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Asian American Still Life on Buzzfeed

I’m super thrilled to share that select pieces from my on-going project, Asian American Still Life, were featured in an interview with photo editor Pia Peterson on Buzzfeed News this week. For a hot second on the morning of publication, my still life work was sandwiched above the fold between Ben Affleck, the Kardashians, and daily covid numbers–a definite highlight of my time with this project so far!

Read the whole thing here!

EGGS! 🍳 After Outerbridge

As 2022 gets cracking (sorry, couldn’t resist), I’m sharing this conceptual mini story that I put together with food stylist Veronica Laramie, celebrating the might egg.

Usually egg-focused content for the upcoming springtime months tends to be chock full of pastels, but I instead took a page of inspiration from photography history. I love all of Paul Outerbridge’s geometric egg studies throughout his photographic lifetime, and they were very influential in the history of still life photography in the 1900s, so I wanted to do a nod and contemporary update to Outerbridge’s eggs, adding a motion component and bringing some of the iconic yellowness of eggs to the black and white world.

For lighting schemes I brought in a spotlight mount to get really crisp black and white shadows, a la many of the original Outerbridge works. The shadows and lighting in a sense were another “prop” in the images, helping to create a space age, graphic world. For the various images, I wanted to play on classic “egg” tales: Humpty Dumpty falling down a wall, Salvador Dali-style eggs dripping over architectural shapes, and a breakfast time tableau with milk and egg-in-a-hole toast.

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