A Popcorn Day In Pastel, Beige and Red

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There are 2 types of photos in the world – Pre-Photoshopped and Post-Photoshopped!

I don’t quite understand the need or obsession to use Photoshop on every single photo; in fact, I actually like the raw and unexpected outcome of old-school cameras that use film. That’s why I also collect Lomos and Polariods – you can try your best to get a good photo but there’s no way you can reverse or change the final result (unless you do something with the film when you are developing it).

Nonetheless, since we have been experiencing an intensive rainy season in Hong Kong for the longest time I can remember this year, Photoshop sometimes really comes in handy! For example, for this set of photos, it was pouring with rain and there was very little natural sunlight; however, with some Photoshop skills (mainly adjusting the brightness and moving the bar on the colour saturation… :p), the photos don’t seem that dull or “grey” anymore. Yay!

There’s a popcorn shop called Garrett Popcorn in the IFC mall in Central, Hong Kong and I have been a loyal customer of theirs since the day they opened! Getting a bag of their Chicago Mix (Caramel & Cheese) popcorn has always been a good cure for any kind of miserable day – so I grabbed a bag to cheer me up! Do you think replacing your clutch or handbag with a bag of cheerful and tasty popcorn could become a new trend?!

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相片有2種,一種是“修圖”前,另一種是“修圖”後。

以前,我不是很明白為甚麼有些人那麼喜歡修圖,每一張都一定要修。其實我很喜歡原始相片,甚至是膠卷相片那種不完美卻真實的感覺。所以我收集Lomo和寶麗萊,在你按下快門之前,盡量想像你想要捕捉的畫面,按下後就不能回頭了。(當然,除非你在沖洗膠卷的時候,加上特效。)
但是,因為今年香港的雨季實在太長,我終於也發現了修片的必要性!比如,這次拍攝的這輯相片。拍攝當天是個陰天,時不時的就來個雷暴雨,光線質量非常不好。而“修圖”(哈哈,說的很高級,充其量就是調整了色調和光暗度。。。)後,至少大家可以比較清晰的看清楚服飾的細節,整體感覺也不會那麼“暗”。
在香港中環的IFC國金中心,有一家非常好吃的爆米花店鋪Garrett Popcorn。從它開張第一日我就開始捧場,它們家的Chicago Mix(芝加哥混種:焦糖+芝士)絕對是我推薦給大家值得一試的口味。拍攝那天,我就忍不住買了一包,好像這樣替代了拿手袋也還挺有新意的哦?!你們覺得這個會是新的一個潮流嗎?哈哈~爆米花代替手袋!:p

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T-shirt – H&M

Blazer – Ralph Lauren Black Label

Skirt – Topshop

Heels – Manolo Blanhik 

Bracelets – Juicy Couture