Month: February 2011

Brendan in Blue

Brendan in Blue

From my shoot with model Brendan Norman (FORD Models) and stylist Hector Vargas.  Brendan is wearing a Jos. A. Bank grey shirt, Versace cashmere sweater, and Zara gret trousers.  Stay tune for more looks from my shoot with Brendan and Hector!

Going EMO

Going EMO

I’m going emo on more of my shots. This is just a preview to come.

Meet Ukushu

Meet Ukushu

This was a very momental shoot for me. I once ran into a really beautiful Russian model at a fashion show a year ago. I was very intimidated to ask her to do a shoot and when I finally had the courage, she did not even respond to my invitation! Yes, Ryan Chua gets rejected sometimes!  But it was fate that led us to meeting at Borders that one afternoon. It would lead us later to do a shoot for ASTONISH Magazine featuring Japanese designer Jumpei Ando from Paris. We had an amazing team: Lim Utairat Konberg as our stylist, Nina Skokan as our hairstylist, and Janet Mariscal as our makeup artist and touchup hairstylist. 
It was a very cold, rainy day in San Francisco, but all the fun was had in our shoot!
Nina working on Ukushu’s hair extensions.

Looking good so far!

Lim getting Ukushu ready for the first look.

Janet putting on some touches!

Candid shot! 

The second look!
Stay tune for more updates from this shoot. 
On a sad note, the very Borders location where we met (Union Square) is closing. It was a very memorable place, and I am at least glad it had served a purpose! 
Teaser.
Obsession

Obsession

From a shoot I did with Jessica Benson awhile back. Our MUA was Fizza Hussein Qadri.  I wanted to do something different this time with Jessica. “Obsession” was a theme I’ve wanted to do. It’s when someone cannot keep out another person from his or 

Behind the Scenes with Brendan Norman and Hector Vargas

Behind the Scenes with Brendan Norman and Hector Vargas

Yesterday I did a photo shoot with FORD Model Brendan Norman and stylist Hector Vargas. I also invited my photographer friend Melissa de Mata along as well. We did our shoot around the Russian Hill/Nob Hill area on a beautiful summer day (on a Feb? 

Impromptu Shoot at the Beach

Impromptu Shoot at the Beach

There are times when I just want to do a simple impromptu photo shoot without having to organize a hair, makeup, styling team. Yesterday was such a nice summer-like day in San Francisco, I decided to do a mini-shoot with Grace. I picked her up from her apartment, grabbed some tapioca drinks, and hit the beach.  
Summertime in February? It was really odd, but definitely was not complaining =)