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Where is BCHK?

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LONELY HEARTS CLUB: ALICE

While meeting up with my long-time friend, Alice, we decided to do a quick shoot for my Lonely Hearts Club Series. It was wonderful seeing Alice again, more beautiful than ever and glowing with love. We first shot together back in 2012 when I first started out in photography, so it's been 2 years already since we both got into this 'business'.

Unlike Sarah's shoot, I preferred this set of photos in full colour because I felt like the tones worked really well with Alice's facial expressions. The lighting also made her skin look super healthy and sun-kissed - the honey tan colour I always wanted to be. And how can we forget that red lip? You can literally hear *muah* when looking at them (at least I can, haha).

Personally, this shoot was quite the happy pill for me since I've been feeling pretty upset the past few months. Seeing Alice grow so much from when we first met (which was over 10 years ago) really made me reflect on my own growth and all the obstacles I overcame to be where I am today. You see, when you look at all the positive things that have happened in your life, you'll realise how strong you are and be able to pick yourself back up to face the challenges of today.

One huge trap I always fall into is love. I fall in love way too quickly (my close friends are used to me talking about someone new every other week - in addition to the old ones...) with people I can't be together with. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Love can make or break you. And in 2014, love broke me. Once in April, once in May, once in June, once in August and it's currently aching from a few possible disappointments... But for some obscure reason, I felt much better after this shoot with Alice. I don't know why, and I don't want to think much about it either.

I am so grateful for all the friends who are supporting me right now and I'm so relieved that I'm finally feeling a little bit more like my old self again - optimistic, ambitious, confident, sarcastic, dirty... I feel like I'm reaching the end of the 'Tunnel of Failure' and that I'll see light (hope/love/peace) very soon. Hopefully I'm right.

Special thanks to Alice for being super patient with me and Mildred for assisting during the shoot. 

 

- Brian