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LONELY HEARTS CLUB: AUDREY

LONELY HEARTS CLUB:
AUDREY

Audrey, shot by Brian HK Chan (BCHK)
Audrey, shot by Brian HK Chan (BCHK)
Audrey, shot by Brian HK Chan (BCHK)

30° in New York City. Time to escape the rays and find something to do in the shade. We’ve got a Topshop right next door, a model and more than enough light for a shoot indoors. Why not? 

As a new addition to my Lonely Hearts Club series, this new member brings in both an innocent and fiery persona that, hopefully, you can relate to as the ups and downs of a relationship, and to a greater extent, just life in general. When styling for this shoot though, I was struck with a slight problem of not knowing which color of the dress should represent which persona.

 

This got me thinking. Do colors really matter? If every color can evoke any feeling whatsoever then what’s the point of using colors anyway if there is always a possibility for misinterpretation? Why don’t we just use black and white for everything and make life easier and more predictable for everyone?

From the hours of art classes that I’ve clocked up, my instinct commanded me to relate red with happiness and blue with sadness, but this all seemed a little too blatant and boring. Red, though positive in many ways and often a symbol of love, also represents evil and anger (Barbara Kruger would know), while blue is often interpreted as calming and uplifting (think oceans and pretty skies). 

But alas, black and white can also be interpreted in many ways, and human emotion dictates that life should not be in monotone. Colors, or feelings, should be embraced in its entirety. But how far are we going to let ourselves go on this ride? Update me. 

Back to this chapter. I finally settled this TOK question by not settling it myself. I let Audrey decide what she wanted each color to mean and she embodied each emotion(s).

What are they? 

Take a guess. X

(but tbh most of this writing is just to fill empty space so there's no need to read into it ok...)

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: BRIAN HK CHAN
MODEL: AUDREY @ PRIMO HK
DRESSES BY TOPSHOP

SHOT AT THE JADE HOTEL, NYC