The Asian Male 3.AM postcard design is underway…

The Asian Male 3.AM postcard design is underway…

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Today I started to work on the postcard design that are a part of The Asian Male 3.AM campaign. They will be simple, measuring 8.25 x 5.5″ (21 x 14cm) and printed on 300gsm woodfree card. I am going to send the above design for a test, to see if the printing and color look good. I won’t be going for glossy postcards, as I feel these images are best suited for matte finish. They may even be good enough to frame.

Below is a mockup of how they should look like. These photographs gives you an idea of the size, a bit larger than your average sized postcard, which in most cases are around 4 x 6″. These will have a substantial feel to them.

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So to anyone that pre-ordered a copy of the book, you will be getting 3 postcards as part of the campaign.

Billy by Norm Yip

Billy by Norm Yip

These are some photographs taken from a shoot with Billy, a talkative friendly young man from Hong Kong that I met through facebook. After chatting with him several times, I invited him to come to my studio for a test. What initially was meant to be a short one hour shoot turned into a 2.5 hour session. The most challenging set came at the end when shooting his portrait. Normally, I can make the shot with a single light source, but in this case, two soft boxes were necessary — one light placed at the front and one at the back. Billy is currently working full time as an auditor. His current interests include working out, movies, sun-bathing, tennis and being a well-rounded person as a whole.

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Hong Kong dancer Rex Cheng

Hong Kong dancer Rex Cheng

Rex is Chinese, a dancer here in Hong Kong. The strongest feature with him is his face, strangely appearing older behind the lens than in person. This angle of him I quite liked, with his arms and hands cupping his youthful body.

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Rai the Roper – bound and tied

In Japan, bondage, especially rope, is very much considered an artform, and the guy modeling in the photograph is himself quite famous his his circle, and now quite well known in Asia. He was tied by his friend. 

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