November 19th, 2016
I think I mentioned this in a previous post that Sadé and I were randomly recruited to model for a fairly popular startup eyewear company in Hong Kong. They’re called somewearasia, and have a cool team of people. For the shoot they were going for a fun lifestyle look, so we were out and about in Hong Kong. We went to a total of three different locations to get some shots. It was pretty neat getting chauffeured around haha. We were modeling with a Hong Kong celebrity Yau-Nam, he’s a popular actor and singer.
The first location was in the backstreets of Central, a very notable Hong Kong location. We actually were shooting near a school I think, but there were so many kids exiting the building stopping to watch us. We then went to a location that was used in the making of transformers. I think it was the second movie, you can see for yourself in the picture below. We were running a bit late, it was getting dark so we didn’t get a lot of shots in there. The last outdoor location was at Temple Street night market. This was probably the most fun, it’s a Saturday night so the market was crowded with people bustling around bargaining. The three of us were modeling as we walked through the crowd with the lighting crew and photographer stumbling backwards. People were recording and taking pictures of us the whole time, and wanted to speak with Yau-Nam.
After an extensive day, the company treated us to dinner again and wrapped up the night. Sadé and I developed such good relations with the team, they’re supportive of our aspirations and we’re glad to have them in our network. If I ever want to come out to Hong Kong for work they said there’s plenty of design/engineering connections they have that I can utilize, and of course I can also model haha.
They invited us back one last time before we return home to do a full tour of the company’s office. I got to see their manufacturing processes and meet with the engineers testing the sunglasses. We saw the finished shots from the photoshoot, and their plans for making us the new faces of the company. Of course they gifted us with some sets of shades, and to top it off they put together a photo album of the shoot for us to take. Being apart of this made the trip to Hong Kong even sweeter.
P.S. For those heading out to HK anytime soon you may catch us on some ads