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Gotta Love a Woman With a Cleaver…

May 9

In In The Field at 10:53pm

American Photo- Spread 1

Had a great time earlier this year, teaching and working in Malaysia. Drew and I were the guests of Louis Pang, who is one of the premier wedding shooters in all of Asia. We were blessed to work with Evon Tan, absolutely one of the most fluid and creative people I have ever shot with. So much so, I wrote about it in the coming issue of American Photo (May/June). We hit the colorful streets of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, and just rolled for all of about two plus hours. All small flash, all done TTL.

Got one issue of the mag with me, so just plopped it on the floor of the hotel room and shot the spreads  real quick. It’s a fun read, and goes about as fast as we were shooting. Lots of TTL issues, off camera advice, EV adjustments on the fly, and the like. Fun, in other words. Like this very short video, again shot by Louis Pang.

American Photo- Spread 2

American Photo- Spread 3

More tk….

65 Responses to “Gotta Love a Woman With a Cleaver…”

Frans says:

on May 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Shot in the middle of the street… Awesome!!!

Tim Engle says:

on May 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Just read the article today.

Love the bar image!

Mark says:

on May 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Wow, the pics and the video are just brilliant. I’ve watched it 5x.

Christina says:

on May 9, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Great shots!

stephen says:

on May 9, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Love the videos. Hope you’ll post more like this!

Rob Byron says:

on May 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Beautiful model. Very cool video! Very, very cool.

Vince Carmichel says:

on May 10, 2010 at 12:01 am

Insert fanboy comment here.

Jerry Balloch says:

on May 10, 2010 at 12:05 am

Love the on-the-hoof zebra crossing shots, tight.

Larry Smith says:

on May 10, 2010 at 12:28 am

Really Cool!

quicoto says:

on May 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

Nice vídeo, I love the making off like this.

Regards.

Gerry Walden says:

on May 10, 2010 at 1:46 am

Joe

Great to watch you working on the video. Thanks so much for posting.

Gerry

Stephen says:

on May 10, 2010 at 1:48 am

Brilliant! As usual…

XTofDuran says:

on May 10, 2010 at 1:54 am

Hi,

Wooow great pics and many thanks to Louis Pang for the BTS video !!

Richard Hales says:

on May 10, 2010 at 2:30 am

Great stuff, you stopped the traffic, literally!

Jarek says:

on May 10, 2010 at 2:38 am

Very fast and great work ! The last one in (62 page) is super !!! Yes, Yes Yes !!!

hfng says:

on May 10, 2010 at 3:26 am

Super cool! I also love a woman with a cleavage ;)

Stephen Nesbitt says:

on May 10, 2010 at 3:31 am

Gorgeous. You get all the hard jobs don’t you Joe!
I love this format of showing off your pictures. Gives a real sense of how the day flowed.

Howard Haby says:

on May 10, 2010 at 5:35 am

Awesome, very cool.

MaryAnn says:

on May 10, 2010 at 6:22 am

Great shots!!!

Antoine says:

on May 10, 2010 at 7:48 am

Once again, thanks for sharing. Great inspiration.

Bob DeChiara says:

on May 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

Great stuff guys!

-Bob

willie fagan says:

on May 10, 2010 at 8:36 am

Hey – a ‘woman with a cleaver’ ?
Gimme a woman with CLEAVAGE anyday instead.
Still – great story!
cheers from Australia.

Pam says:

on May 10, 2010 at 8:47 am

Absolutely Amazing!! Why can’t I do this? (Hmmm … maybe if I steal the other Joe from the alternate universe … ?)

Love the video music (Jet, Snap Your Fingers). Anybody know where I can get that song? Can’t find it anywhere. Thx!

Kent Weakley says:

on May 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

Wow. Love the locations and the spontaneity. Great work, as usual Joe!

johnwaire | photo says:

on May 10, 2010 at 9:11 am

very cool video…and great imaging. curious how big of a crowd you atracted…

Ben Wong says:

on May 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

Nice, Joe, holding up traffic so you can get your shot ;-) !

Mark says:

on May 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

Wonderful job and inspiring as always. . . makes it very difficult to stay at the day job when I see shots and scenes like this. . Nikonian strobist to my death!!!

Jason says:

on May 10, 2010 at 9:42 am

Well, if not love at least show deferential respect to her! Nice narrative and shots (as always)…

Idzuan Rosli says:

on May 10, 2010 at 10:11 am

Wow.. you shoot on the middle of busy Petaling Street road. Really admire you. Great stuff!!!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld says:

on May 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

Great shots, Joe! Loved the video too–It’s so cool to see how you work–that was pretty minimalist lighting for you, huh? You are such an inspiration! Cindy

TripleScoop says:

on May 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

U r Brilliant!

craig says:

on May 10, 2010 at 11:05 am

more cleaver… more cleaver!

Louis Pang says:

on May 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

Wow…I made it on your blog and American Photo! What a day. It was pure joy to work with you and Drew. To all the readers out there, these guys are truly as nice in person as they are on this blog. Can’t wait to have you in our country again next year!

Mihai T says:

on May 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

This is excellent. Who said UWA lenses are not good for portraits? (need to try this myself).

Do you do anything to correct the UWA distortion?

Cheers,
Mihai

Theis Poulsen says:

on May 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

What the large softbox used in the street ??

Looks way bigger than my lastolite….

Nice inspiration gotta go pick up the magazine now :)

//theis

Michael White says:

on May 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Awesome job as always, Joe :) I agree with the others too, I would love to see more of these behind the scene snipit videos as well. It’s amazing what you can learn in just a few minutes of observation. :)

Vladimir says:

on May 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Joe you’re a maniac! Love the crosswalk shoot. Pop pop pop, now run run run!

Glyn Dewis says:

on May 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Hey Joe & Drew,

Superb shots and a great accompanying video!
The Ezybox and Tri Grip Reflector…fantastic combo and as always you prove that it doesn’t have to take the most expensive kit to make the most amazing light.

Thanks for sharing,
All the best to you,
Glyn

Masden says:

on May 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Dont like the shots, but love the practice !

Ken Toney says:

on May 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Joe, you got it made dude.

Johan Sopiee says:

on May 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm

oh man! AWESOME!!!!

Nics says:

on May 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

AMAZING! I really need to pick up a copy of this magazine for the article.

Girish says:

on May 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Thanks for another great post and all the setup and tech specs information. Another thanks for the video as well.

Great photographs

Simon says:

on May 11, 2010 at 5:21 am

Looking forward to seeing if the magazine makes it onto our shelves… Chicken Rice in Petaling Street will never be the same. Great shots Joe (and video Louis…) – and all this after sharing so much with us all in KL. Excellent…

macxter says:

on May 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

Salut joe !

Excellent !! j’adore !!
C’est bien d’avoir mis une vidéo :-) mais c’est pas assez long…

More info setup please on another movie :-)

mikeyiso says:

on May 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

A quote from the movie coming to america…”that boy good.” lol. You’re the man Joe.

Ravi says:

on May 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I can’t come up with one location where Joe cannot shoot! This man is amazing.

colorado wedding photographer, JasonG says:

on May 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Great shots! Love the lighting – love how you were able to keep her the focus even though the backgrounds were bustling and busy.

David says:

on May 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Glad to see you posted this up on the blog. Enjoyed seeing it Denver as well!

Chris Biele says:

on May 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Sweet! You literally stopped traffic.

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