Gallery 32 – Jun (Part 1)

Gallery 32 – Jun (Part 1)

A common friend introduced Jun to me. When we met, I felt there was a connection, a realness to his personality that I liked. He was geniune. I have met some guys that I can tell immediately are fakes, inside and outside. Jun however possessed a kind of brooding aura that I drawn to, which is always good for a photography shoot. He exuded both sensuality, sexual appeal, and a hint of insecurity in his personality.

He asked politely if it was okay for him to smoke. I obliged and I photographed him as he was preparing the paper and leaves. For someone that likes to smoke, it immediately calms the person down; they are home. I could feel his body relax into the nicotine. Don’t drill me or those on how it damages the body, life leads to death anyway.

Some people ask me how I resist the the tempation of such men . Well, to be frightfully honest, when I am working, I am serious about what I do, and if there is more than a mind connection, during the shoot is not the place for making advances. But here’s the other side of the coin: Many times I do not want to have anything to do with the model. I finish the shoot, the guy gets dressed, we sign the model release and you’re out the door. Work accomplished!

These photographs are available as fine art prints in limited signed editions.

 

 

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Gallery 31 – William Lo – Part 2

Gallery 31 – William Lo – Part 2

Gallery 31 – William Lo – Part 2

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. The series of images is a collection of images documenting the process of how he photographs men, from simple portraits to nudity.

Minimal props include 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 that both reveals and conceals his inner desires.

The fierce nature of William’s self-confidence in his own body and its attributes are clear. He knows his body and angle well. The last segment of the shoot employs an antique mirror as a backdrop. It is worn over the years, making an ideal foil to William and his brooding haughtiness.

Specifications:
– 156pp layout
– 98 photographs in colour and black & white

To view the ebook, go the website http://zeero-s.com and register. Browse to see my ebook under the section Norm Yip and look for T.A.M.E (William Lo – Part 2). Purchase via the website.

Sample images from the ebook:

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Gallery 30 – William Lo

Gallery 30 – William Lo

Gallery 30 – 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. There are three sections: Rooftop, Stairwell and Corridor — all lending to the exploratory nature of the shoot, and where he finally disrobes himself completely to the photographer. The most intense images belong to the rooftop, where the sudden onset of rain pushes both William and Norm to react quickly. Included is an exclusive interview with William and his experience in front of the camera. This is an exploration of nudity in the semi-public domain.

Sample images from the ebook:

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2. Register for your free account.
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4. Complete the purchase online.
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About the Ebook:
– contains 142 pages (front to back cover)
– the ebook can only be viewed on smartphones, ipad and tablets
– there are 3 sections in this edition of TAME: 1) the rooftop, 2) the stairwell and 3) the corridor
– contains full frontal (NSFW)

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Gallery 29 – Zihan | The Parking Lot [NSFW]

Gallery 29 – Zihan | The Parking Lot [NSFW]

Gallery 29 – Zihan | The Parking Lot [NSFW]

The images shown here were originally taken in 2009. Performance artist Zihan, fashion stylist Patryk Chaou and I were out one night drinking and dancing at Taboo, a local gay disco in Singapore. Suddenly from nowhere, Zihan exclaimed “I want to be photographed now”. He must be joking me. It must have been 3am by then, but he was serious. We gathered ourselves and walked over to the hotel to grab my camera and set out into the dark night street of Singapore and wandered into an operational yet deserted parking lot. There was literally no one around. While I unpacked and set up my camera, Patrick was already styling Zihan, who was already shed off his clothes. He was clearly ready to be photographed. What happened next is somewhat is a blur, as I recall the seriousness that came from the shoot. Zihan was in a zone of intense anger or internal struggle and I was just there to document the feelings he was projecting.

Limited Edition Prints are currently available in the following sizes:

1) Paper Size: 13 x 19″, Signed Limited Edition of 10. US$950.00
2) Paper Size: 18 x 26″. Signed Limited Edition of 10. US$1,250.00

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Gallery 28 – Derek

Gallery 28 – Derek

Gallery 28 – Derek

“I am not one of those photographers that romanticises the days of film – manually developing black and white rolls and printing in the darkroom is something I am not going to miss. That said, I still own several film cameras, including a Nikon F100, Mamiya 645 and even a medium format Sinar. While looking through my back catalogue of images when compiling this collection, I recalled a photography session with Derek that was taken shortly after I set up my Chai Wan studio. When I finally located the images, I was surprised to discover that they were photographed using a film I rarely used – the ILFORD’s XP2 Super. Although not a true black and white film since it a chromogenic emulsion, the XP2 outputs in black and white versus color. Based on these photographs taken of Derek, it has nearly all the merits of my favourite black and white film, the Kodak T-MAX400. What also makes this particular photography session particularly memorable to me is the fact that he was my first model to agree to a full frontal shoot. All the models previous to him were too shy or conservative to reveal themselves to the camera in such a way. Quite honestly, I too was hesitant about doing the shoot as I was at that point wary of the potential repercussions from the public. After all, it is all too easy in Hong Kong to be irreversibly – if unfairly – labelled. All in all, I am glad that this session happened and am very happy to be able to share these gorgeous images here.” – from The Asian Male 3.AM book, available on Amazon.com

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