All Would Envy Lookbook

Posted by | October 18, 2013 | Fashion, Travel | 6 Comments

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all would envy lookbook i

Model: Andrea Chong
Wardrobe: All Would Envy
Photographer: Amanda Wong
Equipment: 5DMII + 85mm f/1.2L
Flickr: all would envy lookbook i

After returning from Bangkok and Andrea from Tasmania in early August, we both headed abroad again, this time to collaborate with All Would Envy, The Tinsel Rack and Lollyrouge on their August lookbooks in Bali, Indonesia. This post will feature my shoot for the exclusive Dreachong x All Would Envy collection around the very beautiful villa we had the privilege to stay in for the night at Mahagiri Villas Sanur.

We experienced the most beautiful sunrise by the beach the next morning and everyone knows how much I love my golden light so I was clicking away non-stop! We also forged a wonderful sisterhood with Charlotte from All Would Envy (AWE) during this trip and now we’re kinda inseparable, haha. ;) I’m still in love with this set today, and I attribute our success to the great chemistry Drea & I share and how we constantly push ourselves to achieve more. We always try to bring new ideas to the table for my photography, her blog and the clients that we work with together. It’s been such a great journey and joy. For those who do look out for the photos I take on her blog, sadly you will not see them much anymore and I’ll explain why briefly below!

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Although I haven’t publicly announced this yet, most of my clients and friends would have known by now that I have recently stopped shooting for the blogshop industry to explore other genres of photography. I’ll be honest; it has been stifling my creativity and I feel like I could risk losing my passion if I were to continue and suffer a burn out in the end. I could continue with how important I think it is for artists to learn to say no and to take actions that would be healthier for them but I’ll leave that for next time.

I’m deeply thankful to everyone who has ever given me the opportunity to work with them in my two years (has it been that long?!) in the industry. Having said that, I will be opening up limited slots in December but may not continue again in the new year. You are still welcome to send in enquiries (enquiries@beautifuladieu.com) though! :)

With all the free time I have now, I have been focusing my energy on university work and my relationships with my (very awesome) boyfriend, family and friends. It has made me much happier and healthier emotionally. Despite that, I’m going through a state I can’t express – like being stuck in limbo – before I find my direction in photography again. I’ve recently tried my hands at conceptual self portraiture as well as food styling and photography and I must say I love the feeling of being challenged.

I’ll post photos of the food-stuff I took on the blog soon, but before that, I know I have been lagging behind on my iphoneography diaries. It takes me a couple of days to curate a month’s worth of iPhone photos with the text and handwritten notes but I promise to get down to July’s after my workload in school has lessened!

Ok, enough text for this post. I’ll see you guys in the next! xx

6 Comments

  • Wenhui says:

    I really love the 1st photo!! :D

  • Fiona Sng says:

    I feel you about the BS industry, and likewise I’m lessening the shoots on my end as well but it’s a battle between creativity and livelihood so… Ohwell. Jiayou for school work and congrats on the A’s you’ve gotten! (:

  • Tessa Tham says:

    Beautiful pics once again Amanda! I always look forward to your posts :)

    So know what you mean/how you feel with regards to photography. I’m currently in a photography rut, and looking to be inspired again and challenged creatively. Hoping future travels will ignite that passion once again!

    Can’t wait to see more of your stuff :)

  • Amanda says:

    @Wenhui: Thank you lovely! :>

    @Fiona: That’s right about the battle between creativity and livelihood. I guess more so for you since you’re doing it full-time now! Thankfully I can afford to withdraw a little more to “find myself” with school as a safety net. But thank youuuu, all the best to you too! (:

    @Tessa: Thanks so much Tessa, loving the photos on your blog too! I agree, and traveling opens your eyes to so much more things. While you’re currently overseas (yes?) you should take road trips more often, and hang around with like-minded individuals. Join Flickr gatherings or meet other photographers in the area to collaborate and things like that, it can really make you excited again. I’m sure all artists go through the same stage, but it’s not about falling, it’s always about learning to get up! Hoping the best for you, Tessa! :)

  • Monica says:

    You’re really lucky to have the opportunity to grow your name as a photographer by shooting for these blogshops, but I TOTALLY get what you mean about it stifling your creativity where you probably feel more like a tool to shoot photos rather than actually being part of the planning process (because you have to balance between including your own input and “pleasing the client”).

    I’d personally say that if you’ve grown your own brand name in photography (which you have) that you CAN push more of your own ideas in, and maybe you DO have more say than you think you have! Correct me if i’m wrong since I haven’t worked much in this area ;)

    • Amanda says:

      Hey Monica, sorry for the crazily late reply! :o
      Completely agree with you, it hasn’t been a problem incorporating my own ideas and feedback into shoots.
      It’s just that you can’t defer much from the expected outcomes of a shoot all the time, and doing that regularly just takes a toll.
      I took a 2 month break and now I’m back again with fresh perspective :) Thank you for your forthcomingness! xo

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