OTHERS • MAY 2017

SUPERSTAR CHEF
ANDRE CHIANG

Chef Andre Chiang was a hard man to catch, thus the experience of having him spent a few minutes plating a dish and then a few more for some posed shots gave me the rush not unlike my actual-day wedding engagements.

 

 

OTHERS • JAN 2016

MERCHANT'S LANE
@ JALAN PETALING

This brothel-turned-cafe has already inspired thousands of Instagram shots and is definitely in the running for KL's prettiest cafe. Loving how the ambience of the place is complimented by its oldschool setting, charmingly restored with a focus on preserving the heritage value of the shophouses that it's sitting in.

 

 

OTHERS • MAY 2013

THE TAMARIND WINDOWS: COLLECTION 2

It's been six sweet years at The Tamarind, and I still vividly remember my first visit to this unit, and how I couldn't take my eyes off the view from its windows that afternoon. This is a collection of snapshots made from the window these recent few years, views that have accompanied me through the ups and downs of life, of which memories will stay as vivid as they are in the photos.

 

 

SPACES • MAR 2013

HEARTPATRICK AT
CENTRIO AT PANTAI HILLPARK

The search for the next playground for Heartpatrick took two years, but the pleasant discovery of this quaint little low-rise property is worth every single day of it. It's been awhile since I came across a place that excites me this much, and I continue to be till today.

 

 

OTHERS • MAR 2013

HEARTPATRICK
INSTAGRAM COLLECTION: VOLUME 1

Having a full-size SLR and lenses hanging on the neck all the time is an idea entertained by only the most avid of photographers, and for the rest of us,we are happy enough to work within the fairly decent capabilities of the smartphones' built-in cameras. That is where Instagram comes in to fill the gap.

Here's a small collection of my most well-received Instagram postings since the day I joined this trigger-happy community.

 

 

OTHERS • MAY 2007

A TAMARIND DREAM

Snapshots showing the transformation of my dream home, from its humble beginning to what would subsequently become the backdrop of the many portrait shoots to come.

 

 

OTHERS • MAY 2008

GARDEN IN THE LAKES

Published on the first day of May 2008 is a short series of photos shoot during a lazy afternoon in Lake Gardens. I was dragged there by Mum, who insisted that I produce some colourful photos to grace the walls at the living area, apparently all the black and white stuff I have right now are bad for feng sui. :S

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS/ TRAVEL • JUN 2017

TVR: TRUE VINTAGE REVIVAL:
HANDCRAFTED VINTAGE EYEWEAR FROM JAPAN

It was the opportunity of a lifetime, a rare glimpse into the world of the eyewear craftsmen of Sabae, Japan. The collaboration with TVR afforded us access to a scattering of charming workshops spread across town, manned by dedicated workers whose routine has stayed the same for the last few decades, and whose machineries and tools are the epitome of Japanese's relentless obsession with perfection.

 

 

OTHERS • APR 2017

OLYMPUS EM10 MARK II
SHOWCASE:
ALBUM 4

The trusty camera continues to be this very convenient option for the casual occasions when my heavy fullframe gears prefer to stick at home for abit.

 

 

OTHERS • SEP 2016

OLYMPUS EM10 MARK II
SHOWCASE:
ALBUM 3

The adventure continues on the OMD as I find myself more likely to bring the baby out for casual outings than the clunky SLR.

 

 

OTHERS • JAN 2016

WHUPWHUP
@ SUBANG JAYA

As the last batch of the industrial yarn seals got shipped out of the building, coffee machines and hipster deco arrive in this reimagination of a former factory that once held three decades of manufacturing story. Claustrophobics can breath easy in over 10k sqft of creative space.

 

 

OTHERS • OCT 2015

A WEEKEND IN SEREMBAN

A short weekend getaway with a bunch of close friends is a sure way of energizing those jaded tired city routine. The lack of data networks means that we can finally leave our smartphones back in the room and have healthy wholesome interactions just like in the good old days.

 

 

OTHERS • JUL 2013

COPPELIA PLAY

Special thanks to Jade Wong for extending the invite to the full-dress rehearsal of this play at Istana Budaya to myself. Absolutely love the experience of being able to watch some superb performances up close, and the flexibility of being able to move around freely in an almost empty theatre to catch whichever angle and distance I fancy is simply liberating. :">

 

 

OTHERS • MAY 2009

THE KEYCHAIN SOCIETY

A special album, shot with loads of love, for a collection of absolutely adorable mini keychain dolls bought from my recent trip to Bangkok.

 

 

OTHERS • APR 2008

A SLICE OF TAMARIND SKY

Published early April 2008 is a consolidation of the shots taken from the window of my condo as we celebrate our first year here at the Tamarind, the perfect reminder of just how awestriken I was with the breath-taking views when I first stepped foot into this place.

 

 

OTHERS • JUN 2007

TAMARIND OUTDOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY • MAY 2017

LACQNA TIMEPIECES

Born in Malaysia and eager to take on the world is the handsome timepieces of Lacqna. These minimalist, timeless watches made for the perfect prop against the industrial vintage backdrop of HeartAbode and our various props from all over. Can't wait to move on with some lifestyle shots.

 

 

SPACES/ OTHERS • JUL 2016

OLYMPUS EM10 MARK II
SHOWCASE:
ALBUM 2

Entering my third month into the neckache-free mirrorless camera experience, I continue to gather more shots on this cool baby as the number of lenses in my gear line-up expanded courtesy of Olympus Malaysia. This collection of work gathers the casual shots done during those lazy afternoon visits to cafes around town.

 

 

OTHERS • MAR 2016

OLYMPUS EM10 MARK II
SHOWCASE:
ALBUM 1

My first month with the new mirrorless baby and this showcase of a series of random shots done on it is finally due. Am delighted by the results that I got so far, especially when shot on the m.zuiko prime lenses.

 

 

OTHERS • JUN 2016

SEKEPING SERAM

When imagination runs wild in a warehouse-themed retreat on a rainy weekend getaway with 11 of us, this is what we get - a spin-off horror theme portrait session to keep us awake at night.

 

 

OTHERS • FEB 2016

OMG OMD!
THE LOVE AFFAIR WITH
THE OLYMPUS OMD
EM-10 MARK II

And so I'm jumping onboard what seems like a very common progression among 'aging' photographers looking for some sort of relief from aching backs and necks from having lugged a few tons of full-frame photography equipment around for years. Heartpatrick is excited to venture into the strange but not-so-new world of mirrorless cameras, and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised by the features and image quality that this baby has thrown back at me after a few weeks of TLC.

 

 

OTHERS • JUN 2015

COOKING WITH JKLMN - ZESTY CHICKEN AND PUMPKIN WRAP

The collaboration with the freshly founded lifestyle group JKLMN yielded our first set of photos in this little food styling and cooking assignment, a great experience personally as I explore this fresh, exciting realm.

 

 

OTHERS • SEP 2015

A DAY WITH AUNT SUSIE

Without doing anything, Aunt Susie's decades old place in Ampang Jaya is in trend again. Those vintage furnitures and fixtures and flooring look like they're ready for some good old reminiscing times.

 

 

OTHERS • MAR 2014

HEARTPATRICK PUPPY PORTRAITS:可乐

Special thanks to Charles for entrusting Mum and I with his 4-month-old fur kid for a few days. We have enjoyed every single minute of the company of this sweet bundle of joy. Now the space below the spiral staircase where Ho Lok's puppy house was set up is now a permanent void, perhaps waiting to be filled up again by a more permanent new member of the family that we can finally call our own. :">

 

 

OTHERS • JUL 2013

HEARTPATRICK CHILDHOOD PICS: HEARTBABY

It's only now that I realise how lucky I have been to havea cousin brother who's an avid photographer back when I was growing up, otherwise I would not have ended up with a good set of pics that I can revisit again and again, and have fun with recreating, such as in this set.