I have said that I rarely know what I am doing until the moment happens. Many of the best images are left to chance and the unknown. It is how I paint and it how I photograph.
The imagery I have is contained within mystery and darkness, where male sensuality and sexuality is not proudly displayed, but in subtle way. The men with whom I connect with are not the ordinary, but the extraordinary. They are enigmatic, yet real and surreal. This is what I look for.
TAME BY NORM YIP
FEATURING WILLIAM LO
The first digital publication of T.A.M.E (The Asian Male Editions) – William Lo by photographer Norm Yip features William Lo, actor to the recent movie Thirty Years of Adonis by director Scud. Dressed in a blue Japanese shirt and white fundoshi, William finds refuge in an old Hong Kong industrial building; it is barren and foreboding. The images are spontaneous, raw and erotically charged. More.
T.A.M.E. BY NORM YIP
FEATURING WILLIAM LO – Part 2
If the first publication explored nudity in the semi-public domain, then this takes us back into the private domain of Norm Yip’s intimate studio in Chai Wan’s industrial neighbourhood. There are minimal props including a thin white-T, water and an assuming antique mirror which lay the ground for eroticism within an unrehearsed brief. There is an intensity from William Lo (羅曉峰), who makes direct contact with the camera lens leading to self-seduction, but without the need for overt physical reactions. More.
The Asian Male Series
This the first book that started it all in The Asian Male series of photographs. It is called 1.AM. A for Asian and M for Male, not as in the time. It was the first in a series that reflected my interest in creating something tangible. I wanted to hold and feel the essence of my photography in a book form. MORE ON 1.AM
Book 2 in The Asian Male series
2.AM is my second publication which came shortly after the release of 1.AM. It contains more pages and guys than my first book. The guys appearing in this book were more international in flavour, with more muscular bodies entering in the picture. MORE ON 2.AM
The 3rd book in the Asian Male series
After a rather long hiatus from 2.AM, I mustered the energy to put together the third book. It was quite a journey moving from a more exploratory level of photography and now integrating some fashion-based elements in collaboration with Patryk Chaou. Nevertheless, I tried to maintain a certain integrity within the selection of images that retained much of the spirit that was in the first two books. BUY 3.AM
BEAUX - V1 | THE VANITY ISSUE
This was my attempt at understanding the business of magazines. Yes, the publication was published, and I thought I could market this to a wider audience of advertisers. I was wrong. Nevertheless, the publication is one of my favourite creations. Featured in Beaux are Derek (a.k.a ‘Milkboy’), Loren and Patrick — who all posed nude during the shoots. BUY BEAUX V1
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Would you like to be photographed verus documented? Have you been working out for years and want to have something very special to hang on your walls or keep safely in an album for years to come that you can be really proud of? Life is precious and yes, it does get shorter as get older in life. The photography that I do is timeless and classic. I intend for my work to outlive many lifetimes. It is why I have published many of my works so that they become tangible objects of art. I really care about the work that I do and the artistic eye that I bring to the photographs. Classic beautiful creations at an affordable price.