PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

 

SPACES • 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.

 

 

 


TRAVEL • MAY 2015

CROSSROADS:
THE MINIMALIST COLLECTION (TURKEY)

The minimalist movement has taken over Instagram by storm. A huge group of ardent believers are dedicating their effort to producing sets after sets of clean, uncluttered, almost OCD-like images that celebrates the simplicity of life around us.

This is a movement that I have just recently picked up myself, and while Turkey, with its cacophony of mess, is most certainly not the best place to start, it was nevertheless a fun experience attempting to intepret my surrounding in a whole new way.

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE • MAY 2015

PEOPLE 119:
WALLACE IN "一杯茶的时间"

Many things can happen over a cup of tea.

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE • APR 2015

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 reached the final objective of, yes, 100 satisfactory published selfie shots.

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL • APR 2015

BANGKOK TWELVE

My twelfth trip to the city of angels, and I'm not sure why I'm still counting anymore. The agenda has seen some much-needed refresh, with the last few being the need to check out the latest list of hipster cafes in town.

 

 

 

family prenatal pregnancy portrait

 

PEOPLE • MAR 2015

PEOPLE 115:
WESLEY AND IVY PREGNANCY AND FAMILY PORTRAIT

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

 

 

 

siem reap phnom penh travel photojournalism street photography

 

TRAVEL • DEC 2014

GODS AND MONSTERS (CAMBODIA: SIEM REAP, PHNOM PENH)

The grandeur that is the Angkor Architectural park, spanning a few hundreds of square kilometers, is perhaps only matched in scale by the brutality of the Khmer Rouge genocide in the late 1970's that wiped out one fourth of the country's population. And thus the perfect contrast of Cambodia's rich history is presented.

 

 

 

utrecht holland netherland travel photojournalism street photography

 

TRAVEL • NOV 2014

HOHOHOLLAND (THE NETHERLANDS: GOUDA, UTRECHT)

A little sneak peek into the atmospheric christmas season over in this part of the world.

 

 

 

male asian portrait

 

PEOPLE • NOV 2014

PEOPLE 111:
NITHID IN ORIENTAL CAFE

A coincidental acquaintance with Mr Chueamueangphan brought us People 111.

 

 

 

urban heritage penang georgetown street photography

 

HERITAGE • SEP 2014

GOOD MORNING MR GEORGE (PENANG: GEORGETOWN)

And the infatuation continues.

 

 

 

male portrait asian

 

PEOPLE • AUG 2014

PEOPLE 107: GENE

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

 

 

 

bangkok cafe travel photojournalism travelogue

 

TRAVEL • JUL 2014

HEAVEN ELEVEN (THAILAND: BANGKOK)

My eleventh trip to Bangkok, but who really is counting? Yet I have found another slice of the city life to experience, this time in the form of chic hostels and artsy cafes. And so the pull of the city of angels continues.

 

 

 

heartifacts furniture vintage heritage

 

HEARTIFACTS • JUN 2014

WHEN HEARTPATRICK
DOES FURNITURES

Heartpatrick proudly launches Heartifacts, a product line-up of handmade, heartfelt industrial vintage furniture pieces that are destined to be the centerpiece of any matching interiors.

 

 

 

aesop store bangsar village interior photography

 

SPACES • JUN 2014

NEW AESOP FLAGSHIP STORE, BANGSAR VILLAGE 2

 

 

 

kid children portrait

 

PEOPLE • MAY 2014

PEOPLE 104: HAARIKA

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

 

 

 

saigon ho chi minh travel photojournalim street photography

 

TRAVEL• MAY 2014

SAIGON SERENADE
(VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH)

I wasn't sure when exactly Saigon joined this whole industrial vintage cafe rush but it couldn't have been more than 3 years ago when I last left the city feeling accomplished for having spent a quiet afternoon being seen in Highlands Coffee. With its abundance of old buildings and vintage ware (some still in use), I suppose it is not hard at all to get something going, and I'm certainly delighted to have found a string of charming cafes dotting the entire District 1 area.

 

 

 

kid children photography

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

jack russells dog puppy portrait

 

OTHERS • MAR 2014

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. :">

 

 

 

kolkata bodhgaya varanasi india travel photojournalism

 

TRAVEL • DEC 2013

GODS & GHATS:
PORTRAIT EDITION

 

 

 

kathmandu nepal travel photojournalim street photography

 

TRAVEL • NOV 2013

马山下
(NEPAL: KATHMANDU)

A census from year 2011 puts the number of Nepalese workers in Malaysia at 400000, yet many times this quiet, unassuming group of labourers and general workers in the service industry remains but just some nameless faces, a mere backdrop in our bustling urban life.

In this journey deep into the homeland of our Nepalese friends, we stayed away from the beaten tracks of the usual tourists and ventured into the local neighbourhoods instead to experience the street scenes, uncovering a group of warm and friendly folks, who, just like us, have dreams and aspirations, and with loved ones who too left the country in pursue of a better future.

The next time you come in contact with a Nepalese, try a local greeting that is close to his heart. While that may not necessarily nurse his aching longing for home, at least you have reminded him of the purpose of his hard work here.

Namaste! :">

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDDINGS • JUL 2015

ALEX AND DYI YEE IN
THE MALACCAN

So three years have passed since my last prewedding assignment in Melaka and this pretty happy couple is all it takes to reignite another round of passionate recollection of my beloved heritage town as we brave our way through the throngs of weekend crowd from the Stadthuys to Riverwalk to Jonker.

 

 

 

 

URBAN HERITAGE • JUL 2015

JONKERJOY SET 2, MALACCA/ MELAKA

As the fading trades lose in limelight to new hipster cafes, chic homestays and other artsy establishments, the revival of the Jonker neighbourhood marches on as I start a second set on one of my favourite Malaysian cities.

 

 

 

 

SPACES • JUN 2015

STUBBORN JOE CAFE, DATARAN PRIMA

Having established himself well in the interior design space for commercial projects, Joe certainly got a head start in his first foray into the f&b industry. Stubborn Joe's interior is a marriage of the aesthetics of vintage materials and furniture items, and the functionality of a well-designed space.

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL • MAY 2015

CROSSROADS
(TURKEY)

Turkey sets me off at a part of the world that is until now been alien to me. While I'm used to identifying a travel experience based on the association to very distinct cultural elements of a country, here's one place that can be pretty confusing when it comes to that.

Sights of women dressed in black abayas are common amongst their modern counterparts sporting the latest European fashion trends. Echoes of prayers from nearby mosques chime in to the latest Western pop culture-influenced music from bars and trendy cafes in town. Our intepretation of Turkey seems to take on different sides as we traverse from one street to the next, and from one neighbourhood to the others.

This charming crossroad of the East and the West, our journey has just begun.

 

 

 

 

SPACES • APR 2015

ROCKET COFFEE BAR S49

In between admiring the handsome copper piping pendant structure looming above you and admiring the beautiful brunch presentation, I'm finally unsure of which one to give more attention to. Rocket Coffee Bar is this bright, airy, and modern space that makes every Instagrammer's dream come true.

 

 

 

nude male artistic portrait joseph ma fitness model

 

PEOPLE • 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 tumblr users. It helps too that I've got Joseph as the model to reboot this style, a super accommodative and sporting model that every photographer would have no trouble working with.

 

 

 

male nude underwear portrait

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

indian wedding temple ceremony portrait

 

WEDDINGS • DEC 2014

ARAVIN AND HEMA

Been awhile since my last full-fledged traditional Indian wedding, complete with all the elaborate traditional custom and practises in the Sri Sakthi Easwari Indian temple in Petaling Jaya, so am truly excited to be covering this beautiful day for my client

 

 

 

krakow poland travel photojournalim street photography

 

TRAVEL • NOV 2014

CRACKING KRAKOW (POLAND: KRAKOW)

The eastern block of Europe has until now remained as this forgotten, faraway place that I have continuously put at the end of my long list of to-explore priorities, with Asian cities dominating most of it, but a recent work assignment brought me right to the heart of it.

And so the sights of glitzy modern Europe give way to a scene that exudes this special kind of modest old-school charm that borders on neglect and dilapidation. Somehow the careless graffiti, cracked pavements and rattling trams form the perfect compliment to the rich history of the city. It's the kinda beauty that you tend to appreciate more after having spent time rubbing through the smut.

 

 

 

heritage couple asian portrait

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

carmen sarah chung portrait

 

PEOPLE • SEP 2014

PEOPLE 109: CARMEN SARAH CHUNG IN MEMORIES

Collab for 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. :">

 

 

 

pilates studio

 

SPACES • AUG 2014

DISCOVERY PILATES STUDIO

Pilates on a sweet, sun-kissed morning in the quiet enclave of the Embassy Row in Jalan Ampang. This recently opened studio seems right on track.

 

 

 

singapore travel photojournalism travel photography

 

TRAVEL • JUL 2014

SINGAPORE

Tying together a few loose ends of places that I've always wanted to explore.

 

 

 

wedding portrait flutes singapore national museum

 

WEDDINGS • JUL 2014

RICHARD AND VIVIEN IN FLUTES NATIOANL MUSEUM SINGAPORE

Cut short my Bangkok trip to fly in to Singapore to cover this luncheon wedding reception for a small group of well-wishers who came together at Flutes at the National Museum, for the wedding reception of Richard and Vivien. But It was all worth it to be in the embrace of happy people whose memories of the blessed day will be forever sealed thank to this coverage.

 

 

 

urban heritage jalan othman market

 

HERITAGE • JUN 2014

PASAR BESAR JALAN OTHMAN, PJ OLDTOWN

This marvellously muhibbah market is the perfect place for beginners to practise their street photography skills.

 

 

 

asian male creative portrait the majestic kuala lumpur

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

asian male portrait

 

PEOPLE • MAR 2014

PEOPLE 102:
KEIRON 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.

 

 

 

asian female portrait

 

PEOPLE • 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. :">

 

 

 

asian male portrait

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

asian male nude creative portrait

 

PEOPLE • 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. :">

 

 

 

kolkata bodhgaya varanasi india travel photojournalism

 

TRAVEL • DEC 2013

GODS & GHATS (INDIA: KOLKATA/ BODHGAYA/ VARANASI)

The grand trip of the year brings us back to the embrace of India where we embarked on a spiritual trip to the heart of Mother Ganga. In between navigating around generous lumps of cow dungs and the throngs of eager pilgrims and other locals alike, enlightenment is perhaps a blink of an eye away. Life begins and ends at the gentle sloping ghats along the banks.

 

 

 

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PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

 

SPACES • JUN 2015

MILLIGRAM CAFE AND EATERY, TAMAN MAYANG JAYA

Clean and minimalist is this sun-kissed space that works marvellously for any OCD instagrammers and incidentally serves great matcha latte and aglio olio pasta too!

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL • MAY 2015

CROSSROADS:
THE IPHONE EDITION (TURKEY)

As the camera and image quality of photos shot on smartphones improve over the years, I'm finding more and more occasions during my trips where I have reached out for my phone for those photogenic moments rather than my SLR. And what a waste it would be to just have the shots be kept in the camera roll of my phone instead of in my portfolio. So here goes. :">

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE • 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. .

 

 

 

interior design project industrial vintage

 

HEARTIFACTS • MAR 2015

HEARTIFACTS INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT: HEARTABODE V3 BEFORE AND AFTER

As the dust settles on the renovation work, here's a collection of photos showcasing the transformation of the HeartAbode space from the standard modern look into the vintage industrial space that is now used as the backdrop for many of the recent portrait shoots done here.

 

 

 

family portrait

 

PEOPLE • DEC 2014

FAMILY

Once in awhile, a family portrait assignment comes along to break the monotony and to remind me that girls and their thing for flowers are built right into their DNA.

 

 

 

feeka cafe coffee jalan mesui

 

SPACES • NOV 2014

MESUI NUMBER 19: FEEKA CAFE

The collaboration with the team behind Butter and Beans continues with their latest venture - Feeka along the charming Jalan Mesui.

 

 

 

kyoto nara osaka mt fuji japan travel photojournalism

 

TRAVEL • OCT 2014

MEMOIRS (JAPAN: KYOTO, NARA, OSAKA, MT FUJI)

The exploration of the matcha country continues with Kansai region.

 

 

 

wedding prewedding portrait georgetown penang macalister mansion

 

WEDDINGS • SEP 2014

BEN AND KAREN IN MACALISTER MANSION, PENANG

Sweet and emotionally-charged, this set of memories are peppered with laughters and sobs of joy that will be cherished for many decades to come. Conducted entirely within the charming compound of the beautiful Macalister Mansion in Penang.

 

 

 

male portrait dark theme

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

friendly female portrait in centrio

 

PEOPLE • 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! :">

 

 

 

georgetown penang urban heritage photojournalism street photography

 

HERITAGE • JUN 2014

GOOD MORNING MR GEORGE 2014
(PENANG: GEORGETOWN)

I'm increasingly interested to consider this charming town as the place to retire in. :">

 

 

 

asian male nude creative portrait nyonya kuih

 

PEOPLE • 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.

 

 

 

ipoh waller court perak urban heritage street photography

 

HERITAGE • JUN 2014

WALLER COURT
(PERAK, IPOH)

One of the most vivid experience of a recent short weekend getaway to Ipoh was the discovery of Waller Courts, a collection of low-cost flats built in the 1960s of which remaining residents are mostly a handful of senior folks still quietly going about their daily lives. If you have an old folk waiting for you somewhere, it's time to go home.

 

 

 

wedding portrait beach wedding in andaman langkawi malaysia

 

WEDDINGS • MAY 2014

JON AND CAMELIA IN
THE ANDAMAN, LANGKAWI

This album is special, not just because it's the first wedding album of the year 2014, but italso marks Heartpatrick's reboot into the wedding photography market after a well-deserved energising break, and what better way to kick this off than a full-fledged romantic and beautiful wedding on the beach in the charming setting of the Andaman, Langkawi.

 

 

 

aesop store lot 10 bukit bintang

 

SPACES • MAR 2014

AESOP NEW STORE OPENING, LOT 10 BUKIT BINTANG

 

 

 

heartifacts heartabode centrio pantai hillpark interior design

 

HEARTIFACTS • MAR 2014

HEARTABODE AT CENTRIO PANTAI HILLPARK

The search for the next playground for Heartpatrick took two years, but the pleasant discovery of this quaint little low-density and low-rise property at Centrio Pantai Hillpark is worth every single day of it.  It's been awhile since I last came across a place that excites me this much, and to be actually waking up to a place that I have spent one full year researching for, and three months renovating, surreal is an understatement.

 

 

 







 

TRAVEL • DEC 2013

GODS & GHATS VIDEO COMPILATION (INDIA: KOLKATA/ BODHGAYA/ VARANASI)

Varanasi has always been on the top of my to-do list for India, and I'm glad that I'm able to now check that off in the company of my beloved travel mates. I have also successfully kept the video-taking momentum going throughout most part of the trip to have enough footages to compile these short clips as a compliment to the album that will come next. :">