Photography

Behind the Scenes

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I was the lighting assistant on a recent Bonweekend shoot. This was a Chinese New Year shoot and we were fortunate to know someone with a gorgeous period house that we could shoot in. The house was light in all the right places and there was plenty about it to appreciate. In between pictures, while the model was changing and lighting adjustment wasn't needed, I would walk around and take photos of the house.

My favourite is the spiral staircase at the entrance, definitely a bold statement for such a house.

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macaron making

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I've always wanted to learn how to make macarons, and what a better time than to do it with my avid baker friend, R. We used a chocolate macaron recipe from the book 'Mad about Macarons' by Jill Colonna but backed it up by watching a youtube video by Ochikeron to make sure we got the techniques right. And yes, it worked. After a few hours of hard work and anxiety, the macarons came out of the oven and they had feet, looked and tasted great! We then had some for tea time and I raided my friend's kitchen for tableware to put together a little food styling shoot.

I definitely want to make more in a lot of other different flavours. Any flavours I should try?

 

procrastinating with flowers

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I love long weekends. I stopped by a local homewares store for a bite at their cafe and a spot of people watching.

I observed a fellow shopper taking her time picking out these gorgeous fake flowers and after my meal, I too ended up in the same corner with bunches in my hands.

One would argue I should put them in vases and just admire them but it's way more fun arranging and rearranging them, don't you think?