Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You Held the Key

Some people are only in our lives for a moment but change it forever.
Never thought taking pictures on the frozen river all those years ago
would affect me so much. I still remember the shards of ice.  The
reflection of the sky.  You saw what was possible from the beginning.

A quick test with Tracey.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Tracey @ Key
MUA: Elizabeth Mcleod
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twelve Thousand

You said:  "Close your eyes.  Your senses don't know the way.
That fire will flicker and burn and leave you restless.  Don't you
want to know where this will take you?"

Just cleared out 12,000 images.  Making room 
for a new year.

A quick test shot from the fall.
Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Tayemi @ Key
Makeup & Hair: Ellen Chen
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Monday, November 17, 2014


Accidentally hit delete all only to realize it wasn't a mistake.
Feels good to reset.  Looking forward to what lies ahead.

Unpublished shot from Better Tomorrow.
Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Carly @ Key Model
Styling: Ivy Xu
Hair & Makeup: Lily Lin
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

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