Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time & Tide

Sometimes when we least expect it we get exactly what we need.
A reminder ---about what it means to be free, why this is part of who
we are and why we do this.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Katie @ Key Model
Makeup & Hair: Elizabeth Mcleod
Styling: Sarah D'Arcey

Friday, May 15, 2015


For the first few years when I started shooting I did everything
in black and white. I was obsessed with images from my favorite
photographers that seemed so raw and visceral. Like they could
x-ray their subject and show the world that being vulnerable is
beautiful. Every now and then when I forget. I go back. Remember
why I started. Why I love this.

Unpublished image from Last Days of Autumn 2012
for The Photography Link

Model: Lexi @ Richards
Photography: Eric Chu
Styling: Gian Carlo Umahon
Makeup & Hair: Mary Im
Styling Assistant: Amy Podrasky
Photo Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Friday, May 1, 2015

Different Breed

In May, it'll be four years since I started shooting.
It was just a few weeks after my nephew was born, I threw
all my camera equipment and lights into my car and started
driving not knowing what was on the other side.  Part of me
always knew being tied down to one place was never me.

This was the beginning and the first shoot to change
everything I knew about what it means to create an image.
Soon it'll be time to roll the dice again and see what's next.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Renata
MUA: Elizabeth McLeod

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

One Hundred

Infinity in 100th of a second.
This is life in fractions of time.
One heart. One emotion.

Photography: Eric Chu
Mode: Tracey @ Key
Makeup & Hair: Ellen Chen
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beyond Possible

"The rules on what is possible and impossible in the arts
were made by people who had not tested the bounds of
the possible by going beyond them. And you can."
-Neil Gaiman

Now and then when I'm trying to figure out what to do
or what's next I watch Neil Gaiman's graduation speech.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Carly @ Key Model
Styling: Ivy Xu
Hair & Makeup: Lily Lin
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

Saturday, April 25, 2015


For everyone who has a drive to create there is a fire inside that
will not be satisfied with anything other than immersing yourself
in the pursuit of bringing to life what you envision.

Nik @ Key Model
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Friday, April 24, 2015


Only now looking back do I realize why everything happened the
way that it did.  All the good and bad that was part of the journey. 
All the scars and ways I didn't fit in.  We were never meant to fit in. 
We were made to stand out.  Being resilient isn't about how many
times you get beat down but in how you rise after every fall.

Unpublished image from Better Tomorrow
Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Carly @ Key Model
Styling: Ivy Xu
Hair & Makeup: Lily Lin
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

Thursday, April 23, 2015


One of the things I love about shooting is that even after all of
the planning you can still be surprised. When you can let go
and let everything come together to show a piece of what you
envision...this is the fuel that drives us to create. For a chance
to grasp that intangible essence.

Unpublished image from Five by Five
Photography: Eric Chu
Styling: Ivy Xu
Model: Katie @ Richards
Makeup: Lily Lin
Hair: Ming Tsai
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Turning Point

A while back there was a couple months when I took a break from shooting.
Even then I was still always thinking about the images I wanted to create.
I knew that even if I didn't take another shot this would always be a part of who I am.
When I came back I had to let go of all the expectations of how I thought I should shoot
and go back to trusting my instincts. Some of the biggest challenges can lead to even
better turning points.

Everything You Promised for Modo Magazine.
Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Danielle @ Richards International
Styling: Alleeneda Thammavong
Makeup & Hair: Felicia Bromba
Assistant: Pongsakorn Yananissorn

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You held the secret

This was one of my first shoots after leaving everything I knew behind.
This girl changed my perception of what it means to be completely
immersed and lost in a fragment of time. To reveal your heart and character
frame by frame. To move unhindered by expectations. Thank you for
opening my eyes and changing the way I shoot.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Renata
Styling: Alexa Kellee
Hair & Makeup: Ellen Chen

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Carry On

There was a point when a lot of people were telling me
I was wasting my time. For anyone who wants to do what
they love. I want you to know. You don't need permission.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Nik @ Key
Assistant: Shohei Kawano

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You Held the Key

Some people are only in our lives for a moment but change it forever.
Never thought taking pictures on the frozen river all those years ago
would affect me so much. I still remember the shards of ice.  The
reflection of the sky.  You saw what was possible from the beginning.

A quick test with Tracey.

Photography: Eric Chu
Model: Tracey @ Key
MUA: Elizabeth Mcleod
Assistant: Shohei Kawano