There is always light at the end of the tunnel no matter how bad the situation you maybe in. I am writing this from the point of view of being in lockdown for close to two and a half months. And knowing that I will be able to live with more freedom in what should be in about 5-6 weeks.
Whilst I have been in lockdown. LaMode magazine has been working hard to re-cut and recreate new videos from old editorials. We love the fact that if you work in the creative industry everyone has a different point of view.
Which can be good if you all have the same view on the same subject you may be working on. But when you are working hard to re-cut a video to make it look better it can lead to a few creative differences. Which leads me on to write about how this lockdown has affected the many millions of people who can’t and won’t be able to do anything like get a haircut for another 5-6 weeks.
We say point of view because, the whole of the greater Sydney area is in lockdown, but not everyone has the same rules. There are curfews, and tighter restrictions out in the Western Suburb’s than there are anywhere else. So from the point of the New South Wales premiere, she is dividing the greater Sydney area into two area’s so the virus cannot escape and, create more trouble for the area’s that haven’t been hit so hard. Which, LaMode magazine can relate too. A video should have a narrative, and when that narrative plays out you have an ending, which is a little bit like what this Pandemic is like to live with at the moment. Even though we are still very much in the middle of it.
What has happen over the last 20 months with this pandemic, has been life changing, which is again a little bit like what happens when you watch a movie or a video that has emotion and a moving ending to it.
Someone Has Hit The Pause Button
These are really testing times at the moment in Sydney, NSW, not only with your mental health but also physically. Being in lock down is no fun especially when you don’t know when you are going to come out of it.
So, LaMode magazine would take some time to post its next culture editorial. It is a reflection of where we are and maybe where we are going with the rest of the year.
The video and the photograph’s show a certain emptiness, which is no surprise really considering that the greater Sydney area is in lock down. And as 5pm Saturday the 14th of August the whole of NSW.
Choosing how you spend your time in lock down is something not everyone would sit back and think about, would they? How offend do you get to press the pause button on your life?? It was going to be for 2 weeks, but two weeks has turned into seven weeks, with at least another four capped on top of that, at the time of writing this.
So to walk away from a lock down no matter how long it is, the goal should be that you achieve something from it? Apart from cribbing the virus. One of our personal goals here at LaMode is to walk away from lockdown as a better version of yourself, I know that everyone can improve something about them self’s. Skilling up on something that you have been meaning to get better at or reading a collection of books, not just seating in front of the TV and watching, movies or some meaningless show.
It’s all about mind set, having the right mind set when you are presented with something like a long lock down is not easy, but with the right mind set you can achieve so much, in a short space of time. Goal setting, writing a list and making sure that you can cross one of the tasks you wanted to accomplish is satisfying, no matter how big or small it was. And to stay focused is, in the upmost of importance to tick off each one of those goals.
Till next time, which we are not too sure when that will be.
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
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.