The mind boggles with how this pandemic is playing out isn’t it? It feels like we are running
around chasing our tails trying to eliminate this virus. And at one stage we did do this and
did in a way that we were able to re-adjust back to the way we use too live and that was to
do what we wanted, were we wanted, when we wanted.
So how did we end up moving backward in time? With this time, I think it is even worse than
last time. In a way it feels like we are fighting an invisible ghost, that is a bit of an odd
statement isn’t it, but that statement is, well, true, in the fact that it disappears then
reappears, from out of know where.
But Covid is something that we going to have to live with, and hopefully we can eradicate
It again, and when we do. Let’s hope that it stays that way.
So after all of that, Sydney is now experiencing lock down 2.0 and I have to admit this time
around it is a little bit easier but not by much. My personal, to do list is long, but I am hoping
that it will get done, by the time we come out of lock down.
I know all successful people plan, what they do, on a daily, weekly and
monthly bases, which meant when I went into lock down it give us an opportunity to
press pause on our lives, and take some time out to look at our life plan, and make sure that
it is working, and if it isn’t, then to reemployment a new plan so that we can reach our goals
Finally, the thought process behind this video, editorial and the stills, is that I wanted to capture a of part, Sydney whilst it is in lock down.
Enjoy “Capture Me”
Videography and Photography by Geoffrey Chuah
When the word "bikini" drops into your head you think of the female form don’t, we? Or more to the point we think of a beautiful place with even more amazing things to do when we are in the sun.
But I think what we really think of, when the word bikini drops into your head, is the amazing females that wear them.
So, when it was bought to my attention a few days ago, that world “bikini day” was dropping on the 5th of July, by the way it is the middle of Winter here in Sydney, but Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The mind runs riot to what you see and what you would like to see right on the pages of LaMode, right??
So, I thought that I would correlate, what I would like to think are my favourite images from the last 3 years of editorials, that I have shot for LaMode magazine and put together an editorial that celebrates what again, I would like to think are the most tasteful images that I have created for the online publication.
Now what I am about to write, you may or may not agree which is OK with me, and if you get a little annoyed with me for writing this, please don’t send me an abusive message or leave a commit that will be damaging to my mental health, lol
So here goes, has the federal government left it so late in the piece to vaccinate the population? If they had moved their butts, and implemented a plan even before the vaccines arrived in Australia, I am pretty sure NSW wouldn’t be in lock down as of this moment. And also if they, allowed everyone that wanted to get the jab when they wanted to get it then, NSW, or more to the point Australia would be in better nick to move forward and let overseas travellers into the country and in turn the economy would be in an upturn and life would be so much better, as opposed to being stuck inside and hoping that everything will turn back to normal in a couple of weeks.
I also think that testing front line workers on a daily basses is something that they should have been, enforced months ago, regardless what the Covid count was.
So on that note enjoy “The Collection”
Photographer: Geoffrey Chuah
The Finer Side of the South
So here we are nearing the end of another lock down for the folk of Melbourne. This is not fun for anyone especially the ones who must work their way through it. So, one must think what the government are doing to get the vaccine roll out moving faster than it is now? If they the Australian government had moved their asses and implemented a plan once they had secured the vaccines, then would Melbourne be in the place they are in now? Maybe, maybe not. I think it has more to do with the quarantine, but we can leave that for another blurb.
I would like to think that the whole country wouldn’t be in this spot of bother if they, the Australian government had rolled out the vaccine faster and more efficiently than the way their have done so far.
The more you travel the more experiences you collect, and in turn the more you grow as a person. If, Covid hadn’t stuck us in 2019, I would have travelled more than what I had done so or should I say, I would have jumped on a plane and showed the readers of LaMode more than just Australian towns for my selected LaMode, Culture editorials. So, to tie this up in a bow and tie, my Wollongong editorial is not so much about show casing this city but to show case my photographic point of view in stills and motion. So please enjoy this collection of fine art pictures and short video showing you the finer side of things in Wollongong.
The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel, LaMode Magazine, editorial blurb
Hands up who misses boarding a flight bound for warmer weather and sunnier skies? I know I do at the moment. When the season starts to really turn into what it is supposed to be I always get the urge to want to jump on a plane and elope somewhere 10-15 degrees hotter than where I base myself, that base is Sydney, which isn’t all that bad by the way, but just like every creative the key to being creative is to continue to change your environment and move forward with fresh ideas and to try and push the barriers that you may come up against.
So that is why I love to get away when I can, where I can, to exactly to do that. So, to be a successful creative. In my eyes, I feel that. You always. Must look to evolve as a person. Which will in turn. Make your art. More interesting. It doesn’t matter if you are a visual, literal, or verbal person the key to any eye-catching piece is to have a point of view.
So, when I made the effort to drive all the way up to The Entrance, NSW which by the way is about 100km’s north of Sydney, I chose somewhere that I haven’t been before and wanted to explore for the first time with fresh eyes to capture something new and bold. I would like to think that I have done that with my video that I have shot and the stills that I have created.
Enjoy, the Art of Travel.
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog-style format, or what I would like to call a onlineZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with its editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader from our point of view.