一個對自己高要求,充滿創意而堅持的人通常在創作上會的很好的成就。而Moonbird Production 的攝影師Johnny 正正是擁有以上特質的人。他是一位追求唯美影像的人,喜歡欣賞或創作美麗且觸動人心的畫面。Johnny本身是一位平面設計師,在持續十多年的設計工作後,心裡感到有不滿足的地方,想發展更廣的領域,帶著剛購入的單反相機和天生對美感的敏銳到處拍照,機緣巧合下,慢慢開始偶然為朋友拍攝婚照。這種無心插柳的情節是他攝影生涯的開始,也讓他慢慢發現對攝影的喜愛。

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W:對攝影的喜愛足以令你放棄己從事十年的設計行業,轉做全職攝影師嗎?
A:除了對攝影的熱愛,還為了我的太太。有一次到瑞士旅行和拍照,在青年旅舍遇上一位日籍女生,我們談天說地談攝影,這樣就談了一整個晚上。第二天在火車站道別,各自回到自己的國家。回港後我們一直保持聯絡,當時一有假期我便會走到日本和她見面和拍照。既然我這樣喜愛攝影,何不把攝影變成工作呢?經過一段時間的努力,我成為了全職攝影師,也接到不少日本案子。所以太太是的轉做全職攝影師的其中一個很大的動力。

W:照片顏色偏深暗,感覺復古浪漫,為何會用這個色調作為婚攝的風格?你希望Moonbird production 給人怎樣的感覺?
M:大概跟之前的工作有關,設計師經常會看一些美術書籍或畫作作為參考,有幾種美學風格我很喜歡,浪漫主義時期的藝術是其中一種,可能這些畫作也影響我的拍攝風格。另外,我很喜歡看電影,特別是王家衛的電影,小時候未必看懂戲中情感,但被那些畫面和氛圍深深吸引著,這也是很影響我日後的美學觀,我想把這些感覺都用在婚攝。我希望照片充滿故事性,是一種帶著風格的畫面,讓被拍者看到自己另外一面。

 

W: 在Moonbird Production 會發現不少圓形構圖,為何有這概念?
M:圓形代表完滿,也是人類對宇宙充滿幻想的一個形狀,帶點神秘。於我來說,圓圓的月亮浪漫且充滿可能性,在月球上看世界會否很不一樣? 這就形成了 Moonbird, 我想用另一個角度去拍攝一段關係。

W:為了更拍攝流程更順暢的照片,給情侶婚紗拍攝時的三個建議。
M: 第一,放鬆心情 ;這對自己或是攝影師也是好的。第二,享受拍攝;其實拍攝婚照的目的,不單單只是為了成品,拍攝當日發生的一切也是將來的美好回憶。第三,個人風格 ;把自己獨有的故事放入拍攝中,可令你的相片獨一無二。

W:Moonbrid production 最喜愛的一輯婚紗攝影是?為什麼?
M: 一定是在瑞士替客人拍的那輯,我和太太當地認識的,對這國家充滿感情和回憶。

MoonBird Production 在2019年會走到更多國家,包括日本,新西蘭,英法甚至摩洛哥等地,帶新人經歷不同風景。

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There is no easy way out to in creative work, and the key to having accomplishments in creation would usually include having high expectations of oneself, persistence and creativity. Johnny, a photographer from Moonbird Production holds the above qualities. He is someone who seek meaning and beauty in photographs. Johnny had a track record of more than ten years in graphic designing, but he was unsatisfied and wanted to do more. He stumbled upon photography when he started to take photos with a SLR camera he bought for his personal interest. Unexpectedly, he started taking wedding photos for friends and his story unfolds from here, where he slowly discover his love for photography. It was definitely an unintentional turn for his photography career.

W: Was your love for photography (that eventually turn into your full time career) enough to make up for the ten years you have worked for in the design industry?
M: Besdies the love of photography, a huge reason was also my wife. Once, I travelled to Switzerland to take photos and met a Japanese girl at the youth hostel. We got along well and talked about photography all night. The next day, we said goodbye to each other and returned to our countries. After returning to Hong Kong, we kept in touch. Whenever I had a holiday, I would go to Japan to meet her and take photos.I thought to myself, since I enjoyed photography so much, why not make it my work? After much courage and a long period of hard work, I became a full-time photographer and had many Japanese clients. So I would say the wife would be one of the greatest motivation for a full-time photographer.

 

W: The color of the images you shoot is rather dark. Why do you use this color tone for weddings? How would you want Moonbird Production to feel?
M: It is probably related to my previous work. As designers, we often use art books or paintings as reference. I liked several aesthetic styles, and Romanticism is one of them. I feel it my resonates in my shooting style.In addition, I also enjoy watching films, especially Wang Jiawei’s. When I was younger, I did not understand the emotions, but I was deeply intrigued by the images and atmosphere created. This is also one way that inspired my aesthetic sense. I want to use these emotions in wedding photography and I hope that the photos would have a narrative to portray the subtle emotions in each couple.

 

W: We noticed a lot of circular compositions in Moonbird Production’s work. Please tell us more about this concept or idea behind this.
M:To me, the circle represents perfection, and also a shape that humans always fantasise about the universe. It is like the full moon – romantic and filled with endless possibilities. I always thought, how would it be to see our world from the moon? This is also related to Moonbird as I want to capture relationships and stories from a different perspective.

 

W: In order to make the shooting process better, would you give our readers three suggestions for wedding photography?
M:Firstly, relax; this would be good for yourself and the photographer. Secondly, enjoy the process, that is the most important part you would remember, not the finished product. Thirdly, include your personal story into the shoot, it’ll be unique and yours only.

 

W: Which is your favourite wedding photography set? And why?
M: It must be the set that I took for my guests in Switzerland. It was a memorable one for me as that is where I met my wife and also I have a lot of heartfelt emotions and memories of this place.

MoonBird Production would travel to more countries in 2019, including Japan, New Zealand, Britain, France and Morocco. With new couples and experiencing different landscapes, stay tuned!

MOONBIRD Production World Tour 2019
Feb: New Zealand
Apr: Tokyo, Switzerland,
Jun: Italy, France, London
Jul: Europe, Morocco, Japan
Aug: Europe , Japan

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