Sai Kung Friends
(FCC lighting tests)
The FCC (Foreign Correspondents Club) of Hong Kong have recently asked me to shoot 100 staff portraits. 
In preparation for this commission, I decided to shoot some invite friends with whom I share a house in Sai Kung, (during my extended stay in Hong Kong, due to the pandemic travel restrictions we all face during these Covid-19 days), to sit for me. 
Ultimately the challenge is to see how creative I can be with limited equipment.  You see as a traveling photographer, portability is key.  In my world, I want to be able to produce stunning portraiture, but without having to charter a jumbo jet to get to my next location shoot. Using the latest LED lightweight light technology is I think part of the success.  We live in technologically driven times and this is true when it comes to lighting. These are exciting times to be a photographer indeed.
Some of these portraits are certainly tongue in cheek. All of them are supposed to teach me something new.  Develop work processes and make careful notes on the type of light used and it's effect on subject.  And then to note what kind of 'vibe' I can achieve with each set up. The series is on-going. The series is far from complete.  The learning never stops!
Richard Mark Dobson
Sai Kung, Hong Kong.
June 17. 2020.

Federico Galimberti # 1 

Dhanada Mishra  # 1 

Victor Fernandez # 1

Victor Fernandez # 2

Federico Galimberti # 2 

Federico Galimberti # 3

Tiffany Lam # 1 

Victor Fernandez with his Tag Heuer Chrono