I had always wondered how it's like inside when walking by nail parlours. Presumably like most men, I had never set foot in one. (Aside from the few who take good care of themselves or the subculture of classical and flamenco guitar players who need nails on their picking hand perhaps.)
Well there was a chance to go to a wine, cheese and manicure event, the curious cat in me just jumped on it. Well, I have to say it's a treat and the bonding time while being pampered is quite fun and precious actually. On the technical side, wine glass with a straw is mandatory due to the temporary inability for precise finger use. I had to dig out a mobile phone deep in the purse for one of my friends before the delicate design is cured :)
My good friend and talented designer AP tied the knot, take note of the breathtaking wedding dress she designed! They are the most fun couple I know and the wedding was indeed a blend of unique, hilarious and touching moments. The idea of cap guns for wedding favours is just through the roof! What a riot!
Toronto is one of the lucky cities to still operate streetcars in the downtown core. Though the experience of riders, inconveniences of cyclists and drivers along with weather hinderances are debatable factors; the trade-off of clean air unlike New York City or Hong Kong is welcomed in my books. Living with and adapting to these gentle giants is part of Toronto and an unique experience. Streetcar Portraits is a commissioned project to capture and convey the spirit of downtown - ding ding!
Forest at night, trees are still and nondescript, immersed in darkness, breathing out CO2 just like us. I was curious to capture this still night portrait and play with external lighting similar to a studio. With the exception of faint night sky, everything is artificial light source. I have to say photographing in near darkness while running around is a strange sensation indeed, a little dangerous, a little dream like.