Shot at Sunny Bay, Hong Kong
Rhea is my newborn passion project. In Greek Mythology, Rhea was the daughter of earth goddess Gaia and sky god Uranus.
While shooting this (super long) series with Jeline last Saturday, something (maybe the waves) really inspired me to finally start on a project that I've been keeping in the back of my head for a while. And whatever it was, I was compelled to make my dream a reality. I present to you: Rhea Magazine.
Having identified a gap in the market for a publication that's both high-quality and affordable (in our case FREE), I've been wanting to start Rhea for a while. I'm currently in the process of recruiting more team members and organising and sorting out all the logistics - it's quite a lot of work! So what do I want to create? I want to provide a platform for really talented artists to channel their creative juices and skills towards, and as a result, become a hub of inspiration.
We plan to first launch our website, populating it with exclusive and original content in fashion, beauty, health and design. Ideally, readers will be able to come to us for inspiration and news, and to ultimately, to be able to take something away (be it ideas or a feeling) for self-improvement and happiness.
Then in May 2016 (if all goes well), we'll launch our first print issue to be distributed for free at major MTR locations in Hong Kong... then maybe the second issue in London too? In essence, I want to be able to create something that is extremely high quality but also affordable to the masses. Maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to build a name that rings as loudly as Vogue or Harper's Bazaar. Hey, there's nothing wrong in dreaming!
I'm super excited and equally nervous about this new chapter that I'm about to start. But as I hit 30,000 likes on Facebook, I'm reminded about the tremendous amount of support I have and the possibility of reaching my goals and turning my dreams into reality. I can't wait to show you what's to come.
I've got a dream, and I'm gonna try my hardest to make it come true. X