Monthly Archives: October 2014

Huang Xiaoming!



Huang Freeze 1











October 4, 2014

Saturday night at Honolulu’s Hughes Corporation IBM Building was an amazing celebration of Chinese film and China’s hottest film star, Huang Xioming. I was there to capture the event for the good folks at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Poised to explode on screens around the world, the “heartthrob of China” is as nice as he is handsome. And, he’s easy to find: just look for the flock of beautiful women! He was presented with HIFF’s  2014 Special Achievement Award. Look for him in the upcoming John Woo film, The Crossing.

The evening also officially launched the Hawaii International Film Festival Foundation which endeavors to recognize and support emerging talent, promote original collaborations through innovative education programs and facilitate cultural exchange through the cinematic arts. Also attending was Chinese mega-star Yue Sai Kan, the “Oprah” of China, and

•in red: Nora Xu, 2014 Miss Universe China
•in blue: Karen Hu, runner up, 2014 Miss Universe China

Catch the excitement here— RED CARPET VIDEO:

Huang Xiaoming at HIFF




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Medium Format / Square / Film



Kiko: Sophia

After I returned from my last trip to Cambodia, for some reason, I came to the realization that I needed to move into 6×6 medium format. Shooting square suits me perfectly, and there’s no comparison between small format and medium format skin tone creaminess. This image of Tokiko comes from the first roll of 6×6 I exposed in my studio. I’m now at work on a series I’m calling At the Window: available light portraits at the big North window.

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