Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tran Hin-Phu

As some of you probably know, I am currently studying at the University of Arts in Zurich at the photography department. I just finished my first semester, which included an exhibition of our work at the end of the semester. We get one theme every semester and in the end we have to come up with an idea and produce a work (loosely) based on that theme. This semester's theme was "dream, beauty and fun", which are synonyms for our consumer society. I made a photo series about Swiss fashion designer Tran Hin-Phu and followed him during the preparations for his fashion show at the Fashion Days Zurich 2010 back in November. I filmed a little walkthrough of the exhibition with everyone's work that you can watch here. The video below shows my work self-printed as a zine with the lovely help of Lisa Mettier.

25 comments:

  1. CAN I HAVE A COPY. Nice hair bush on every page turn...

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  2. Love the photography!


    Oh, and I think you should make a video where we can hear you talk, perhaps an interview in the near future? :)

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  3. I know you have done a couple of zines by now... Are you thinking of producing an edition of more than one of each? I would like to get my hands on this one... ;)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. That first picture of the runway is breathtakingly stunning.

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  5. Deine Hände sind so gertenschlank und hübsch. :D Wie immer, hast du nochmals echt gute Arbeit gemacht. Tran soll völlig geehrt sich fühlen dass du seine Vorbereitungen und Modenschau fotografiert hast.

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  6. Your AMAZING!!!!!!! Really. I wish I could see these pictures full size. I love photography too, Iv done a post on my blog. You should check it out, Id love to hear your experienced opinion :)

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  7. Nice! I really like how you chose something that shows not only "dream, beauty, and fun" but also showed the consumerism you talked about, like when you showed the Paul Mitchell booth or the woman peering in through the window and then the people watching at the show.

    Also, is there any reason why you chose to shoot in black & white?

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  8. love ur blog! :D
    its great!

    i will follow you... follow me back if u want:
    http://silvialicious.blogspot.com/

    byee. xoxxo.

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  9. hey, tolli arbeit gleistet! ;)
    ich find die beide bilder mit de tribüne a de fashion week so hammer: gsersch ohni, dänn mit lüt! tolli gägesätz! ;) love it!

    LG

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  10. This is such a fresh way to show you work!
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  11. Congratulations on the zine! You must have got a lot of positive feedback on this project. I think you encompassed the brief perfectly because fashion is the epitome of consumerism. Its creative and beautiful but there is also a very dark and dangerous side to it.

    Love the monochrome.

    http://flossyblossom.blogspot.com

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  12. It looks great. Well done, Pascal! :)

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  13. I love that no page is wasted. Every image holds its own integrity without the support of being in a collection! Which is what modern fashion photographers take for granted when they have digital cameras.

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  14. ig finges schaad dass s'heftli denne isch usenang gheit. wemes hätt gnäiht (was no zum thema hätt passt) de wär das sichr nid passiert.
    s'het mi drum wäuts abglänkt, d'fotis an sich fingi supr.

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  15. Pascal, how do go about printing images on each side of the paper?

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  16. nettewetten: es lag eigentlich nicht an der bindung sondern weil ich die seiten viel zu stark gefalzt habe und sie so schon halb einrissen.

    ketija: i am actually planning on doing a zine somewhen in spring to sell to people cheaply. not to make any profit but to get my photos to people.

    olson: should be possible with most printers nowadays

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  17. Setting in the "propädeutikum" at ZhdK this february. I'm among many reflections what I want to do in my nearly future. And my reflections are covered with dreams. You're stunnig photo work let me immerse into big dreams. Thanks.

    I'm a "blogging" beginner - would be pleased if you visit me: www.chasingskinnyrabbits.blogspot.com

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  18. Super schöni Fotos! Und schöni Grafikarbät... I love black & white...

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  19. Can not wait to see what you will come up with for the next one! I will be the first one in line to buy! ;)

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  20. Gratuliere, schln hast due die fotos in schwarz gedruckt!
    sind sie analog oder digital?
    freue mich auf das nächste projekt!

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  21. These are incredible. Can I have a copy?

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