Editorial Throwback : In Memory of Florence Leung

I posted this at the beginning of October.2016. While in a place where I was feeling uninspired and looking to reignite my passion for my craft as a hairdresser. At that time I had just made the choice to leave my full time position as an instructor at a hair school to pursue new opportunities in the film industry. To some it seemed crazy to leave a good stable job for a certain uncertainty, to me it was a challenge to succeed and an opportunity to experience new things. Aside from the crazy new adventures on set I am still building back that drive and passion that I know is inside me. I was reflecting on a time when I felt unstoppable in my career, a time when I was on fire. So much of that feeling of passion in a creative industry comes from the connections you make and the unbelievable talent of the people who make up a creative team or crew. I had no idea at the time I was thinking of all of this that Florence Leung, the amazingly talented photographer who was such a big influence and collaborator in my career at that time was struggling. Florence was suffering with depression and could not fight the demons she was wrestling. It was very sad to hear in the news that she didn’t make it. I don’t know that I will ever create things that compare to the work that Florence produced. What I do know is that her images will be there forever, there is a certain immortality when you create things and she will shine on in her beautiful works of art. 

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Fashion Art Toronto 2014

Here is a quick taste of my work from Fashion Art Toronto. What an exciting week so far.

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You pin me right round baby!

Braided Chignon

 

My Undying love! Updo. there is nothing like doin’ up some hair i tell ya! Shine n spray; pins n gel. It’s like brain surgery meets uh me I guess because this is as close as I will get to brain surgery. I like to think of it as a form of sculpting. Just let the texture of the hair take control. Actually a recent study shows a direct correlation with the updo artist and the Jedi knight.Now I know you’re wondering why Jedi’s and what does this have to do with anything. Not that I have assumed to know your thoughts or anything 😉 But let us be honest the Jedi obviously have updo connections. look here:Anyways here is another Updo, I did a step by step at the salon check it out    http://ow.ly/2Gaq9 

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