(Leather Pants: Zara // Tank Top: Daley Tees // Zebra Cape: Vanilla Label // Boots: Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony // Necklace & Cuff: Ruckus)
About a week ago, I had the privilege of meeting Edric Chen - a young photographer who has been shooting beautiful and interesting portraits of various personalities (eminent or not) for quite some time now. While Edric claims not to be a photographer, but simply an individual with a camera, I can't help but regard him as such. Yes, anyone with a camera can become photographer but only a few have the eye to see past the obvious, to go beyond the usual point-and-shoot and can make even the most mundane of things look alive or convey an emotion. Edric, in my opinion, is one of those few who can. Before meeting Edric, I had an image of him in my head as someone who's stern and who likes doing things point by point. But as I got to converse with him throughout our entire session, I was able to deduce that he is actually quite the opposite -- he's soft-spoken but witty and is not afraid to experiment and make little discoveries. I am usually apprehensive in meeting new people as I'm not much of a talker myself. I despise having 'small talks' and experiencing that awkward silence when you have nothing else sensible to say. With Edric, it was a different story. He's one of the few people I've met who made me feel as if we could go on a conversation together for hours and hours and it wouldn't feel such a drag doing so. I'm glad he feels the same way about me.
Thank you Edric for these amazing photos. Hope to see you soon. And I hope to meet more people like you in the future. :)