Every so often, a muse reveals itself and serves as the inspiration and movitation to keep going along the path of the road less taken.
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.
You are not your body; you are beyond that which is physical. Your body is an illusion that you can form and mould, forever changing, never static.
The quest for Asian male beauty rests with both the creator and the model. The elusive chemistry that is shared between the artist and the muse, where the potential outcome is nothing less than creation itself.
TAME Series – Digital Ebook
JESS MOON SEO
JESS MOON SEO is a professional life model in Korea that understands his body very well, much like an athlete, but with a better understanding of shapes, angles and form. Possessing a defined hairless body and ideal proportions, Jess was a delight to photograph, as we used a large floor mirror to create a stunning collection of emotive, sensitive images.
WILLIAM LO (PART 2)
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.
The first digital publication of T.A.M.E (The Asian Male Editions) – 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 barren Hong Kong industrial building. The images are spontaneous, raw and erotically charged.
MOXIE ASIA – Digital Ebook
MOXIE ASIA 03 features cover model JYB, a beautiful transgender male that I had the privilege of photographing and showcasing in New York and Bangkok’s River City Bangkok gallery. Also, I reveal images of hot model Kaji, or better known as Blueboy, whose torso has now become a fixture on my studio wall. In this edition of Moxie, I pull up an interview conducted in 2017 with the An Tôn Thất, a supremely talented composer whose music is reaching theatres around the world.
MOXIE ASIA 02 features the masculine and sensual Pop Yeung, a Taiwanese man whose brooding looks are captured by Norm Yip. Adam Photography from Indonesia is MOXIE’s first contributor and offers to us Rony, a stunningly handsome man whose hunky body is a feast for the eyes. Finally, Malaysian model Derek Chong (a.k.a @greendo) and his adorable cat owns the cover page. Styled by Patryk Chaou and photographed by Norm Yip.
MOXIE ASIA is an experimental digital magazine created by Norm Yip with a focus on beautiful photography on men. The first issue brings together Loren, Patrick and Jun — all Hong Kong models that show the diversity of Asian men in this fascinating city. It is the hope that MOXIE will become a collective magazine for men that brings together both established and emerging creatives into a curated online showcase.
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.
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.
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.
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.