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Excited to be back in Hong Kong to explore and connect.

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We’re excited to be back again in Hong Kong. We’ve been back for over a week now and have finally settled in and beat our jet lag. We’re here until Feb 27th and really looking forward to reconnecting with our contacts at ad agencies and design firms like Pill and Pillow. If you’d like to reach out and connect with us while we’re here, our local number is 6689 3640 for Carson and 5663 7828 for Denise.

For all image maker nerds reading this, the illustration was shot last night on our Nikon D600 and Nikkor 50mm F1.8. Shot at F7.1 ISO 640 with an exposure time of 2.5 secs. We brought minimal gear this time with only two 50mm. One being F1.4 Non-ai and F1.8. The monster bunny was illustrated on the iPad Pro’s Procreate app.

For all your other project inquiries while we’re away, or if you have any studio needs, feel free to hit up our Studio Manager extraordinaire Aiken. Her email is aiken at chairmanting.com She’s holding the fort down in Vancouver. Studio hours are Mon-Friday 10am – 6pm. However, she will also be away from Jan 28-Feb 12th to vacation in Shanghai.

Diving into this week head first from 1000 ft.

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It’s a sink or swim mentality but the past 2 months have been quite intense. Projects have been piling in non-stop which is a good thing but also a little nerve-racking. Fortunately, we’ve been getting lots of help at the studio from our amazing intern Aiken Lao from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She’s one of those rare hybrids that possess the ability to illustrate, design, shoot and write. For the past 2-3 months, Aiken’s been an amazing asset at the studio helping out Hubert Kang, Annie Chen and us! Keep checking this space. Lots of new projects in the works that we’ll eventually share. We promise! ;)

Nikon D600 + Nikkor 17-35mm F2.8
F8 ISO 200 1/250

Today’s mood at the studio.

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Today’s mood at the studio. Can’t stop looking out the window today. It’s way too nice out to be working inside but projects are piling up way too fast!
The background was shot in Fort Worth Texas during a commercial shoot for Nike Jordan’s #riseabove campaign. Can’t wait to share the work we’ve been working on soon!

Waking up to snow days is pure magic.

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Love snow days like today. Brings back memories of our days in Toronto. Luckily we don’t need to commute by car or public transit to work. Just a lovely 10-15 min. walk to our studio. Shot on our old Nikon D5100 and Sigma 30mm F1.4 DX lens. Illustrated on the iPad Pro’s Procreate app. Thanks for reading our silly blog posts!

We’re on the look out for 2018.

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2017 is quickly wrapping up and we’re gearing up for a big year for 2018. We’re super excited for all the new projects on the horizon plus a new studio space that we’re thrilled to announce soon. Hope everyone is having a safe and lovely holiday. See you all in 2018!

Toronto, you’ve grown so much since I last saw you in June.

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I was in Toronto last week for a short business trip and I was just blown away by how much the city has changed the last time I visited in June. I was back in my hometown for a few meetings including Deloitte Canada at their beautiful new HQ on Yonge and Adelaide, the good folks at Good Digital Culture in Liberty Village and a quick visit to Red Bull Canada for an art project that I’ve been working on since fall. Here are a bunch of photos I took with my Nikon and iPhone. Read More »

Restless and sleepless in Hong Kong tonight.

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Feeling restless on our last night in Hong Kong before we head back to Vancouver tomorrow I went out to take a few long exposures by the waterfront in SOHO East. Lugging only a gorilla pod and a Nikkor 50mm F1.4 I snapped a few exposures ranging from 5 to 20 second shots and quickly doodled on them on my iPad. What a time to be alive! I’ll also be heading to Toronto the next day for a client meeting on Tuesday. Too many time zones in such a short period of time can’t be good.