BEHIND THE LENS

Bryan being meticulous with detail, while shooting at my house.

Bryan being meticulous with detail, while shooting at my house.

It was a little hard handing over the responsibility of cameraman to someone else. I studied photography in high school and dabbled with studio lighting in uni, which made me confident over the years in shooting. I'm very picky, but I knew I couldn't get the finish I wanted. I needed help and that's where Bryan Tang comes into play.

Shooting Jimmy's Burgers in the soon-to-be Easeys venue.

Shooting Jimmy's Burgers in the soon-to-be Easeys venue.

I'd known Bryan for a few years now and knew he had a good eye for photography, so it made sense to ask him to join the team. We met through tumblr (back when THAT was popular.) At the time we we're both shooting a lot of street and shared a mutual respect for each other's work. As time went on, Bryan went on to shoot more fashion and I continued to document life around me.

Bringing together our collective knowledge of photography, we miraculously worked together to produce photos that I'd happily show my momz. Bryan was quick with setup. He was like those guys who change wheels at pit stops. In-between our bad jokes, I directed him as to what I wanted and he came back with great suggestions (and terribly hilarious ones!)

Clinton Serex stares out the window as we shoot him for the lookbook.

Clinton Serex stares out the window as we shoot him for the lookbook.

Bryan shooting Raph Rashid within a narrow timeframe.

Bryan shooting Raph Rashid within a narrow timeframe.

I've come to learn you can't do everything yourself. Despite my stubbornness, without Bryan this project would not be as polished as I would have liked. He was professional, enthusiastic and pretty darn handsome. He was the Bonnie to my Clyde, the Robin to my Batman and the tomato sauce to my mustard.

Check out his work here:
www.facetsphotos.com

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