Photography : Shavonne Wong/ Zhiffy Photography
Art Direction & Styling : Irene Chan
Model : Ting Wai /Style Management
Make-up & Hair : Angel Wong
Styling Assistant & Coordination : Tammy Chan
My first fashion editorial for Cosmopolitan HK and another all girl power team! I keep finding myself with one these days haha. It has it's pros and cons; pros being that the models are usually more comfortable in an all female environment and cons being that there's no muscle to help with all the heavy lifting! Boo! Anyway, this shoot showed me again the importance of location scouting. It was my first shoot in HK so I didn't really have any locations in mind. I did some online research and had found this quaint little fishing village called Tai O (大澳) at the far end of HK and happily thought that I had struck gold. I mean, aren't all fishing villages super photogenic and awesome? Well yeah, this one was... Except after arriving with the stylist and her assistant for our location scout, we realized every good spot for shooting were miles away from each other! The plan for the photo shoot was to shoot up to 10 outfits which meant 8- 10 different shooting sites. With the good ones so sparsely located from one another, it would be impossible for us do the shoot without the model tiring out midway and us exhausting ourselves from dragging all the equipment from one point to another. Just not logistically possible.
So onto the next. Good thing Tammy (the styling assistant) knew of another location she came across recently, a beach/wetland called Pak Nai (白泥). When we arrived at the next location around 5pm after a long day, the view we were greeted with made it all worth it. The sun was slowly setting, the light was gorgeous and the scenery amazing. It was pretty much everything I was asking for. With that, we unanimously agreed to do the shoot there. We noted that the sun light fades off by about 630pm and knew that the shoot would have to end before that.