Friday, October 17, 2014

PERSONAL | house of vans zine workshop

Last week I joined a zine making workshop hosted by [ Little Square ] and Vans as part of the House of Vans Asia Tour. Noted photographer Tobin Yelland, and Zine maker Lele Saveri led the workshop along with handful of 'team leaders'. They taught us how to make zines [ Punkzine ] style - and I'm talking print, photocopying, xerox machine, the whole shebang. When we started Yelland and Saveri had already chosen the theme for our zines: The Hong Kong Protests aka Umbrella Revolution, Occupy Central, etc. To be honest, I would've preferred to chose my own theme/subject, or just had the zine dedicated to the beautiful Sheung Wan neighbourhood but I guess I can always make one on my own some other time if I want to.

The finished product is the handy work of mine and two of my fellow SCAD classmates. I'm actually pretty happy with how our zine turned out, considering the time constraints. In the end we printed two versions: one full colour on white paper (with yellow insert pages) and one black and white on yellow paper.

I used some of these [ photos ] on my pages in the zine

Thursday, October 9, 2014

HONG KONG | occupy

I took these photos of Umbrella Revolution/Occupy Central movement on the October 1st and 12th. I personally don't have anything to new to say on the protests that hasn't already been said. I showed up to the protests just as a curious bystander - looking to document the occasion for personal purposes. And as a Hong Kong citizen, I naturally felt the need to witness this revolution for myself. Even though I can't say how this is all going to pan out in the end, I can't help but feel a surge of pride seeing all these people fighting for what they believe in.

Monday, October 6, 2014

PERSONAL | currently reading

I picked up a new book recently on someone's recommendation. I'm still in the first few chapters but the stories and studies Susan Cain brings up in her book is already shining a light on my own introvert personality.