NEW & HIGHLIGHTS

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2017

PEOPLE 156:
圆的不能拿

Been awhile since the last conceptual portrait with mirrors so here's a refreshed reimagination of what this little piece of wonderful reflective surface can do.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2017

PEOPLE 154:
JIMMY WONG IN
"旋"

Brutalism meets dance in this marriage of architecture and arts. The pleasant discovery of a beautiful, raw, though sadly ill-maintained giant was aptly the discovery of the year for me. I don't know of any other spiral staircase in Kuala Lumpur that could rival its beauty. And there is no better talent than Jimmy Wong himself to grace the stage of this unconventional dance floor, his expressive and often courageous routines gave the sleepy concrete marvel a new twist of life, literally.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2017

PEOPLE 153:
JOEL YAP IN
"JOEL."

Joel's coming of age with his turning 30 is now a visual story as we started in the colorful Haji Lanes before settling down to the warm elegance of The Warehouse Hotel, the sequence of which represents his journey of crossing over into the next phase of his life.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2016

PEOPLE 135:
ADRIAN WONG IN
"FROM UBUD TO ULUWATU"

It was almost a decade ago since my maiden trip to Bali, and I could not have imagined that my second trip back to this isle of style would be a portrait shoot for a charming model against the backdrop of two of the island's most exotic resorts, definitely one of the most memorable assignments to date.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2015

PEOPLE 117:
SEAMUS LIM IN
"EXHIBIT/117"

Three years since our first collab, Seamus is back, spotting a cool new refreshed look and a set of fresh tattoos for our second album together, this time set against the backdrop of an excellent array of artwork and vintage goods at ARTfordable Gallery, Damansara Uptown, Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2015

PEOPLE 119:
WALLACE LEEIN
"一杯茶的时间"

Many things can happen over a cup of tea.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2015

PEOPLE 113:
JUSTIN WONG IN "鏡花水月"

It's fun to be exploring new themes again. Dunno what took me so long to play with mirrors, but this is definitely just the beginning.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2012

PEOPLE 83:
JASON OH IN
"SUNTAN STADIUM"

A portrait on the folding seats of a stadium. One more item checked off my wish list. Thanks Jason for the suntan session. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2013

PEOPLE 94:
JEFF LING IN
"UNDERWATERMELON 西瓜汁"

There's an afternoon when watermelons are best enjoyed underwater.

This theme is a marriage of my new-found passion in underwater portrait photography and my all-time favourite food fetish backdrop, which started many years ago with watermelons. And so this bright red juicy fruit made a comeback, this time against the blue hues of a pool bathed in midday sunlight. The result is a beautiful contrast of red and blue. :">

Special thanks to my absolutely very cooperative model Jeff Ling for enduring the gulps after gulps of chlorine-soaked melon juice, all in the name of art.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2012

PEOPLE 79:
PRISCILLA SOH IN
"美人鱼"

Underwater portrait is all the craze now, and here's my interpretation of the magical world beneath with Priscilla. The first thing that we quickly realised was that, contrary to the claims of those who are non-swimmers, it's very hard to sink downwards in order to position ourselves into more interesting angles. And the pool only enjoyed about 2 hours of full sunlight before the shadows of the condo blocks set in. Am glad that my Dicapac underwater water casing held on well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2015 ONWARDS

PEOPLE 100:
HEARTPATRICK IN
"A CENTURY OF SELFIES"

Perhaps the most compelling question of the night is why has a photographer allowed the tragic reality of having not even one proper portrait album of himself after almost a decade of portrait shoots. I hereby dedicate People 100 to myself, the one person who have diligently stayed behind the lens as others walk away with albums after albums of memories.

This album will be continuously updated until I reach the final objective of 100 published selfie shots.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2017

PEOPLE 157:
EKKU IN "BOY FROM TANGKAK"

This album is pretty fated. If not for us being in Tangkak for an overnight trip and Ekku for being back in hometown that same weekend, we wouldn't have had the chance to meet up for this very last minute adhoc shoot in a charming old town. We have facebook to thank too for bringing us together of course. Been awhile since I last did such a spontaneous, carefree, lifestyle album, no preplanning, no frantic research, just going where my heart leads me. Kinda reminds me of how I started it all.

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2017

PEOPLE 151:
AN EVENING CALLED FOREPLAY

Some nights are just too early for bed.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2016

PEOPLE 147:
CARL & BRANDON

The portrait assignment for Carl and Brandon could not have been arranged at a more appropriate timing. As Taiwan rallies to lead Asia into the dawn of a new era in LGBT rights, this set of photos is ironically testimonial to the fact that we all shall love freely, regardless of what the country says.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2015

PEOPLE 120:
WALLACE IN
"毛與毛與葉"

Wallace operates a pet shop and hotel and dropped by one afternoon to pick Gizelle the cute little toy poodle up. And so the art direction for this follow-up shoot was set. I have always wanted to marry the pet theme with my male portraits series, but while my original intention was more for a studio-like approach, this album is definitely one of those accidental theme that turns out to be pretty share-worthy as well.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2011

PEOPLE 69:
JACK LIM IN
"雪淋淋 THE ICE-CREAM MURDER"

Published 2.5 years ago to a mix of positive and not-so-positive reception, the watermelon murder was arguably one of my most controversial storyboard shoot so far, and one that has kept reminding me, till today, to keep pushing the edge on experimental photography. I've always wanted to take another shot at the food fetish theme again, and the nod of Jack Lim and his passion brought this dream to fruition.

THANKS Jack for putting up with my antics, for sharing my vision, for your excellent self art-direction, for soaking yourself in melted ice-cream and then licking them off the floor, and for your trust in heartpatrick.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2015

PEOPLE 126:
"A MORNING CALLED FOREPLAY"

The line between arts and porn has been drawn and redrawn throughout human history, but on a particular sunny weekday morning blessed with buckets of diffused light from the sheer curtains, there really was just a spectrum of experience and experimentation that begs to be left alone in this need to conform.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2013

PEOPLE 89:
KIMRANA IN
"樱花树下"

My first collaboration with a team of true professionals is an opportunity that is perhaps even more rare than sakura in full bloom. A decade of exposure in photography could not have taught me as much as I have learnt in the two days of the production, where a dedicated team of players from various background and roles come together to make magic happen.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2016

PEOPLE 140:
"香蕉树上
"

The food fetish series is back, having found fresh inspiration from China-based photographer Renhang and his series of quirky portraits, usually featuring twisted interactions between people and objects around them.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2008

PEOPLE 26:
JIMMY IN
"THE MISSING LULLABIES"

Just a week after shooting Joel, I'm back to the Sri Terengganu flats again, this time with JinLupp. But unlike the sunny sexy theme for Joel, here comes a darker moodier psycho theme for the very sporting Jimmy, complete with black eyeshadow and dirty clothes to paint the sinister playground of a confused, abandoned being in a dark, forgotten world.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2015

PEOPLE 121:
LEE SIN IN
"紀念日"

Been awhile since my last female portrait, but Lee Sin is simply one of those fresh young faces that you cannot say no to. And for a self-declared "cafe rat", there is no better place to shoot her than in the company of one of her favourite cafes in town.

Thank you Awesome Canteen and Prologue in Petaling Jaya for the opportunity to use your beautiful space.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2012

PEOPLE 78:
DESMOND WONG IN
"SUNSET RESERVOIR"

And so, a planned shoot at the dilapidated Neo Tiew housing estate turned muji-inspired sunset take-a-breather kinda relaxed theme instead - that's the unexpected twists life tend to bring with it sometimes. But in the case of this hurriedly-organised People 78 shoot, it's this kinda life's little surprises that become pleasantly memorable. Seriously, how can the combination of a keen setting sun, stretchy shadows, salty breeze, and a large body of glittery water go wrong. :)

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2015

PEOPLE 114:
JOSEPH MAH IN
"马先生的大年初四"

People 114 is a relaunch of the Heartpatrick portraits series into the realms of artistic nudes, fueled by the inspiration gained from the string of liberalised users and their postings in tumblr. It helps too that I've got Joseph as the model to reboot this style, a super accommodative and sporting boy that every photographer would have no trouble working with.

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2017

PEOPLE 150:
KEY NGUYEN IN
"GOOD MORNING HANOI"

Shot on a sunny Sunday morning after a week-long spell of gloomy weather was our foray into the charming city of Hanoi. Introducing Heartpatrick Studio's first Vietnamese model, Key Nguyen, this young, talented guy who runs his owns fashion label in the city.

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2017

PEOPLE 149:
ERNEST POH IN
"LOVE AT FIRST STRIPE"

It was that dizzying, spiraling journey into oblivion that we all call love. YTL Hotel's latest pride and joy in KL, called Stripes Hotel, is our latest playground for this series of portraits.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2017

PEOPLE 148:
JEREMY LOW IN
"比利時寶藏"

A space filled with treasured vintage finds from the European flea markets, set against a gorgeous industrial themed commercial park that is T6 Light Grey. I couldn't have asked for a funner location to shoot in. Thank you Jessie of Timeless Design for the opportunity to experience the finest european vintage goods to our hearts' content. And of course the latest Heartpatrick People Jeremy Low for the willingness in experimenting and the time in prepping two bags full of attire only to use very little of those in the end.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2016

PEOPLE 146:
FABLE FAWG IN
"LOST BOYS
"

We took to Iceland's dramatic landscapes as the backdrop for a series of portraits done as a spin-off for a recent assignment to the magical isle. I have my very dedicated model Fable Fawg to thank for braving the bashing of the mostly wet and cold outdoors to make this album a keeper. Thought we may not have managed to get a reasonably good set in the end due to this unforgiving weather, the memories of the shoot definitely rank highly in my evergrowing list of portrait shoots.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2016

PEOPLE 138:
ARLIS AND WANG LI IN
"重庆人"

The collaboration with a beautiful couple from Chongqing, China brought me, finally, a happy tick in the box, for that edgy couple portrait theme that I have wanted to do for the longest of time. It all started with an email from Arlis many months ago, and after a few rounds of exchanges, seeing them in the flesh for the first time on the day of the shoot was, I remember, quite a surreal experience in itself.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2016

PEOPLE 144:
DANIEL PIETER IN
"A MID-AUGUST MORNING"

On a warm mid-August morning we found ourselves in the great company of some beautiful white bougainvillea blooms, and so the theme of the shoot was set.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2016

PEOPLE 142:
EDWARD IN
BOY FROM TENGGIRI

Edward flew in from Singapore for the this collab, featuring the backdrop of a charming homestay that afforded us with quite some nice spots for the shoot.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2015

PEOPLE 118:
DAWEI WU IN
"一一八號房"

Dawei is a freelance fitness instructor and an aspiring song-writer, but this weekend morning in April, he really is this quiet, contemplative self waking up to the silent warmth of the sun.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2012

PEOPLE 75:
SEAMUS LIM IN
"红灯区"

People 75 brought closure, finally, to the call-boy theme that has stayed in my to-try list for the longest of time, and is definitely one of the more challenging shoots that I have attempted in recent days, especially with the lighting setup. Special thanks to the wonderful couple of the brickfields chinese sinseh place for their permission to use this lovely old-school outlet for the 3-hour session, the patient customers who mostly left us alone and of course to the model himself for all the attire and styling preps and suggestions.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2016

PEOPLE 141:
BRIAN LIM IN
"地上的星星"

The second outing with Brian Lim brought us to this charming airbnb set on the top floor of an old shophouse in Georgetown, aptly called Kamasutra Studios. I can certainly appreciate the name given how the place exudes this certain sense of vintage sexiness, draped in colorful saree-inspired cloths in a dream-like setting that includes a swing and a giant birdcage in the middle of the room.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2009

PEOPLE 28:
JOEL HONG IN
"西瓜谋杀案
THE WATERMELON MURDER"

This second installment of the artistic nude series for Joel took a drastic change in art direction - from the colourful series shot in the sunkissed abandoned apartment unit to a messy, dirty yet kinky and fun food fetish theme, of which the symbolic use of watermelon as a tool for sexual gratification is inspired by Tsai Ming Liang's ground-breaking arthouse movie <The Wayward Cloud>. This series is shot entirely with harsh flash.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2010

PEOPLE 45:
"THIS MORNING CIKGU
BROUGHT US TO
SEKINCHAN"

A shoot over in the charming town of Sekinchan, with a theme set in the 70s, loosely revolving around a group of nerdy (but fashionista wannabes) students on a field trip out with their favourite teacher – this has got to be the most challenging portrait shoot that I have embarked on so far.

But thanks to all the passionate and talented people out there, with just over a week of planning and a long string of discussion thread in facebook, there really is nothing that we cannot achieve if we put our heads together.

And I couldn't have done it without my truly inspiring fashion stylist Daniel Henry, who arrived at my place for the fitting session with two luggages-full of retro goodies, and who injected so much insights and ideas into the final conception of the shoot. And of course the shots wouldn't have turned out half as convincing without his charming Mini. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2017

PEOPLE 152:
REX CHOO IN
"REX AND THE CITY"

On a quiet Saturday afternoon at the CBD area, Rex and I spent time documenting his moments in the city that he has called home for the last few years.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2015

PEOPLE 131:
DEANNA YUSOFF IN
GOOD MORNING DEANNA

It's a real honour to have the charming Deanna Yusoff herself join the line-up of the Heartpatrick People series in this small collection of shots done against the backdrop of HeartAbode, fresh from yet another round of refurbishment.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2016

PEOPLE 143:
KELYNN FAMILY PORTRAITS

In celebration of VV's first birthday, Kelynn commissioned this family portrait session to commemorate the special occasion, and I had another fun two hours laughing myself silly over the antics of this beautiful family of three.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2015

PEOPLE 129:
PENG SHENG IN
有人喜欢白

White works, especially when it is used as a clean backdrop to highlight the sunny cheerful smile of Peng Sheng on a sun-blessed afternoon.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2015

PEOPLE 123:
BODYJAM GANG STUDIO SHOOT

It's a fun afternoon over at Futagoza Studio for a shoot with my beloved Fitness First Menara Manulife Bodyjam gang. After having jammed together for what feels like the last decade, it's refreshing to see each other in anything but gym wear and posing not for the mirror in the studio, but for the camera.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2014

PEOPLE 110:
LIM POHYENG AND GARFIELD LOW IN
"GOING HOME 回家"

The Happy Mansion Apartment blocks in Seksyen 17 has been in my to-shoot list for awhile. Today I checked that off in the company of a sweet couple in this themed shoot done in commemoration of a recent heart-breaking event.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2014

PEOPLE 108:
JAMES WONG IN 好兄弟

In remembrance of the loved ones who left us behind, and of the last leg of their journey that we accompanied them for.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2014

PEOPLE 107: GENE

Gene becomes this unsuspecting victim for a Heartpatrick studio shoot try out.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2014

PEOPLE 104:
HAARIKA

An unsuspecting neighbour's adorable toddler became the target of Heartpatrick's attention on a boring afternoon at home.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2014

PEOPLE 101:
HEARTPIES

Kids! Shooting them is one-half pain, and one-half joy. These stills are in done conjunction with the TVC of a children milk powder brand, truly an experience that I absolutely enjoyed.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2013

PEOPLE 95:
BRYAN JOHN PAULOSE IN
"THE VACATION"

Officially the first portrait session in the labyrinthine maze that is HeartAbode v3, I have but merely touched the surface of this photography wonderland. Nevertheless the pace for more fun things to come has now been set. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2013

PEOPLE 92:
JUSTIN XIONG IN
"五楼后座"

The gradual conquering of charming Singaporean neighbourhoods as backdrop for my portrait shoots started many years ago in Ann Siang Hill, and now, led first by the invasion of chic cafes, I find myself falling in love with the old-school charms of Tiong Bahru.

 

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2013

HEARTPATRICK SHORT FILM:
快乐牙刷

Heartpatrick's first short movie is 3 years in the making. Shot way back in 2010, the footages were never touched until now, where I have developed a new-found passion for videography. Don't despair if the footages don't combine to form any tangible meaning for you, just enjoy the scene perhaps?

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2013

PEOPLE 88:
LAWRENCE IN
"曝光"

The first creative portrait collaboration for the year starts off at a place I hold very close to my heart, somewhere I don't mind going back again and again just to soak in the ambience. The title theme is an accidental one, more of an after-thought than a planned direction. Yet somehow everything just flows nicely together in the end.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2012

PEOPLE 85:
JONATHAN IN
"MIDNOON RESERVOIR"

Contrary to those in the Klang Valley, reservoirs in Singapore are so much more accessible. After my very pleasant discovery of the Kranji reservoir in the previous visit, I'm now back for more at MacRitchie.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2012

PEOPLE 82:
(NOT MY) RILEY!

Not exactly human, but every bit as adorable, I would like to introduce Riley, this amazingly high-energy beagle who stormed into my place one fine weekend afternoon and let his nose led the way.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2012

PEOPLE 81:
FABLE FAWG IN
"THE KL SCHOOL OF BALLET"

The conceptual collaboration with the KL School of Ballet brought me this set of visuals, used to drive student recruitment for their Year 2013 flagship program. Special thanks to the model for painstakingly making the tutu himself, for almost baring it all in the name of art, and for enduring the various itches and scratches and bites and stings from nature today.

And a wonderful warm big hug to all the very patient passerby and motorists, local and foreigners alike, who, although inquisitive and sometimes baffled, mainly left us to ourselves throughout the few locations covered by this shoot (with a few quick snapshots on your camera phones, yes we saw you!). You all are too cool! :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2012

PEOPLE 77:
HERNANDO

Continuing the string of rather productive weekends comes the 77th portrait shoot in Heartpatrick's People series, which sees me returning to the comfort of the pool and garden level of the Tamarind for this portfolio shoot for budding Hottest Hunk 2012 wishful, Hernando.

Blessed with bucket loads of sunshine and a pleasant absence of nosy neighbours and their noisy kids, it looks like the potential of this all-too-familiar grounds has not been exhausted yet.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2011

PEOPLE 74:
JEREMY YAN IN
"THE MORNING AFTER"

Here comes the second set of pics from the same trip to Singapore, shot in the same hotel setting, but at a different time of the day and for a different model.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2011

PEOPLE 72:
DARREN TAN IN
"理髮店冇開"

For someone with very little facial hair, my infatuation with the process of shaving needs a good healthy outlet, and in this conceptual shoot, I let my imagination run wild as Darren took the center stage, armed with his electric shaver, scissors, combs and other fun props found in his charming salon. Handling these tools of trade is definitely second nature to him, except of course the only person whose hair he'll be cutting today will be himself.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2011

PEOPLE 65:
GARY QUEK IN
"第六十五天"

People 65 is a commissioned portrait shoot that brought me back to the charms of Singapore again just few weeks after the previous one, and it looks like my string of luck with the weather has yet to see the last of its days, with the blessing of a persistently moody weather dotted with sporadic drizzles the whole morning and noon.

Nevertheless I enjoyed the shoot quite abit in the company of Gary and Matt who brought me to explore new places, and made me fell deeper into my addiction that is this sweet little island state.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2010

PEOPLE 62:
ATHENA BEH ALBUM PORTRAITS

This 62th portrait album is technically my first fully commercial assignment, shot in Dec 2010, for a new Malaysian-based singer, Athena Beh 马嘉轩, whose new mini album 配角 has just now been released on 9 March 2011.

While most of my previous work has been pretty much independant, it's definitely an interesting experience to now collaborate with a team of art director and stylists who have as much interest and say in the theme and directon of an album as me. The Saturday morning weather wasn't exactly perfect, but I had fun! :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2010

PEOPLE 58:
RAYMONG WONG IN
"阳光公寓"

This commissioned shoot for Raymond Wong was blessed with tons of sunlight, hence the name of this album.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2010

PEOPLE 57:
JUSTIN WILLIAMS

Officially the first "ang moh" model to appear in the heartpatrick series of portraits line-up (well if you don't count the little cute french boy haha). Shot in the KLCC park amongst throngs of weekenders, and graced by limitless sunshine, it's done and over with in about 1.5 hours haha. Definitely not easy for a British to survive under the cruel sun i know, but Justin was this playful, obliging and sweet model as long as he lasted. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2010

PEOPLE 54:
JACLYNN IN
"五十四号美女"

It's been an awdful lot of time since the appearence of a female model in heartpatrick.com, but I'm happy to publish today what is officially my forth female portrait album to date. This album is the result of a collaboration with a stylist who brought with her Jaclynn, in her fluffy white gown on a piping hot late morning in Putrajaya. Good stuff. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2010

PEOPLE 51:
WESLEY YAP IN
"金鱼佬"

The Jalan Alor/ Tengkat Tongshin neighbourhood still hold a dear place in my heart after all the numerous shots that I have done there over the years, and today, yet again, it has become the backdrop of my latest portrait shoot for new-comer Wesley Yap. This young chap comes with loads of enthusiasm and passion that I'm glad to say match that of mine, would definitely look forward to working with him again!

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2010

PEOPLE 48:
KEL WONG #2

A short and sweet follow-up shoot for Kel Wong during a regular catch-up session.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2010

PEOPLE 46:
DANIEL HENRY IN
"THIS WORKSHOP IS
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS"

After a very successful collaboration in the Sekinchan shoot, I've cornered Daniel Henry to appear in another shoot for me again, this time a solo portrait. Shot in a moody pre-dawn and dawn ambience, Daniel explored the charming Sentul East neighbourhood in his Adidas jumpsuit and transparent umbrella, finding meaning to a listless, barren Sunday, void of anticipations and longing.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2010

PEOPLE 44:
STEVEN GOH IN
"A BAG FROM SUNNY STREET"

The entire chinatown came to a standstill this morning as they beheld the antics of Steven Goh, in his bow tie, and hat, and his mysterious black bag.

Thanks Steven for braving the curious stares from fellow onlookers and eager vehicles who stopped their cars to observe and wave at him.:)

And the gang of carpark attendants who cheered at us as we're leaving. Oh I love Petaling Street.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2009

PEOPLE 40:
KEL WONG in
"游车河"

Lost a thumb drive once in my car while it's being parked at the indoor carpark, and ended up crawling in and out and sniffing every hidden corner of the car in my attempt to retrieve the cursed object. Thus this idea of a low key harsh flash theme was born. Presenting Kel Wong, heartpatrick model 40.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2009

PEOPLE 37:
PARI

Right after Vivien, it seems my luck with landing female models is going on an upward trend! Then again Pari is really just a two-year-old, but nevertheless as adorable. Here's my second kids portrait after Mael. Thanks Mum for 'kidnapping' another irresistable neighbour's kid for my shoot haha.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2009

PEOPLE 34:
ENSON LOH IN
"CLOSET CASE"

For this second theme, Enson transformed from a nerdy schoolboy tormented by the obligations of his studies to a stylish fashionista-wannabe mentally trapped within the confines of a walk-in wardrobe. Shot on the same day as the first theme "Revision Day", this album also uses the harsh flash treatment.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2009

PEOPLE 30:
KEVIN GAN IN
"WONDERLAND"

Subtly colourful and awkwardly artsy, this special shoot for my photography buddy Kevin is a celebration of lost childhood dreams. Shot entirely with direct flash against a muted backdrop on an overly sunny Sunday morning at the Lake Gardens.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2009

PEOPLE 29:
MAEL

Mael - the first non-Asian model to be featured in heartpatrick.com, arrived with upmost energy, an inquisitive mind and an unstoppable need to explore every corner of the house. This adhoc shoot took me around 15min to complete, but yet marks my foray into family and kids portraits I think? Well at least I absolutely enjoyed every single second of it. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2008

PEOPLE 21:
JIM

Commissioned shoot for a pair of friends, shot against the clean minimalist backdrop of Tamarind as usual.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2008

PEOPLE 18:
MATTHEW MOK IN
"旧街孤影"

This second set for Matthew was shot in our wonderfully grimy Chinatown or affectionately known as Petaling Street to the locals. No more overly exposed skin, rainbow-coloured swim trunks and classy shades from the first set. It's gonna be pagoda white singlets, baggy pants and japanese slippers instead this time round.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2008

PEOPLE 15:
MATTHEW MOK AT THE POOL

My third album of June 2008 brings me temporarily back from the pre-wedding craze to the ever-growing portfolio of male models in my photosite. It's definitely been a fun shoot for the very sporting Matthew who brave the cautious condo security guards and the occasional unsuspecting residents in his bright chilli-red trunks. The album is locked by request, but you may try your luck requesting the password from me. :D

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2008

PEOPLE 14:
OWEN

Third album for May 2008 is a little collection of photos of sleepy Owen in a dreamy underlit setting.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2008

PEOPLE 10:
JASON CHOONG IN
"THE APARTMENT"

Just published is a rather interesting portrait of Jason in his dilapidated apartment in Cheras. Occupied mainly by Indons and Banglas, imagine graffiti-infested walls, darkened corridors, rusty metal works and abandoned pieces of furnitures. Alot of cross-processing techniques are used during post-photography editing to bring out the mood that I want. This is one horror theme that I have been dreaming of doing for a long time!

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2007

PEOPLE 06:
CURTIS

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2007

PEOPLE 04:
KENNY LIAN IN LES MILLS BODYJAM

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2007

PEOPLE 07:
ALAN AT PEKELILING

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2007

PEOPLE 05:
DANIEL AND JINLUPP IN JALAN ALOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2016

PEOPLE 134 -
ALVIN WONG

A short and sweet shoot to stress-test the new Olympus OMD on my most favourite subject. I have to say that it held up pretty well except for scenes where the model is placed in front of a busy backdrop, at which there was a high tendency for the camera to focus on the backdrop instead. Still more fiddling with the advanced settings to bring the new baby up to speed with my shooting style.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2017

PEOPLE 155:
MACCY LEE FOR
MESSAGE CAMPAIGN

My second collaboration with Message on their latest campaign brought us back to the studio for some clean shots with Malaysian model Maccy Lee.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2015

PEOPLE 132:
ELIZABETH

Two years since their first child, the Giles family introduces Elizabeth, the newest bundle of joy to join this cheeky, fun family.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2015

PEOPLE 130:
AKIRA

A little more than a year since the first portrait session, Akira is back for a fresh set of shots as we document her growing up years.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2015

PEOPLE 125:
COLIN TANG IN
WORKING WITH COLIN

Colin wanted a set of photos to commemorate his coming of age by, and thus the slipping on of the tux, though rare as an attire in Heartpatrick's lineup, is all but appropriate, especially so when set against the chic modern setting of the St Mary Residences.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2015

PEOPLE 122:
CHRIS WU IN 游肉场

The search for that perfect gym for a long-pending shoot finally ended with the discovery of The War3house, this rough and tough outlet built out of a former warehouse in Subang Jaya. And there won't be any better model to grace this charming backdrop other than the super committed Chris Wu himself.

Special thanks to the friendly folks behind The War3house for the permission to use this venue.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2015

PEOPLE 115:
WESLEY AND IVY
PREGNANCY & FAMILY PORTRAIT

HeartAbode v3.0 has not seen as much tickling and giggling as this fun-filled morning in March 2015.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2014

PEOPLE 109:
CARMEN SARAH CHUNG IN "MEMORIES"

Here's a collab with gospel singer Carmen Sarah Chung for her second gospel music album, slated for release this Oct. My possibly sixth portrait album in the charming labyrinthine landscape of Centrio, and I'm still finding angles and spots that I have not explored. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2014

PEOPLE 106:
NINE

Nine sounds like the number of pax in a group portrait project that is bordering on havoc but this gang works like a charm with the kind of chemistry only life-lo ng besties could identify with. I could do this again any day! :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2014

PEOPLE 102:
KEIRON NG IN
"一粒灯 一张凳"

Finally, after shooting for almost a decade, I've got my first official set of studio lighting, and I couldn't understand now what took me so long. So here's a set done with that single light source.

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2014

PEOPLE 98:
JUSTIN WONG IN
"INDUSTRIAL"

And so, a proper portrait shoot against the freshly renovated interiors of HeartAbode v3.0 is born, in this second collaboration with Justin Wong.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2013

PEOPLE 96:
BRIAN LIM IN
"有点黄"

Construction sites that are safe for photography are hard to come by. What better opportunity than during the renovation phase of HeartAbode v3.0 in Centrio Pantai Hillpark?

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2013

PEOPLE 90:
HYCARL IN
"THE INDELIBLE WHIPPED CREAM"

The indelible whipped cream is an experience of its own, its penetrating effect beyond imagination, and the resistance against too painful to bear. Yet against the gradual onslaught of sweet ecstasy, the mental facility fought hard with the last inch of its energy, and there lies a streak of hope for recovery, recovery from the experience that is the indelible whipped cream.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2012

PEOPLE 87:
LAWRENCE IN
"STUDIO 87"

Finally had the chance to exercise my fullframe gears on some bedroom shots that otherwise are already done to death by now.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2012

PEOPLE 86:
JASON LIM IN
"WALK IN THE PARK"

t's been awhile since I last shot at the KLCC park. It's got a few good spots amidst the maddening crowd and the nosy park guards whose only duty is to shoo people off the fenced up patches. And oh! This is my first assignment with the 35,, f1.4L baby. How not to fall in love with it?

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2011

PEOPLE 71:
DASH!

It seems my decade-long experience with cameras is grossly insufficient when faced with a package of hyperactivity, cuteness, geram'ness and joy that is Dash. Was struggling between getting the right settings to handle this bundle of fun and just throwing my gears away to playyy! OMG it's so darn hard to get a good shot! hahahaha. I definitely need more time, and opportunity to date this darling again.

And by now you would have realised that Dash is really a Jack Russells, though he is as cute and as human as any kid out there, or maybe even more, thus the inclusion of him into my People series.

Special thanks to Marcus for graciously bringing his lovely Jack Russell to the grounds of KLPac for this series of test shot. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2011

PEOPLE 68:
NEWBORN PORTRAIT
"THREE"

After having shot 67 grown-up (or semi grown-up) official models, Hearpatrick finally got to point his lenses at a newborn darling! The little one takes no order to pose, makes faces and expressions as he pleases and takes breaks as he feels appropriate, but the two-hour sessions was filled with quiet little oohs and aahs that made this shoot undeniably the most heart-warming one for as far as I remember. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2011

PEOPLE 66:
ADAM AND ERIKA IN
"TWOANDAHALF"

Thank goodness for the 'fan mail' from Erika, for I've been waiting for my first official pregnancy portrait for quite awhile now. Didn't take me long to seal the deal, along with the rights to document Giles Junior's first few weeks out in this world. :)

And finally the weather gave in to my cries for a strong morning sun. A beautiful day, and a lovely couple that took just ten minutes to warm up to the lens, what more could I have asked for.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2011

PEOPLE 63:
CHARLIE

Shot at the Saffron, People 63 is technically my second pool-themed shoot, and the first one out of the Tamarind poolside zone, which, admittedly, has already been shot to death indeed. Special thanks to my friendly neighbour, Jack Lua, on the arrangement for the shoot permission, and of course to the model himself for enduring the throngs of mosquitos at the ground-floor bamboo forest area. :P

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2011

PEOPLE 60:
CELESTINE TAN IN
"四楼"

The rediscovery of Razak Mansion was an pleasant accident. This quaint little township of apartment units built in a square centered with a large open field is quite one of its kind. They just don't build neighbourhoods this way anymore.

And what better way to celebrate its charms than to bring a model here for a portrait session - my first shoot for the new year. :)

Dressed in a few of his favourite attire, and peppered with hints of retro styling, Celestine brings with him the eagerness of a first-timer, and some luck to tease the sun out, and the ice-cream man too. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2010

PEOPLE 56:
VIVIEN IN
"阳光五十六"

September has indeed been pretty productive so far, with the publishing of my third album this month, with another extension of my female portrait series. Has the vicious cycle on male portraits been broken? I dunno, but it's indeed a refreshing experience shooting Vivien again after our very successful collaboration a year ago. She's just as natural in front of the camera, a breeze to capture indeed, and a sunny day just will never go wrong. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2010

PEOPLE 53:
ZAID IN
"SUNSHINE HILL"

My first portrait album from Singapore, how can it not be done at Ann Siang Hill? This interest collection of chic F&B outlets, boutique offices, and quaint souvenir shops is so easy to fall in love with.

Despite having scheduled this shoot right in the middle of a drizzling week, Zaid brings with him a certain cheerfulness that clears even the moodiest of weather, and so we were blessed with plenty of sunshine, hence the name of this album. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2010

PEOPLE 50:
IAN CHUNG IN
"熊先生的单身事件"

Feels like yesterday when I picked up the camera to shoot my first portrait. I know I have always been driven by the need to remember beautiful things, it felt good to be given the tool and the eye to do exactly that. It's so addictive that right from People number 1, I know I have discovered a new life-long passion.

But I would never have guessed that I could have covered 50 models in just three years. It's been three full years of fun, of sharing, of excitement from having touched alot of lives out there, and of a resulting much bigger social circle than what I started off with.

People 50 is a commissioned shoot for Ian, doing a theme that, in my own much-used words - have been shot to death. But nevertheless it's a revisit of the theme that has accompanied me in these three fulfilling years, and I felt happy that it still feels great to be doing this. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2009

PEOPLE 42:
DAVID LOW

Another fresh venture back into studio photography, after almost a year of absence from this rather challenging theme due to the lack of proper equipment. Well, dusted the folded piece of self-made backdrop and took out all my Ikea lightings from the storeroom, and yes! I'm back in action. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2009

PEOPLE 39:
SEE YEE FAMILY PORTRAIT

After more than ten years of loosing touch, See Yee and I reconnected again today, thanks to facebook, for a portrait shoot for her family. Ah Boy was irresistably cute and notti - the perfect formula for a fun shoot. Great job raising a darling. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2009

PEOPLE 36:
VIVIEN LIM IN
"漫游十点钟"

The first album to be published in August 2009 is also *finally* my first female portrait album in a very very long time! Haha, after being fed all the persistent questions of why most of my models are strictly male, I now have the answer halleluyah.

Further to the very successful collaboration the week before during her graduation portrait, I had the honour of shooting Vivien again in this fun outdoor portrait through the streets of Bukit Bintang and Imbi. Sporting a youthful, carefree yet often times sultry looks, Vivien is indeed a breeze to shoot. :)

"Every angle also nice one." :P

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2009

PEOPLE 33:
ENSON LOH IN
"REVISION DAY"

Does studying for exams still give you the shivers? Come relive the tormenting and bitter-sweet moments with Enson in this themed shoot. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2009

PEOPLE 32:
KIAN CHER IN
"THE UMBRELLA MONOLOGUES"

So I said that I'm gonna finally do a sunny sporty theme this time, but I let my dark side took over again, and here comes another moody melodramatic theme shoot. It was an unbearably hot morning in KLPac but we managed to pull through 2 hours of shoot (before the guards came over) hehe.

Anyway, on the art direction - this shoot details the mental journey of a guy trapped in his obsession with a red umbrella (featured prominently throughout this shoot) - the personification of which is evident in his monologues.

Well I hope you read Chinese. ;)

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2008

PEOPLE 24:
KEVIN

The commissioned shoot for Kevin was done in Piccolo Hotel, KL's latest boutique hotel situated right at the heart of Bukit Bintang. Piccolo's management was kind enough to allow us to use the suite and the lobby area for the shoot.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2008

PEOPLE 22:
ZARIM

Here's a little collection of photos shot against the dreamy dimly-lit setting of the Tamarind bedroom.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2008

PEOPLE 23:
BRIAN

Another small collection of sensual bedroom portrait, this time with a strict sepia tone, for Brian.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2008

PEOPLE 19:
VINCENT IN
"文先生的颓废日子"

Here's a slightly more artsy lifestyle album that has a tighter conceptual feel incorporating unconventional poses, use of props and more generous colour processing, to paint a graphical stage that compliments the lyrical premise of a love number from one of my favourite artist - Tanya Chua.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2008

PEOPLE 16:
GUOO JINN IN
"THE MISADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN"

Shot against the quaint setting of the old neighbourhood of Sentul and Jalan Ipoh area comes this fun-filled, care-free album. Model number 16 is my unsuspecting colleague Guoo Jin. Haha. Well at least now he can't complaint of not having any photos for his facebook anymore I guess. :P

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2008

PEOPLE 13:
ANGELINE

March 2008 seems like a very productive month for me. The Angeline album becomes the forth one to go live this month alone, and is my first official female subject! However, the number of photos sees a stark decrease compared to my other albums as I have imposed a more stringent quality control to cut down on photos with similar poses.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2008

PEOPLE 11:
JOSEPH

Just published is my first public portrait album shot at the better studio setup at my place.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2008

PEOPLE 08:
LECONTE

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2009

PEOPLE 27:
MATT CHAN IN
ODDDAY MARKETING

Finally, the chance to showcase the wonderfully grimy, rat infested territory that is Sentul Wet Market, using predominantly harsh flash in this experimental, fulfilling and absolutely fun shoot for Matt Chan.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2008

PEOPLE 25:
JOEL IN
RUBBLE AND MUSCLE

Shot sneakily in the abandoned Sri Terengganu flats in Sentul on a Saturday morning, imagine the combination of rubbles and muscles, blessed with alot of sunlight. Thanks to Joel for being such a sport. And hey, a toast to my first venture into artistic nude! :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2008

PEOPLE 12:
SK CHIA IN "GOOD MORNING NISHIKI"

The second album published in April 2008 is inspired by the quiet celebration of the intriguing private moments on a peaceful Sunday morning, shot primarily with soft natural light filtering through the venetian blinds.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2007

PEOPLE 02:
KC AT VIVOCITY, SINGAPORE

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2007

PEOPLE 03:
RYAN AT THE TAMARIND

 

 

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PORTRAITS • AUG 2016

PEOPLE 145:
DIANA SABLICOVA IN
"DIANA"

Collaboration with Message Boutique on their Autumn/Winter collection. Centrio has been the backdrop of way too many of my portraits but it's not everyday that I get to experience it in the presence of a sweet 16yo frolicking in its maze garden and hanging bridges.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2016

PEOPLE 139 -
MEMORY IN BLACK

Memories, this fluid cacophony of emotions and experiences, they stick like faded paint on an old hotel's wall, never quite there but never gone. Best relived in black and white, we don't need colors to prove how pretty our little fleeting moment in this world has been.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2016

PEOPLE 137 -
RYNE CHEOW IN
BOY FROM KAM LENG

The yesteryear lives on in Kam Leng, its walls telling stories of which characters have long passed, and the nostalgic air lingers.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2016

PEOPLE 136 -
WILLIE CHAN IN
ME AGAINST ROCHOR

On a quiet Thursday morning, I took a walk at the charming Rochor Center, this colorful set of HDB flats on its last few months of existence. The imminent demolition is slated for Sep 2016, bringing with it almost four decades of memory.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2016

PEOPLE 133 -
CHRIS WU IN 快乐公寓

My first portrait project of the year brought us to this charming set of apartment blocks in Seksyen 17 PJ, called Happy Apartments, where the oldschool vibe of urban heritage still linger in the air.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2015

PEOPLE 128:
ERIKA GILES IN
ERIKA'S EDEN

Fresh from the Lake Gardens this morning, and just a few weeks away from the second bundle of joy, Erika the bubbly mummy is back for a fresh set of pregnancy portrait.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2015

PEOPLE 127:
LEE SIN IN
"FISH & MRS."

My love for Taman Bukit Pantai, or the fishy neighbourhood as I affectionately call it, started many years ago with the discovery of Baba Low and Sekeping Tenggiri. It's not easy to be hip with streets that are named after fishes, but when you have houses that are rebuilt with a strong sense of artsy progressive architecture style yet still marvellously staying true to its vintage roots, you get a really promising neighbourhood that continues to excite at every turn.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2015

PEOPLE 124:
RUDOLF CEZAR IN
"RUDOLF'S RAMBLING"

During my research in Instagram of exciting things to do in New York, I chanced upon Rudolf's profile and so my first portrait shoot over at this exciting, new playground was arranged. Naturally, the backdrop features one the top destination in my off-the-tourist-map spots list - this really cool underground metro station on 9th street. And we also threw in a visit to the High Line Park to take advantage of a sunny summer afternoon.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2015

PEOPLE 116:
VOON KHONG IN
"MONOLOGUE"

Monologue is a celebration of the clean space minimalist movement that somehow has escaped me until now. Got a studio rented for this high-key studio shoot, quite a rare effort in my line-up of the People series, but I'm truly happy that for once I'm making baby steps forward to recreate some new mood and composition styles as a departure from the earlier work that is frankly beginning to smell a little stale.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2014

PEOPLE 112:
FAMILY

The foray into family portraits speeds up as I continue to charm families with the beautiful resort-like environment of HeartAbode v3 at Centrio Pantai Hillpark.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2014

PEOPLE 111:
NITHID IN
"ORIENTAL CAFE"

A coincidental acquaintance with Mr Chueamueangphan brought us People 111, an adhoc shoot with no lengthy discussion on art direction or attire selection.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2014

PEOPLE 105:
TAYT HOH IN
"裸粿"

The only lines between gluttony and lust are those formed by the gentle curves of a human body. Welcome to the next installment of Heartpatrick's food fetish theme, now featuring a local item common to the Malaysian's rich tapestry of food culture.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2014

PEOPLE 103:
KEMPES CHEW IN
"MR HERITAGE"

The pleasant nostalgic warmth of The Majestic Hotel demands no less than an executive look of which Kempes pulled off effortlessly. Been awhile since I dress my model this way, but it's always refreshing to redo a set that is simple and clean.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2014

PEOPLE 99:
VIVIEN LIM IN
"阳光九十九"

Never thought that this day will come, but it looks like I'm finally staring at the end of my double-digit running number for my people series. 

Can't help but retrace the journey so far, those wonderful models that I've met along the way, these are the beautiful people to whom I owe the deepest gratitude for giving me the opportunity to grow and to experiment.

I guess I have always ponder what the future may bring, but regardless, the past seven years has been one hell of a joyride. 

Thank you all for your love and support. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2013

PEOPLE 97:
TAYT HOH IN
"光学"

What started as a practise session for an upcoming studio shoot has churned out results more interesting then what I have expected, so here goes. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2013

PEOPLE 93:
TAYT HOH IN
"回忆沉溺"

Technically one of the most challenging shoot for me so far, yet every bit as fulfilling, here's my second attempt at the underwater theme. While the first shoot with Priscilla was done in bright mid noon utilising direct sunlight filtering through the surface of the water, this one was done after dark and depended solely on the underwater spotlights on both sides of the pool.

The weak lighting resulted in me boosting ISO to 8000, and reducing exposure by quite a few stops, yet shutter speeds remain slow and the number of blurred shots outnumbered the clear ones.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2013

PEOPLE 91:
PRISCILLA WONG IN
"中午"

Apparently one of the harshest time of the day for a shoot but there really is no stopping anyone from making a hot bright mid noon work, as long as you set your heart to it. The world would definitely be a rather boring place is shots are only done during the golden hours.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2012

PEOPLE 84:
HEARTPATRICK & JIRIC IN
"剧院对话"

The lobby of Lai Chun Yuen is charming enough to deserve a portrait shoot of its own, and on a quiet post-dinner weekend evening, a camwhore session can be surprisingly productive when in the right company. Thanks Jiric for this lovely shot, and please look out for your own too! :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2012

PEOPLE 80:
BRYAN JOHN PAULOSE IN "MID.NOON"

There was a time when the only portrait shoots I did were those done in the convenience of my humble abode, so much so that my buddies said they will puke if I ever publish another album shot at the Tamarind. Well, the last published album done here was in Dec 2010, so with our relatively short attentive span given all the distractions that is facebook, I'm sure it's a safe time now to sneak in another one, no? I promise I will try to get some fresh perspectives. And for sure a fresh model, at the very least.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2012

PEOPLE 76:
KEVIN GAN IN
"THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY"

Mr Kevin Gan, ahh where do i start? Well maybe at our first collaboration together, as People 30, way back in March 2009. That's a good three years ago indeed. And i don't think many people will even realise that it's the same guy. The premise of this theme took inspiration from Katy Perry's song, about life's various regrets, particularly in the love department, and how these regrets manifest themselves into material things, like erm.. six packs. Heartpatrick presents the improved Mr Kevin Gan.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2011

PEOPLE 73:
JONATHAN TAN IN
"SLEEPLESS"

From a recent trip to Singapore come this set of pictures that are a quiet recollection of the solitary moments spent away from home in a cold, yet strangely cosy hotel room.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2011

PEOPLE 70:
RETAIL THERAPY

Here are some shots from a recent co-photographying session for my photokaki Gene Kok. Three ladies out on a full day of retail therapy, that's energy too fun not to publish. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2011

PEOPLE 67:
小如

My second collaboration with stylist Doris was a much-awaited event because I had fond memories of her attention to details, and the lovely accessories that she was able to cook up for the models. Done in about six hours or so, in the company of two fun videographers and my supportive photography kaki, this shoot saw us sweeping through the lobbies and corridors of Pullman Resort in search of the perfect spot to place model, dressed up as the hopeful bride who is out on a not-so-sunny day for a taste of love.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2011

PEOPLE 64:
WENG

This commissioned shoot for Weng brought me all the way to Singapore, back to the very gorgeous Henderson Waves structure of which my original visit was love-at-first-sight. And so I finally completed my year-long dream of doing a portrait shoot here.

Done on a sunny, windy, Saturday morning, the weather could not be better, but nevertheless I guess I could have chosen a weekday instead, as it was an absolute nightmare trying to cut off from my shots the throngs of joggers and visitors who had come to admire this little wonder.

And erm, please excuse the japanese characters. These are mainly used for illustration purposes. :P

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2011

PEOPLE 61:
ALVIN CHONG IN
"A PIECE OF TENGGIRI"

The commissioned shoot for Alvin came about when I was hopelessly in love with Sek San's work of art, and so the decision to head to Sekeping Tenggiri was sealed. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood within Bangsar, this quaint little abode could not feel anymore out of town, though hints of tall skyscapers peeping out from within shady trees and scrubs did remind me that we're still very much in the heart of the city.

Something needs to be done about the mosquitors though. That should save me some time photoshopping out the unsightly bites all over the client. :P

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2010

PEOPLE 59:
WESLEY YAP IN
"黑沙发白烟花"

Another attempt at the unfamiliar realms of studio photography, and my second collab with Wesley Yap.

Thanks Wesley for going back to basics in your birthday suit on your birthday itself haha, and for reliving your days as a heavy smoker. Two cigars (which ran out faster than I could shoot) and 5 sticks of saat shouldn't be sufficient for a relapse of this bad habit i hope? I'll pray for you. :P

Special thanks to Mum for heading out to get us the cigs and lighter during setup and then for obediently staying in your bedroom after that (as usual) and also for playing it cool when Wesley accidentally flashed at you when running to the washroom. Muaks.

STUDIO GEARS: * Speedlite on stand as single lightsource, umbrella as modifier.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2010

PEOPLE 55:
FABLE FAWG IN
"A SERIES OF DISTURBING EVENTS"

What do you get when you introduce an unoccupied townhouse to a mental patient with MPD (multiple-personality disorder)? Well you get get a whole afternoon of wicked role-play, showing us bits and pieces of his antics in the process, and perhaps also revealing the thing that triggered it, this series of disturbing events.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2010

PEOPLE 52:
SUNNY CHEONG IN
"游干水"

What do you get when you take an outdoor activity and put it completely out of context? This album is about creating the contrast between the model and his surrounding, and I'm glad to have Sunny graced the shots.

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2010

PEOPLE 49:
RENEE NG IN
"FRAMED"

Finally, another female model again, haha, the third in heartpatrick's portrait lineup, to be exact. Renee's theme is a rather gothic twist to the classic girl-in-the-park setting that has been shot to death since time immemorial. And what better way to compliment the black dress, black frame and dark eye circles than a full black&white treatment, a first for my portraits.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2010

PEOPLE 47:
KENNETH LIEW

Some quick shots from a 15-min session with Kenneth-thick-brow-Liew.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2009

PEOPLE 43:
ERIC LIM IN
"夹夹夹 PEGS PEGS PEGS"

Shot in slightly under two hours on Christmas Day is a dark moody theme done at the quaint central courtyard layout of Union Flats, Sentul. Special thanks to Eric Lim for being such a sport, takes alot of courage indeed to stick his body into various dirt-infested corners of his rented place.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2009

PEOPLE 41:
GENE KOK IN
"SUNLIGHT"

And so, sunlight comes pouring back into the works of heartpatrick (not without a hint of overcast though), in this short and sweet hour-long shoot for People 41.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2009

PEOPLE 38:
JUSTIN WONG IN
"思奔"

Shot back to back at Tamarind on a drizzling Saturday morning, here comes an odd combination of two very different techniques, connected by a common theme that tells the struggles to rid one of unpleasant memories.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2009

PEOPLE 35:
VIVIEN AND MERVIN IN
"当我们同在一起"

Here comes an artsy graduation portrait album, indeed another first for Heartpatrick Photography! I'm lucky to have covered this very interesting shoot during the TAR College convocation.

I absolutely enjoyed myself shooting the cheerful couple at the various spots around the college compound, from the rather messy tutorial rooms, to the stairways and the charmingly aged canteen. Their last journey as students in this little world where they have called home for the past few years of their lives - I'm happy to have accompanied them. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2009

PEOPLE 31:
THOMAS TEE IN
有人喜欢白

Thomas showed up at the Palace of Justice, Putrajaya, in a spotless white shirt with matching light grey pants, and the theme for the shoot was immediately set. Had a fun time shooting him at the few locations around there. Also decided to head to Pullman Lakeside Putrajaya to check out the place, and oh gosh, what a lovely spot for more portrait shoots! You absolutely need to check the resort out, especially the Lotus lobby.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2008

PEOPLE 20:
PHANG

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2008

PEOPLE 17:
EDISON WOO SET 1 & 2

Model number 17 arrived in a graphic tee and bermudas and no change of wardrobe, but we still managed a short and sweet shoot. Definitely needing a follow-up session.

*Updated: Just published is now Set 2 from a follow-up session with Edison, done with a slightly different theme and colour processing as compared to Set 1.

 

 

PORTRAITS • FEB 2008

PEOPLE 09:
NICOLE AND FAY IN "SUNGAI WANG GIRLS"

Most probably the most experimental theme to date, and I'm not supposed to tell more than that.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2007

PEOPLE 01:
ALVIN AT THE TAMARIND