A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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Mental Health Day 2020

How this photo came about:

A while ago I was listening (ok dancing all by myself at home!) to Dua Lipa’s Physical and the intro of the song sounded familiar.

I dug a little and found (again) French artist Therapie TAXI and their song J’en ai marre. After listening to the catchy song several time, I was wondering what they were really talking about (on the first pass you might think they are talking about a partner but in fact it was about their alter ego).

I wanted to do one of my Multiple Photo  and the primary colors of the Physical video gave me an idea. So here’s what came out of my brain: a Multiple with a twist.

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKB_vBbktBY

Edit: J’en ai marre lyrics translated in English and Dua Lipa’s Physical Video

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Mental Health Day 2020

How this photo came about:

A while ago I was listening (ok dancing all by myself at home!) to Dua Lipa’s Physical and the intro of the song sounded familiar.

I dug a little and found (again) French artist Therapie TAXI and their song J’en ai marre. After listening to the catchy song several time, I was wondering what they were really talking about (on the first pass you might think they are talking about a partner but in fact it was about their alter ego).

I wanted to do one of my Multiple Photo  and the primary colors of the Physical video gave me an idea. So here’s what came out of my brain: a Multiple with a twist.

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKB_vBbktBY

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A couple weekends ago I posted a picture of what my Saturday night looked like… well after the behind the scene here’s the results.

Another example of my “Me, Myself and I” series.

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Saturday night shenanigans.

Some people enjoy rooftop cocktails, my happy place last night was my underground garage so the crazy idea I had in my head could come to life…. stay tuned 😉

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Little by little a simile kind of normal life is creeping back.

We can meet again by group of 5.

My only concern now is I might not win at mahjong as often.

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A month ago we were celebrating International Women’s Day…. what my photo would have looked like if it had been this month 😉

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Three years ago for the start of Spring I had done one of my Multiple picture: Lounging by the pool, pondering on the fact that “I survived Winter in Singapore… Not sure I’ll survive Spring & Summer !!” (Here)

I felt like I needed to update it with our new normal: Social Distancing 😉 

NB… Not sure if the first ‘image’ is a video (hence WordPress reader might not see it) or a GIF.

In case you are interested, other images in my “Multiple” series are here

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I’ve been in a creative mode lately and I love collaboration that brings this out of me.

I’ve often been asked by friends or friends of friends who know that I like photography if I would take their pictures and I refuse 99% of the time because first of all I don’t have a business license in Singapore (and we don’t joke around about that over here) but mostly because I don’t want to take photos of people. But every so often when I find a creative angle to a project I would do it. Purely as a collaboration and to spark creativity for my own project.

I met Tani at my QiGong class and we were on the same page so we decide to head to the Botanical Gardens one early morning to do a session. Just before partying way she wanted to make a quick video for her Instagram story…. it wasn’t working properly and that’s where my crazy idea came into play I wasn’t going to be defeated by the lack of tripod.

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And this my friend is how I can spend a whole day doing.

From figuring out the sequence to executing it (all in Photoshop… I really need to dig deeper in video editing software because this is getting out of hand!). It’s not perfect but that will do.

I have milked that IWD2020 photo for enough posts, will go back to normal posting tomorrow 😉

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Military grade planning is key.

Milking that IWD photo for all the content I can get out of it 😜

Everything has to be in place and coordinated before the actually pictures were taken. Because I don’t work with light equipment but with natural light, the whole photographing part needs to be fast or the light changes too much and the post processing takes too long.

I also had to make sure that I was positioned at the exact same place to make sure the different part of my body were all aligned, again to make the post processing “easier”.

While the conceptualisation, photography and post processing was done in under 5 hours, it took years of trials and errors to make it appear easy ;-).

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