Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rainbow station

If I had it my way, the stations on the MTR Island Line would go in the following order:













But colour geek that I am, this is still my favourite MTR station:



Model/victim: Nicole Yim
Clothes:
North Point/vest/HKD49.90/H&M
Quarry Bay/T-shirt/HKD79.90/H&M
Admiralty/knit/HKD100(sale item)/H&M
Causeway Bay/T-shirt/HKD79/Uniqlo
Choi Hung/vest/HKD99/H&M
All other items are Nicole's or mine from past seasons.


If you enjoyed this, please 'like' Land of no cheese on Facebook / follow @landofnocheese on Twitter / add as contact on Flickr and don't forget to take a look at my pictures every fortnight in Time Out HK. Much appreciated!

All content © Emilie Pavey

28 comments:

  1. Hi Emilie --

    BTW, you know that "choi hung" is Cantonese for rainbow, right? ;b

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YTSL Yes, I did know that! Makes the title of the post doubly appropriate! I do know what most of them literally mean, except Shau Kei Wan and Causeway Bay - I know the last character is bay for those, but that's it. Explanations welcome if you do!

      Delete
    2. Hi again Emilie --

      Shau Kei Wan - colander bay (after the shape of the bay). Previously, it was known as Ngor Yan Wan -- bay of starving people...

      Causeway Bay = Tung Lo Wan - copper gong bay (again, named for the shape of the bay... the bay that, in this case, is now reclaimed land).

      Delete
    3. Curious! Thanks for the explantions, now my mental translations of the island line stations are complete. I like carp fish bay best.

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Katie, I am glad you like it. If you want to get involved in a fun shoot, my advice would be to get together with some friends, think up some fun ideas, and do it yourself! The girl in the pictures is my friend, not a professional model.

      Delete
  3. This is awesome!!!! :D Wow, a lot of creative energy went into this - it's so fun!! I am very proud of my contribution to this work. Yes, small and smelly and meagre though it may be. I am proud, I tell you, proud. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad you spotted it! It was essential to complete the series. It is like the smelly cherry on the cake. We did another rainbow one using pencils, you can see it in my photostream here
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/landofnocheese/
      but the sock beats it!

      Delete
  4. This is amazing, Emilie, what a talent! How much did it cost in matching T-shirts, though? You could branch out into so many areas of photography - 'tho you seem to be doing v. well as it is! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fizzog, really thank you! I was on a budget and more than half the items are my own, the rest was bought cheaply in H&M and Uniqlo as listed at the bottom of the post. Thanks for following~

      Delete
  5. Super set of pictures ! How long did it take ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We started at 9 and finished at about 12! I did some editing on them in the afternoon. In total, one day!

      Delete
  6. Love this series of images so so much! The small colour matched prop in every photo is really cute.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Hannah. I added a prop for extra interest in the photos. I am happy that you like it.

      Delete
  7. Jessica Niles DeHoff6 April 2012 13:13

    As a regular user of Wanchai Station, I tend to feel awash in avocado.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I actually thought about using cut fruit as props, e.g. have Nicole hold up half an avocado, a slice of lemon, a peeled banana etc but I didn't want to be chucked out of the mtr in case they thought we were making a fruit salad or something!

      Delete
  8. I particularly like Quarry Bay, it goes so well with Heinz baked beans. The rainbow station brings back memories, the second secondary school I went to was in Choi Hung.
    Will you consider doing the Kowloon line? Yau Ma Tei in particular! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your comment, Cloe! I don't take the Kowloon line so often so I can't remember the colours of the stations there so well, but it would definitely be a fun way to expand the project. I'll have to go on a colour-scouting trip in Kowloon. What colour is Yau Ma Tei again?

      Delete
  9. Hehe... Looking forward to seeing more photos like these! Yau Ma Tei is actually very boring, being grey, but I have fond memories of it. Wong Tai Sin will be a good one, it's bright yellow!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice One Emilie, given me food for thought next time I take Ella out in the woods.
    Lets see, lots of Greens and Browns, a dog, matching the colours with........................... NO! DON'T EVEN GO THERE!!!!!
    (..... ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very cool project, even better that is was simple and quick to do. I try to get my local friends involved in something creative but they all look at me like I'm crazy. Saturdays to them are for lunch, shopping and dinner only.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well it did take some planning and test shot a week before here but with that all worked out, the actual shoot was fairly quick. Photoshooting seems like a popular HK hobby though - I'm sure if you show your friends some pictures and tell them your ideas they'll humour you... and find that it's nice to do something different once in a while!

      Delete
  12. I look forward to the whole lot being done soon - surely the MTR and Pantone would sponsor!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, I am indeed giving the MTR some free advertising...

      Delete
  13. Wow! These are really nice! I just returned from HK and these cheerful pics help soothe the homesickness for Hong Kong. Love 'em!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad they cheered you up!

      Delete