Creativity is a force that takes you over, if you don't have it, you can't fake it! I had the privilege of working with such a force, his name is Quan Mai, aka Genetic boi. He is a do it all artist. Not only is he the Creative Director, he was the photographer, stylist and make up artist. Did I mention he edited and retouched all his photos? I am glad to call him my friend and an inspiration to get my art and designs out there. He flew from New York here to do one last shoot with his muse and friend Vanessa Hong before she moves to China. It was a great week hanging out, lots of laughter, food and insights. I had the pleasure of being involved in 2 shoots with the both of them. Vanessa is such a natural model, the camera loves her. I was the Creative Assitant and one of my designs was used(she is wearing it in the first 2 photos). Watch out everyone this shoot is fierce, creative and intelligent with a touch of sadness:
Model: Vanessa Hong
Photography - Retouch & Editing - Text -
Hair & Makeup - Styling - Art Direction: Quan Mai
Creative Assistant: Melissa Araujo
Behind the scenes:
Quan in the zone working his magic and I was doing the last touch ups.
If you want to see the second amazing shoot check out Quan's blog