Archive for Nov 2009

picture 21 More Papaya Front Pages! (Fashion)

picture 31 More Papaya Front Pages! (Fashion)

picture 5 More Papaya Front Pages! (Fashion)

Tomorrow will have an exciting post with another Trash The Dress! Stay close!

Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Fashion and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Fashion and Portrait Photographer. If you are interested in booking me for a fashion shoot please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments Off

Well it’s not really a trash the dress, because the dress wasn’t trashed. But I didn’t know what else to call it. It’s not a day after session either, because it wasn’t the day after. So I’ll just call it the Fashion Session.

Thanks to Bryan, Stacy, Irish, and Jojo!  It was great working with everyone! This is our work!

img 0018s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0030s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0034s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0063s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0087s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0116s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0130s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

This boxing shot is dedicated to Manny Pacquiao.  He’s the greatest boxer of our time. He is also my inspiration in many many ways. Good job and congratulations to him and his team during the Cotto fight. I look forward to seeing the Pacquiao and Mayweather fight next year.

img 0155s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0171s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0237s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0283s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0311s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

img 0357s Bryan and Stacy Trash the Dress

I hope to work with all of you guys again!

Erich Chen Photography. Chino Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Chino Hills Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Creative Wedding Photographer. Modern Wedding Photographer. If you are interested in your own event coverage please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments Off

November 15, 2009 Be The Difference Event!

Be the Difference is an event hosted and sponsored by Pacific Castle and 4cthePower, it was held at the Hacienda Center, and granted that it was the first event ever held there it had a decent turn out. Here are a few photos of the event

Opening act was Catterfly

bethedifference0031s Be The Difference Event!

This is Jamie Hardy. Her music was the really, really mellow and sad type.  It really did sound mellow and sad.

bethedifference0065s Be The Difference Event!

Wilson High School Cheer Team. Horray.

bethedifference0076s Be The Difference Event!

Best Stage Presence award goes to Vudoo Soul with his amazing vocals singing Michael Jackson and other lively songs.

bethedifference0185s Be The Difference Event!

Alex Shiau rappin’

bethedifference0239s0 Be The Difference Event!

The next three photos are some of my favorite from the event. They’re photos of the local highschool kids ‘breakin’ it down old skool. Being among them made me feel young sometimes, and then super old at other times.

bethedifference0263s Be The Difference Event!

bethedifference0278s Be The Difference Event!

bethedifference0280s Be The Difference Event!

One of my favorite artists! Clara C. She’s got soul, talent, and beauty! I look forward to doing a portrait session with her very soon!

bethedifference0294s Be The Difference Event!

To “sing your heart out” is an expression best shown by the lead singer of this band called “Seriously.” Seriously.

bethedifference0394s Be The Difference Event!

This is IZ. If you’ve never seen him teach workshops to high school kids, let me tell you, his passion for music definitely shows when he’s teaching. Seriously.

I also come to learn that a crowd can get super excited over anything that is thrown into a crowd. Be it a t-shirt (clean or sweaty), drumstick etc. etc. I think if I was ever a performer I’d throw some random trash out just to see who would try and catch it. Seriously.

bethedifference0542s Be The Difference Event!

This is IZ’s silhouette. I like this photo because it represents his leadership. Seriously.

bethedifference0554s Be The Difference Event!

Hollywood’s paparazzi has nothing compared to these kids.

bethedifference0632s Be The Difference Event!

These are the world renown “Gamblerz” an internationally winning b-boy crew with moves that not even the word ‘sick’ can be sufficient enough to describe.  Their moves are ‘deathly ill.”

bethedifference0636s Be The Difference Event!

They make this look easy.

bethedifference0679s Be The Difference Event!

Often imitated and never duplicated…

bethedifference0781s Be The Difference Event!

This is none other than Kaba Modern, the offspring of UCI and America’s Best Dance Crew

bethedifference0815s Be The Difference Event!

This dude below is my buddy Lawrence Kao. The day before this show, he taught a dance workshop at Glen A Wilson High school (which was where him and I graduated.) Needless to say  the teeny bopper girls were so excited to see him that they formed a line to take photos with him. I was the guy that all the girls handed their camera to to take a photo of him. Yay. icon sad Be The Difference Event!

bethedifference0844s Be The Difference Event!

Erich Chen Photography. Hacienda Heights Event Photographer. Los Angeles Event Photographer. Creative Event Photographer. Modern Event Photographer. If you are interested in your own event coverage please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments Off

November 5, 2009 Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

This is a continuation of my shoot-a-friend-a-week project.

This is Steve Nguyen. I photographed him back in 2007 and both of us has come along way now. I have become a full-time photographer since then, and  he has grown an impressive full-on beard.. He’s also the manager of an electrical engineering company, the owner of his own internet media company called Stickblade Inc, and also one of the producers for a small movie production company based out of UCR called FPS productions.  I’d like to note that this small movie production has exceeded my, and I think I can safely say that of many other people’s expectations. In their ‘low budget’ films they have helicopters, police cars, assault rifles, swat teams, etc etc. Yeah it’s pretty legit. In case you haven’t figured out what type of movies they film, they film my favorite genre; action. Check them out.

http://www.fps-productions.com/ and http://www.stickbladeinc.com

So I started shooting Steve, and he said I want something urban. “Oh…” I replied. I put my 85mm ‘pretty’ lens away, and replaced it with my 50mm. And this is what I came up with.

img 8816s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

img 8819s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

img 8833s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

img 8846s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

img 8914s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

img 8953s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

img 8979s Meet Steve Nguyen (SAF)

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments Off