Just this past summer while I was down in LA, I was lucky enough to steal Melly away from her ever-so-busy schedule for an underwater party. Melly might sound familiar to you because not only is she the art director of theOtherAsians and cofounder of the ready-to-launch NewMediaRockstars, she’s also the photographer behind David Choi’s latest album and the profile pictures of some of the YouTube hot shots. That’s right.
This is how it went down:
↑Prior to the party, I was asked to bring props to make things more entertaining. Of all the interesting places that I could’ve gone to, I chose Vons. (or Safeway for us NorCal peeps.)
David Choi had his underwater photoshoot with guitars, which I couldn’t afford, so I had mine with $9-a-pop disposable underwater cams. I got two of those. That makes a total of THREE photoshoots in one setting. In yo face, David.
Big thanks to Sam from Akufuncture for letting us use the pool.
Prop, check. Pool, check. Wardrobe, check.
↑An upside about starting a t-shirt business is never needing to buy another t-shirt again. ever.
Just the day of the shoot, I was able to
invite convince two of my friends to jump into the pool fully clothed with me. Good times.
This magical gadget’s capable of submerging a dSLR while maintaining its image quality.
In this case, Melly brought her Canon 5D markII. oooh yeah.
Temperature was just right.
Now that everything was prepped – Here we go, through the eyes of Melly Lee.
check out the rest of the photos via our lookbook.
I mentioned that THREE photoshoots were happening simultaneously:
..except the success rate of a good photo weren’t too high.
..and two of which were taken on land.
↑What a boss.
Melly, you’re awesome.
All photos are now up on our lookbook.