Thursday, October 30, 2014

Road Less Traveled

I was reminded lately to take the road less traveled.
To grow we need to be challenged.  We need to walk into the
unknown.  In stepping out we have the potential to become
better.  Our strength lies in never giving up.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Hannah @ Key
Hair & Makeup: Ellen Chen
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Endless Pursuit

It's been a continual process to discover what I want to express.
For the longest time  it felt like a puzzle I just couldn't solve.  When I first
started shooting I did everything in black and white. That gave me the chance
to experiment and the more I realized who I am the more it unraveled. 

Photography: Eric Chu

Model: Katie @ Key
Hair & Makeup: Ellen Chen
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


This was never about capturing a moment but creating an image.
A story of everything in between.
With each shot just trying to find my way home.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Tayemi @ Key
Makeup & Hair: Ellen Chen
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Monday, September 8, 2014

You always said everything would be ok

Been reminded lately that to move forward means to be seeking new challenges. Saying goodbye to the past means leaving behind all of those habits that are holding you back from living and creating the way you were meant to.  Three years ago I quit my job, packed up my camera and lights and drove through the mountains.  Sometimes no matter how far you go the past can creep back in. But once you've tasted what's possible there's no turning back.   

It's time to march towards a new destination. There are new stories to live.

Five by Five for Riven
Photography: Eric Chu
Styling: Ivy Xu
Model: Katie @ Richards
Makeup: Lily Lin
Hair: Ming Tsai
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Saturday, September 6, 2014


I have always loved shooting on location.  Wandering through industrial complexes, alleys and abandoned places is part of the process of putting together all the elements for a photo shoot.  One of the challenges on location is figuring out beforehand what spots you want to shoot but also allowing yourself the freedom to experiment on the day.  There is always a time crunch to get all the shots in. That kind of urgency drives you to focus on what needs to be done and to ask for what you want.  I realized last summer the only way I can create the images I want is to be absolutely free.  Free to express who I am.

Tied in with this is the ability to adapt.  No matter how well planned a shoot is there will always be unforeseen circumstances. Some outfits will look better against different backgrounds, at different angles etc.  The ability to adapt under pressure builds with more experience and I have found that at the core that instinct has always been there.  Listen to it.

NeverLazy Autumn 2014
Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Carly @ Key Model
Styling: Ivy Xu
Hair & Makeup: Lily Lin
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

If we could escape all the reasons telling us we should stop.

Break free from the comfortable and familiar and push ourselves.
No excuses. No distractions.  Maybe then we'd find a better tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Breaking the Habit

These chains will not be left unbroken.

Brandon @ Key
Photography: Eric Chu
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Keep Chasing

The only way I'll be free is to never stop. Time for a new adventure.


Testing with Tracey.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Tracey @ Key
Hair & Makeup: Ellen Chen
Styling: Pongsakorn Yananissorn