Welcome to a collection of my original photographs and travel montages.
My background in Fashion Design & Illustration and love of the creative sparked a freelance career as a photographic stylist. For over 15 years I worked across an array of print, television and digital mediums in the commercial, advertising and editorial industries. Working with talented Australian photographers fuelled my love of design and photography.
Since moving to Hong Kong in 2007 with my family, I have taken this opportunity to travel widely and to explore this fabulous city. Digging beneath the surface in Hong Kong never fails to delight.
Inspired by my love of travel, photography and design, I hope to share the simple and sometimes hidden beauty, rich colour and diverse culture in the world around us.
In my new logo, the second Chinese character (蓮) meaning lotus flower, evokes artistic conception, and is the most meaningful among the three characters that make up my name. To emphasise the beauty of this character, the middle stroke was replaced with a figurative lotus.
In the classical literature of many Asian cultures the lotus is present in figurative form, representing elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace, and is often used in poetry and song as an allegory for ideal feminine attributes. The character is encircled like the simple geometric shapes found on traditional hand-carved Chinese name chops.
The first character means white, the second means lotus, and the third is understood to imply wisdom whilst soundly rounding off the English counterpart and verbal speak for ‘dar’.
The choice of typeface for the brand mark, 游明朝体+36ポかな , belongs to the Ming family, and possesses variable line weight and characteristic decorations comparable to Western serif typefaces. The overall geometric regularity of the type is well balanced and conveys a positive zen-like feel.