Is it nice..?

Mint Love

Posted in Fashion, Is it Nice..?, Photoblog! by Ade Chong on June 29, 2011

Seriously loving the mint + yellow combination!

Above: Keith Gan from KL, wearing mint shorts, yellow Uniqlo socks and Dr Martens 8-eye two-tone pascal boots. He’s also carrying an aaaawesome black leather satchel from Cambridge Satchel Company (£117 – Sold out).

Above: Aaron wearing mint trousers with yellow Uniqlo socks and Prada Creeper Shoes (S/S 2011).

Will update more soon on ilikeishoot.

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This country is giving me massive soul ache

Posted in CBCO, Is it Nice..?, Quotes by Ade Chong on June 28, 2011

“I’m proud to be Singaporean, but Singapore is not where I want to live.” – Mavis

I couldn’t have said it better.

 

 

This is you

Posted in Is it Nice..?, Quotes by Ade Chong on June 13, 2011

Something I’ve been trying to tell my Dad my whole life.

Via Deadfix.

iTunes Music Cards available at Carrefour express

Posted in Advertising, Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on June 10, 2011

Brilliant ads for iTunes Music Cards at Carrefour express by Publicis Brussels, Belgium.

Creative Directors: Alain JanssensPaul Servaes
Art Director: Johan Smeyers
Copywriter: Kwint De Meyer
Photographer: Pascal Habousha

via Ads of The World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Perfect

Posted in Is it Nice..?, Photography by Ade Chong on June 9, 2011

(The body of a man found in Fukushima after the tsunami – by Donald Weber)

I came across this post from FucknFilthy the other day at work and bookmarked it because of the photos in his post. Some of those photos stopped me in my tracks and some I just couldn’t tear my eyes away from.

Picture Perfect is a documentary series by Vice that delves into the lives of some amazing, world renowned photographers. These three episodes follow Stefan RuizDonald Weber & Rob Hornstra around the world.

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to open your eyes to the world, or even just to hear a good story.

Donald Weber

I love photography, but I’m not really interested in a picture. There’s a difference between pictures of something, and pictures  about something. And I want to make pictures about something.

(Criminals and ex-mobsters, Ukraine/Russia – by Donald Weber)

(Chernobyl – by Donald Weber)

Stefan Ruiz

At the end of the day, I still think that (my) work should work on a lot of different levels – it should be interesting to look at; it should be technically well done; the subject itself, hopefully, has got a political thing. Maybe the photo makes you think about something, maybe it’s not just eye candy – it’s not just a “one idea” thing.

(Rene Vallejo Psychiatric Hospital, Camaguey, Cuba – by Stefan Ruiz)

(Lukole Refugee Camp, Tanzania – by Stefan Ruiz)

(Emergency Room, CHU de Rouen, Rouen, France – by Stefan Ruiz)

(Hanging – by Stefan Ruiz)

(Homes – by Stefan Ruiz)

Rob Hornstra

I am always interested in other people and how other people think about other people. So what I try to do in photography is (t0) play with this prejudice. I don’t want to say to people, “you are wrong”, or “your idea of other people is wrong”, I also don’t want to say “you are right”, but I just want people to think about it.

(The old in Russia – by Rob Hornstra)

(The young in Russia – by Rob Hornstra)

(101 Billionaires – A book by Rob Hornstra – made during a time where there were 101 billionaires in Russia)

Via FucknFilthy.

Balenciaga Cutout Boots

Posted in Fashion, Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on June 8, 2011

If there was a pair of shoes that I would fucking jump on and rape, it would be these. I think these have to be like, the Chico of the shoe world. How can anything be that sex?!

The Holi party

Posted in CBCO, Is it Nice..?, Photoblog! by Ade Chong on June 6, 2011

For my dearest Indian friend’s birthday, we decided to throw a Holi-themed party. But instead of throwing bright coloured powder at each other, we decided to wear colourful leggings and a black (also Indian-themed) DIY top. We had a fantastic time just being complete camera whores, laughing our asses off, drinking and just genuinely enjoying each others’ company. I love these guys so much. :D

(The Singapore girls)

(The blue crew and the red-ish crew)

(Rozz gave Priya an amazing corset as a present. Hard to believe that this is the same girl eh?)

(Jeremy & Mavis looking very avant garde with their square shoulder pads)

(Viv & Keith)

(DIYed my top with electroluminescent wire)

(CMYK. Hurhur..)

(Morning fashion shoot)

(Dancing to Tarzan and Jane)

(My wife!)

(Godmother)

(Godparents <3)

Happy birthday, Priya. Love you long long!!!

The Head And The Heart – Ghosts

Posted in Is it Nice..?, Music by Ade Chong on June 2, 2011

Ghosts by The Head And The Heart

One day we’ll all be ghosts
Trippin’ around in someone else’s home
One day we’ll all be ghosts, ghosts, ghosts..

Every time I hear those lines, I feel really sad. It’s a song about growing up and all your friends leaving. It’s just depressing cause I know how that feels, and I know it’s gonna happen soon enough. One day, I’ll be somewhere far away from all the people I love and partying with new friends. It’s like when a divorced couple is fighting over who gets to keep the dog and they decide to let the dog decide by placing it in the middle of a room and then standing on opposite sides and calling to the dog.

I feel like the dog.

Anyways, I’ve been listening to The Head And The Heart a lot. They’re from Seattle and their debut self-titled album is well, really nice. It’s just one of those albums that you can’t hate, it’s easy to listen to and the tracks were put together really well. It’s a great listen from start to end.

My favourite track off their album is Down in The Valley.

Renato getting his nipple pierced

Posted in Fashion, Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on June 2, 2011

That’s five whole minutes of Renato topless.

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