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MINI cooperWelcome the new horsie to our life as well as my first car photography project!

After driving our super basic Corolla for 14 years this is such a treat, driving is now fun again and this MINI knows how to put a smile on everyone face!

Leica Ring: Tsai 35mm Summilux

Here is a photography related non-photography entry. My favourite lens is now immortalized permanently as a ring. leica ring comp

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leica ring views compSome behind the scenes design process: it did involve photography with macro reproduction. I first photographed the lens at varied angles to overcome cylindrical deformation. I then pieced together the artwork into a flat shape in photoshop before taking it into illustrator to vectorize, clean up, create the depth of field lines and compose the final art for the production file.

The ring is made by my talented and creative friend and fellow OCA classmate Shannon at Cynosure Jewelry Design Studio.

tsai - signed at 35mm

Happy Shooting, everyone!

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LUMAS toronto opening

LUMAS openingLUMAS, a gallery concept from Germany with the mission to make art accessible to everyone, opens the second location in Canada. The Blue Carpet set out on Yorkville Avenue opened the night introducing the LUMAS gallery to Toronto. The event featured SUITS actor and photographer Patrick J. Adams with an exclusive collection of his photographs. To add to the buzz, a selfie in front of LUMAS art in the space provides an opportunity for guests to receive a piece of limited edition cutwork puzzle that make up the Toronto cityscape art. You can see them on instagram with #LUMASCanada or @LUMAS_Canada.

midsummer's night tree

midsummer's night tree wtForest 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.