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.
Watsons Bay to Manly and Back
The word “change” is something that not everyone likes and will always not conform too.
Some of us are happy to do it if it will benefit us and some of us hate it. Most of the time when we get into a routine and then have to change it, we sometimes don’t always like it due to the fact that we are so use to the one that we have. And that the new routine will seem weird and we have too work hard within our self’s to make it work for whoever or whatever we are doing it for.
So what I am getting at is, is change good? Or is it necessary to evolve so we can move forward as a group of people or stay where we are. Interesting question isn’t it, we have to change so we can move forward, a lot of people don’t like it especially the older generation, they are very set in there ways and don’t like to move outside of their little bubble so for the older generation to change their old habit’s into new ones it is going to be a tad harder than the younger generation who are a little bit more forgiving in that area to make change happen for the better of the good.
This all may seem a bit confusing but if you read the last book that Steven Hawkings wrote named “Brief answer to the big questions” This blurb will make more sense.
As for this video editorial, I wanted to change the way we see and read editorials online. Well at least for this one anyway.
Enjoy Watsons Bay to Manly and Back
How You Can Shine Through The Clouds
It’s funny how we reset our lives every 365 days. I mean we can have a crap house of a year then boom, we can reset it by numbers.
We all love Summer just about has much as I love shooting landscapes or a scene I may see in the street or while I am traveling, not that I have been able to do much of that lately. What I am getting at is that we Iove the reset button that the human brain has, it doesn’t matter if it is the end of the year or jumping on a plane or in a car and getting away from everything for a bit. To do exactly that: reset and bring back some prospective on life that we may have lost over the last few months or in this case, the last year.
So when I got the chance to travel up to my beloved Gold Coast, last month I didn’t hesitate one minute to do so. Even thou it was for only two days it was great to shoot another Culture editorial for LaMode and create what I think is a pretty cool video as well.
So I do hope you can immerse yourself into the visuals that I have captured, and regain some energy to smash the goals you have set yourself.
Photography, video and video editing by Geoffrey Chuah
The Gold Coast Video
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.