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1 Day in Onomichi Japan together with Dom Pérignon & Vincent Chaperon

Sato Inland Sea - Hiroshima District

Sato Inland Sea - Hiroshima District

About Onomichi:
Onomichi (尾道) is a quaint town located along the Seto Inland Sea in eastern Hiroshima Prefecture. The town extends from the mainland across some of the neighboring islands, which are connected by the bridges of the Shimanami Kaido.
(source:
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3475.html)

It is where Dom Pérignon has decided to introduce to its local guests the new Vintage Plénitude 2 P2 2002 release together with Vincent Chaperon, Dom Pérignon New Chef de Cave.

About Dom Pérignon P2 2002:
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2002 Plénitude 2 expresses confident, enhanced maturity. The assertive character of this wine now gives it genuine and authentic power; a delicate complexity woven through with freshness and minerality, coming together in a light texture. It conjures up pale gold, enhanced with the energy of light: radiant gold.
(source:https://www.domperignon.com/ww-en/champagne/vintage/dom-perignon-p2/2002)

Located in Bella Vita Hotel - Onomichi - Guests are enjoying a unique experience

Located in Bella Vita Hotel - Onomichi - Guests are enjoying a unique experience

HDP Photography - Artistic Event Documentary - beyond photography, we are story tellers

HDP Photography - Artistic Event Documentary - beyond photography, we are story tellers

Interiors photography for NOC COFFEE

Photograph ©HDPphotography 2019

Photograph ©HDPphotography 2019

Our Last interior photography project takes place in the brand new venue of NOC COFFEE.

A Minimalist style with natural material, very bright and welcoming for whoever is fancy taking the time to enjoy some of the best coffee in the world!

Their philosophy about space in HK:

“We don’t choose obvious locations; we choose interesting spaces in areas that our minimalist aesthetic can bring calm to the chaos.”


LOCATION:
TIN HAU - HONG KONG
Mercury Street


About NOC:

Coffee is our soul.

Focusing on the minute; being meticulous over every detail. Everything we do is considered to give an unparalleled experience of simplicity with substance.

Interview for @Fotografiamo - Italian Photography Website

Fotografiamo Interview

Fotografiamo Interview


Fotografiamo is an Italian based Photography blog created by 3 Italian photographers, Rodolfo Felici, Gianluca Laurentini and Alessandro Fabiani.

Official website HERE
Instagram HERE

They are passionate about photography and talk about different topics, technicals, inspirational
Understand our story via their interview:

I know you're from Toulouse, France. What brought you to settle in Hong Kong? Has you been living there for a long time? Were you already practicing as a photographer when you decided to move?
My previous job offered me a position in Asia, based in HK.
After 6 years working in the telecommunications industry, I decided to setup my own company, doing photography.
I guess I was looking for new challenges and wanted to try something on my own. Photography came out as no surprise, since I was really hooked at the time.

Does being a European help you in any way in the profession? Does it make you look at things with a different look? Do your creations taste exotic to your customers?
HK is an international place but it is really hard to survive here. Cost of leaving is insane. Good thing is that is you try hard you can make it happen, step by step.
It took me roughly 3 years to make my business take off, and I still struggle somedays !
I guess what helps me the most is my sense of Sales and Marketing I learnt in my previous position. 
Not only the artistic aspect is important when being a photographer, you really need to think as an entrepreneur. 
 

I know Hong Kong only from the movies and stories of dear friends that have been there. I know it is the most European city in China, and that is very different from the rest of the country. Could you tell us what was your first impression once you got there? I guess it's a chaotic city, but ideal for street photography.
For sure HK is an Iconic city, extremely photogenic. Beautiful, chaotic, contrasty, full of colours. 
It mixes nature and city in a confined area, it's really something. Over the years you still discover new faces of HK. So Far I must say I love it.
Street photographers would certainly have a lot of fun here, you can still get that "genuine Street" feeling in some areas of the city.

Your works range from portraits, to architectural photos, lifestyle, still life and events, but also to fine art prints and street photography. Would you define yourself as an eclectic photographer? Is there a huge demand for images in Hong Kong? Is there a great interest in art photography?
At first I only wanted to be an artist and live out of my art photography by selling prints. However, I guess I was too less experimented in that field and most certainly wasn't mature enough in terms of body of work, I had and I still am looking for my own style. 
This said, I decided to focus on commercial photography instead and leave the personal projects aside, only for my own love and pleasure. 

Commercial photography is tough, extremely competitive and there are tons of photographers in the market. 
I guess and as I said, it's a constant battle on how to renew your style and offers. How do you understand the business. 
New Marketing strategies are changing every seconds, this drives new medias to be used, new formats, you need to work faster and adapt yourself to your customer's needs at any time. 

Art Photography on the other hand is taking off slowly, with new dedicated galleries offering fine art or Asian Artist.
We also see the emerging of new affordable photography galleries (international franchise). Problem is space, since HK leavings are really tiny. Only the super rich can afford a decent flat, hence decoration and art doesn't necessary comes as a priority for most people.


What kind of equipment do you use? I know you love classic as well as digital photography. Do you think that the instrument and the technology used influence the message or the way of working?
Lately I've started to shoot 35mm film with a Canon AE1 that I bought in Japan during my last trip there. 
I reckon this has been a rebirth to me. I've completely changed my approach of taking pictures for myself. Taking the time and not being constraint to any kind of style. I just shoot what I feel. 
I mostly develop rolls myself and started darkroom with enlargers for prints.
I guess slowing down is the key and film has helped me a lot in that sense.
I also snap with my Iphone, I found at that being a better photographer is all about experimentations and awareness, No matter the camera, try just to always have one with you!
(you can check my IG: @harolddp)


For commercial work I mostly use Canon digital camera and prime lenses.
For post production the classic bundle Photoshop, Lightroom and Capture1.


I guess technology helps for productivity and quality of work of course. Now I've stopped investing to much in gear. I've realised that the less you have and the more creative you'll become. It's not about the gear really, plus you need to be careful with your money and it may be worth investing in different fields rather than on gear (marketing, staff. office etc..) 


How is your photo studio equipped? Do you prefer to shoot in the studio or work outdoors?

Most of the time I work on Location. I do have a small studio where I shoot portrait and still life. I've got a few lights and all types of backdrops and stands.
But I reckon being on the field is what I prefer doing.

 

In what direction is the world of photography in China going? Are there photography schools, or a visual arts tradition to refer to? Could you suggest to our readers some young Chinese artist to keep an eye on?
I don't know much about art schools or digital art school in china.
For commercial photography the most famous photographer is Chen Man.
Chinese artist are becoming trendy, with good sense of creativity, there are for sure worth following to understand this part of the world better.
 

I imagine that photography is a work for you but also a path of personal research. What does it represent for you and your life? Has photography ever opened you unexpected doors, or changed the way you see things?
Honestly it's been really hard, but I got lucky enough and I today can live out of photography. I need to work hard everyday, but with time I made new connections and partnerships, people are trusting my work and I could not be more happy. 
My ultimate goal is to feel free of my actions, this has a price of course, especially here in HK.

A visit in Hautvillers, birthplace of Dom Pérignon

Photo credit ©HDP-Photography.com

About Hautvillers:

Hautvillers is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.
The Abbey of St. Peter which existed here until the French Revolution was the home of the famous Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk whose work in wine-making helped to develop champagne. 
(Source)

Dom Pérignon Offical Web

About HDP Event Photography services
"Acting like a ghost during the ceremony, we capture the genuine spirit and render an artistic vision of it.
We are story tellers" 

 

EMAGE PLUS - Website revamped !

Emage Plus, our photography Agency 100% dedicated to E-commerce Business has a brand new website!

 

About:
Emage plus is a Photography Agency based in Hong Kong.

We specialize in E-commerce imagery to facilitate your selling processes.
We use professional photography studio and shoot for different kind of products such as:

  • Retail/Fashion
  • Jewellery
  • Packshots
  • Cosmetics etc.

Our service includes professional production workflow and take the hassle out of your photography processes.
We handle everything and deliver "ready to upload "optimized for web and e-commerce files.

Get Files onto your e-commerce shopping page in a fast turnaround time at a competitive price.

We handle from 20 to larger products per shooting, including different angles (front, side, back etc..)
more info at: Http://www.emage-plus.com

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A diner with Chateau Angelus and Yannick Alleno 3 starred Michelin Chef

Hubert de Boüard & Yannick Alleno  ©HDP-photography.com

Hubert de Boüard & Yannick Alleno

©HDP-photography.com

It's Wine Expo in Hong Kong, one of the biggest Wine Faire where all wine makers gather together to expose their products.

Tonight, it is a very particular night that Chateau Angelus (St Emilion 1er Cru) and Yannick Alleno (3 starred Michelin Chef) offer to a VIP crowd at Grand Hyatt Wanchai,
A perfect travel through armony an senses...

A night together with Nathalie Decoster - Artiste Sculpteur

©HDP-Photography

©HDP-Photography

About the Artist:

Exhibited all over the world, Nathalie Decoster has made sculpture her way of expression: her huge and small human figures, like “messengers”, are placed in unstable positions inside large hoops, cubes and other geometric shapes.

Official Website HERE

DOM PERIGNON & ALAIN DUCASSE Private Event in SEOUL KOREA

©HDP-Photography.com

©HDP-Photography.com

Another prestigious event for VIP guests in KOREAN FURNITURE MUSEUM with Dom Perignon & Alain Ducasse for the presentation of their unique Millesim: P2

 

DP_SEOUL_BRANDING & SETUP

About Dom Perignon Plénitude Deuxième P2: 

P2 is the Second Plénitude of Dom Pérignon Vintage, the result of 16 years of elaboration. The opposing and complementary elements of the assemblage resound for an increasingly sharp intensity. The energy of the wine is at its peak.
This Time, it's with Alain Ducasse (3 starred Michelin Chef) in Beijing at Chao Hotel, that Dom Perignon offers a unique experience to some VIPs, a travel through senses.... 

Visual Campaign for UGLOW Sportswear ! New website Launch

photo Credit ©HDP-Photography

photo Credit ©HDP-Photography

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH for UGLOW SPORTSWEAR !

About The Brand:

   Uglow is a French brand that develops authentic running products in its own factory since 2011. All of our expertise aims to bring a new sense of comfort and practicality to our customers. Our high-quality fabrics and state of the art assembly methods, allow for spectacular flexibility and durability. We have succeeded in channeling technologic-breakthroughs such as STITCH-FREE products using THERMO-bondingULTRASONICbonding as well as Magnetic zipless pockets. ChaffingFREE, lightweight, and increased comfort are our core specialties and make-up the DNA of Uglow.

(source: http://www.uglowsport.com/about-us/)


Photography & Editing: HDP PHOTOGRAPHY
Stying: STUTTER HEN