a french company and it was super fun. 

My friend Nong came along with me to help me out and thanks to him as I would never be able to work through it that quick without him. 

his photography fb is : NongZeraroid

The appointment was at 10am but we decided to turn up at 8am to look around and block the shots. We were shown around by the friendly staffs whom ready to participate in the photo shoot funness.  

At 10am we got our client to come down from his office and we went through all the shots with breeze. Everyone seem to enjoy themselves as I directed them to do some silly things (in corporate world, these actions are deem as crazy but to us it's not that crazy, like smiling. Nah I'm just joking :p) 

For the whole shoot, I used my trustee Leica M with 35mm summicron ASPH and a bouncer. I did try to use Nong's Canon DSLR at one point but my fragile recovering from a surgery shoulder wasn't helping out and the DSLR has to be given back to Nong. The Leica was a blessing as it wasn't heavy enough to make my shoulder uncomfortable and the quality of the image was just superb. Delicious I'd say. 

We were done by 12pm, here are some behind the scene photos where Nong was being my model while I was trying to block off the shots. 

trying to find an angle for this room 

trying to find an angle for this room 

science lab and what not

science lab and what not

cookies are done, freshly baked from the oven he said. 

cookies are done, freshly baked from the oven he said. 

the pen was a stand in for a beaker 

the pen was a stand in for a beaker 

corporate board room cliche

corporate board room cliche

Second night out with Leica M

At first I felt a little pressure that may be I am not worthy of this camera and the photos that I capture would possibly be utterly hopeless. But after I started to take a few photos, I felt right into the groove again (minus the full mobility of my right shoulder, she's still a bit sore and stiff).

What I realised is not that I am not worthy of this camera but rather, what an amazing camera I have in my hand that allows me to capture my ideas easier and introduce me a few new things that I usually do not try to do. 

At the end of the night, I felt bewildered and blessed.

I felt like I can achieve anything with this camera and she would not let me down.

I felt more connected to this camera than any others that I have used before.

PS: the price tag possibly have some sorts of psychological effects on me and causing me to be more delirious than usual, that or the painkillers I am on  :p 

night time traffic 

night time traffic 

sukiyaki restaurant, founded in 1955

sukiyaki restaurant, founded in 1955

taxi break

taxi break

construction site does get pretty busy at night in Bangkok

construction site does get pretty busy at night in Bangkok

night time travellers

night time travellers

my companion for this street session

my companion for this street session

Bangkok fireflies 

Bangkok fireflies 

Bangkok city cleaner

Bangkok city cleaner