Another PDF Book Critique & Future plans 30/07/2018 FMP

Book Review & Plans I managed to meet Frank Lau,  who is a Visualizer Group Head at zooallies.com, with over 26 years in the creative advertising industry. I decided to ask Frank if he could review my work, as this was someone who I had not met before and I was interested …

F11 Foto Museum Visit & Peer Reviews & Critique 22/07/2018 FMP

F11 Foto Museum Visit I was invited to visit the F11 Foto Museum in the Happy Valley area of Hong Kong by local Photographer Wing-Lun Cheung and fellow student whos now focusing on the life of homeless people. This photo exhibition by Lars Netopil from Wetzlar, Germany, a consultant to Leica Camera and Vice …

Driving force in mens Grooming, Renaissance man or Metrosexual? 10/07/2018 FMP

Men’s Grooming Industry My Photography of barbershop life is underpinned by the driving force in men’s grooming which from all accounts is booming (The Barber magazine, 2018) “The trends for moustaches and beards has breathed fresh life into barbering, and the new salons really reflect this with their decor and philosophy of lifestyle and …

Photo Selection for main book content 06/06/2018 FMP

Photo Selection process With only half my book content completed, I needed to do some selection processing of each barbershop to start to get them into my book for layout design testing, so I printed out most of my photos I wanted to look at after my initial digital selection …

Photoshoot Handsome factory TST 23/05/2018 & Interview FMP

Photoshoot Handsome factory TST I contacted J Brian Siswojo one of the Co-Owners of the Handsome Factory Barbershops to ask If I could take some pictures of one their barbershops and one of the staff barbers for my photobook book, that I am now designing about the life of barbers here …

Photoshoot & Interview Hairhouse Barbershop Wan Chai 26/05/2018 & Interview FMP

Photoshoot & Interview Hairhouse Barbershop Wan Chai This barbershop in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong is very different from some of the other places as it has an almost French style cafe look about it, The barbershop is far enough from the main roads, to make it a very quiet …

Photoshoot Neighbor Barbershop Prince Edward 24/05/2018 & Interview FMP

Photoshoot Neighbor Barbershop Prince Edward My second visit to the Neighbor Barbershop in Prince Edward Hong Kong was with Stanley Li who has over 17 years of Salon experience and has been part of the Neighbor Barbershop business since 2016. I arrived early in the late afternoon, Stanley was very busy, …

Second draft layout 14/06/2018 FMP

I finally started to work on the layout of my book after making a rough selection of 5 sections, which is only about half the content so far. I will divide each section or theme with a full spread with some graphic or illustration or photograph or film still to allow the …

Photoshoot Blackrose Barbershop 26/04/2018 & Interview FMP

Photoshoot Blackrose Barbershop in Tsim Sha Tsui My ongoing photoshoots will be about revisiting some established barbers but in a new location. I managed to secure a photo shoot on site at the Blackrose Barbershop in TST in Hong Kong. The Blackrose  Barbershop was founded by Don (Ma Yik Chi) previously the owner of …