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Journal Entry: Thu Jan 9, 2014, 8:24 AM


As many of you know, I don't update my journal here much; I try to update it at least once a year and show you some of my highlights of my work that year, then update you of what's to come the next upcoming year :)

I've shot less in 2013 and yet it was more productive than the year before, the reason is because I've put more planning into each one and I hope you can see that :)




PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST!
Funny thing is, I've never entered a photo contest; I've been so caught up with shooting and editing and planning the next one, I've yet to slow down and enter any of my shots to gauge where I'm at.  Since I noticed CosplayPhotographers.com is hosting a contest, I've decided to enter my Scooby Doo shot, which took months of planning and tremendous amount of effort (read description of the shot)
If you've enjoyed my work or this particular shoot, do spare a click, just go to this link, and click "LIKE" under the image :)  I'd appreciate it!




I'm not sure what holds for 2014 at the moment, but I can safely say I'll keep the same momentum I've acquired in 2013 but I may have a few unique ideas for experiments :) Like what I did with the Thumbelina shoot ;)


Finally, here are some of the highlights :)  

Scooby Doo - Let's Split up Gang by Benny-Lee Scooby Doo - Jinkies! What is it Scoob by Benny-Lee Thumbelina - Have you seen a fairy? by Benny-Lee Thumbelina teaser by Benny-Lee Jessica Rabbit - Why don't you do right by Benny-Lee BIOSHOCK: One big happy family by Benny-Lee PORTAL: CHELL  [REDACTED] by Benny-Lee Bayonetta - Don't fcuk with a Witch by Benny-Lee Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex by Benny-Lee Gunslinger Girl: The Girl with mechanical body by Benny-Lee  Mako and Asami's Breakup by Benny-Lee


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  • Mood: Zest
  • Playing: The Last of Us, BF4
  • Drinking: Honey ginger tea

Has it been a year already?

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:45 AM


Hey all,

Didn't occur to me it has been almost year since my last journal update until I saw the date of my late journal; then again, I don't write much journals anyway (I compensate by uploading more work haha)

So a recap of what I've been up to this year:  I had to take some time off of photography near the beginning of the year to focus on my design career, then when it became stable I started shooting again.  

But when I started shooting again, something happened.  Maybe it was the few months' time off from shooting, but I got a new perspective and focus.  I've decided to be a lot more picky and want to take it to the next level;  instead of shooting anything possible, I aim to shoot less and raise the quality of my shoot by spending more time to prepare it.  I've started involving more people in my shoots to assist behind the scenes, started scouting gorgeous but appropriate locations, and made sure the people I shoot with are just as passionate about it as I am.

The result?  I do have to say, I can definitely see a difference compared to last year's work.  I also started noticing a small shift in my style; it isn't bad or anything, but it's interesting to see the direction I'm heading, and I'm excited to say that I still got plenty of 'unannounced' shoots lined up.  But you'll have to look forward to it :))





In the mean time, here's what I got to do this year, enjoy! :D



Tomb Raider: Legend of Croft by Benny-Lee BLACK CAT: Caught in Action by the Spider by Benny-Lee Final Fantasy X - The Sending by Benny-Lee Cyberpunk, build 2.0 by Benny-Lee WATCHMEN: Silk Spectre's Smoke Break by Benny-Lee DREAMS REALIZED by Benny-Lee The Legend of Art Nouveau Chun Li by Benny-Lee Street Fighter: Chun Li stances by Benny-Lee FLCL teaser + VIDEO by Benny-Lee Street Fighter: Poison's Trap by Benny-Lee


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  • Mood: Zest
  • Playing: Borderlands, Halo4,
  • Drinking: Sweet tea

Last journal of the year!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 11, 2011, 10:08 AM


I know it's early but I've never been the journal type anyway lol XD   So here's my last journal of the year so I don't have to think about updating it and focus on other stuff (like finishing up the photos)  


First off, lots of you already know that I'm back in the states from UK, so it's nothing new.   But I've also been busy working on multiple projects (other than photography),  so I may have been a bit elusive to some of you.   I do apologize for that and will promise plenty of chill time later :D

Secondly,  since I'm on working on my career, I've been cutting back a lot on my photography work.  And since I still owe photos to many people,  I won't take too many photography project before the end of the year (unless I promised you one like years ago XD)    This is a difficult decision I had to make in order to move on to where I need to be next.  Once that's done, I'll def start taking on more photography projects.    (Don't worry, I still very much love photography so I won't abandon you guys lol)




Lastly, I'm grateful for all the support because that's what keeps me from doing what I love doing! :)   So here's some samples of my recent photoshoot, please enjoy:

Bring back the sexy by Benny-Lee   Here's an angel, Daddy by Benny-Lee    ROUGE - Make the World Blush by Benny-Lee    Snow White: True Story by Benny-Lee    Star Wars: The Princess by Benny-Lee


On a side note, I've been real addicted to Uncharted 3 on PS3 (multiplayer), so if you have U3 do add me! (miraclecreator)   It's fun for me because I got the pleasure to play in the same team with some of the top and competitive players in the states.  We're the [i^t] clan, Insomniac Tendency, and we do welcome any individual or clan challenges; team deathmatch, plunder, or team objectives.  :)


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  • Playing: Uncharted 3 + Battlefield 3
  • Drinking: Dr pepp

DragonCon, AWA, & a new VIDEO TEASER!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 12, 2011, 11:51 PM


Once again, this to to update everyone who's still reading my journals lol.

It's nice to be back here in the States!  England's been awesome and definitely learned a lot there.  It was quite the culture shock and eye opener for me; not to mention giving me the opportunity to learn some real English lol.  I've missed everyone and it was great to hang out again with those during my gatherings and events!   As for what happened after I came back, I guess I can break them down by cons..


Pre-Dragoncon:
There's only one way to put it I guess; I've been busy catching up many photos work and some freelance design work I got since I was not able to do much while I was in Europe (the job there apparently demanded a lot more of my time than I expected)  So I was keeping myself on the DL for the most part (so I do apologize if I was not able to hang much for lots ppl lol, because I wanted to finish all my work before DragonCon)



DragonCon:
What can I say? This has got to be the best DragonCon I've been to; not because it's this year's DragonCon but how I approached it: with minimum work time and maximum chillaxing time with my friends.   I only did 1 and 1/2 shoots (yes, 1/2)  but in return I got to spend so much time with my friends from design studio, cosplay circle, and other familiar faces I didn't expect to run into. :D     Well one of the reasons I didn't want to do a lot of shoots was because I still got a lot of work to catch up, I need to stabilize my design career, and since I don't get to spend much time with my studio buddies after graduation, a major hang time was needed.

Another high point of DragonCon was when I was invited to a private party where I didn't expect to see many familiar faces, people I heard of, and those I talked to before but never met in person.   It was very nice of Ljinto (Leonard) to host the part at his place.  It was such a great way to see old faces and meet great new ones, especially when DragonCon can get so chaotic and crazy at times with so many people everywhere.  Unfortunately the party got a bit out of control and people had to leave early, but never the less people had a blast and I can't wait to see those people again!


Pre-AWA:
Well it isn't here yet but I have lots of preparation to take care of; finish up lots of work and settle down at my new place.  So hopefully I can shoot more this AWA but from the looks of it right now, I'll probably be spending quite a bit of time chilling with friends again, which isn't bad thing since I haven't gotten much time to relax for a while now.  If you're going to AWA, be sure to say hi to me if you see me!(I'm distracted easily so I do apologize if I didn't see you first lol)  




=  VIDEO TEASER  =
Well I usually don't like to tease people too much.. ..who am I kidding? Teasing people with photos can be pretty fun right? lol j/k.  Well I'm notifying everyone that I'll be releasing a small video teaser to one of my recent shoots; it's not some major shoot so don't expect anything fancy, I just had the idea of recording some video footage since the setting's pretty awesome (and not to mention a bit rare)   It should be released sometime this week (the week of Sept 12th)  on both my personal fb and my Photography facebook page (www.facebook.com/BennyLeePhoto… a clue to the teaser: "Would you kindly" stay tuned for it? ;-)


= UPDATE: VIDEO TEASER IS UP! (Sept 18) =
Had a tiny bit delay but here it is! The teaser to my BIOSHOCK photoshoot :D  Video Link:(www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1… you've played the BIOSHOCK before, you probably would've gotten the hint earlier I guess :)




Well I'm still a bit stoked with the DD I got because I didn't think I would get it, but man did I feel like Christmas came early that morning lol; so here it is again.  (Once again, thanks for again all your support! It's what keeps me doing what I enjoy doing and I hope not to disappoint everyone in the future :D )

= DAILY DEVIATION =
Just want to give a special shoutout to these people :D  Since I got a DD for this shot with Chryss;  It was quite awesome and unexpected

DD shot:
On the edge of the city by Benny-Lee

Special thanks to :iconwhy-did-kenji-die: for suggesting and :iconpullingcandy: for featuring it! ^^


Here are some links to view my work :)
Facebook | www.facebook.com/BennyLeePhoto…
Twitter | www.twitter.com/emanonDesign
dA | www.emanonDesign.deviantart.co…
My main site | www.emanonDesign.com


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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Ur-Style Easypop remix
  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Playing: Resistance 3 + Gears of War collection

UK + future plans + DD (Updated)

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 8, 2011, 8:49 AM


This to to update everyone who's still reading my journals lol,

The trip to Europe has been an interesting one, meeting new people, learning new stuff everyday and quite a bit of culture shock as well.  I work 6 days a week from morning to evening so I barely have time to process photos and when I get home I only have a few hours before my body crashes.  But I'm experiencing and seeing a lot of new things here everyday so even though it's only it's only been a month, it seems like I have gone through at least a whole year's worth of events here.


I plan to come back at some point when work's done here and hopefully resume some photo shooting but at the same time start something new; I think it'll be very interesting when I get back with a new pair of fresh eyes and mindset :D   Can't wait to talk to everyone again!   


Also, I want to thank all the people who's constantly supporting my work, i hope you will keep doing so because that's what gives me the drive to keep doing what I do ^^/


P/S:  Many thanks to those who wished me bdays wishes, I love you all!


=  DAILY DEVIATION =
Just want to give a special shoutout to these people :D  Since I got a DD for this shot with Chryss;  It was quite awesome and unexpected

DD shot:
On the edge of the city by Benny-Lee

Special thanks to :iconwhy-did-kenji-die: for suggesting and :iconpullingcandy: for featuring it! ^^


Here are some links to view my work :)
Facebook | www.facebook.com/BennyLeePhoto…
Twitter | www.twitter.com/emanonDesign
dA | www.emanonDesign.deviantart.co…
My main site | www.emanonDesign.com


Here are some pictures of me goofing off during a break at work here:
  

Me doing some design work at my temporary workstation



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  • Listening to: Adrop - Bright Siren

Leaving the country and going to UK + artshow pics

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 11, 2011, 3:41 PM


Long story short, I just got done with my design education so been going through some career changes.  But it's confirmed that I'm heading out of the country and going to UK for work related matter.     I'm wondering if anyone here is from the UK area?  Might be able to shoot some during my days off there :)



And on a side note, my artshow had a great turn out and I was surprised by the amount of people who showed up.  So thank you all! ><  oh and depending on the demand and where I'll be, I might have another artshow in the future!   Here are some of the shots taken by the awesome :iconlil-krn-yuna:



Setting up with :iconxsoulxxxreaperx: (Thanks!) + my artist talk
  


After 3 hrs of setting up



:iconlil-krn-yuna:  and her work behind (sorry for the overexposed photo ><)
  


:iconxsoulxxxreaperx: and her Red Queen cosplay of course :)
  


:iconbeautiful-rose: and :icongwiffen: goofing off :D



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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Miku Hatsune - Yellow
  • Playing: inFamous 2

I'm having an artshow! :)

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 23, 2011, 9:25 AM


Hey everyone,

So it's my pleasure to tell you guys that I'm having an artshow for my photography work at this venue in Atlanta, GA on May 09th.   My work will be up for display for the whole month til the first week of June, but I'll be there during opening night (May 9th) to open for them.  It would be great to see everyone if you're around the area!   Note: This place has good food and a full bar! :)  Not to mention a figure drawing session before my artist talk at 8:30pm




Facebook event page (RSVP!)
More info & RSVP HERE!


My facebook page here!



Hers's some info (more will be posted on my fb event page)

Location:
Apache Cafe
64 3rd Street N.W.
www.apachecafe.info
404-875-5436

Time:
Doors at 7PM
Artist Talk at 8:30PM
FREE TO GET IN before 9PM, $5 after
$5 for sketch artist and photographers*

*There's a figure drawing session at 7:30pm; $5 if you want to sketch or photograph.


UPDATE: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP! THE SHOW WAS AWESOME BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS!


Cheers,
Benny


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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Kina - Cambridge
  • Watching: WFproductions - Strangers, again.

MOMOCON 2011 TEASER VIDEO

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 24, 2011, 9:44 PM


Hey everyone,

Sorry for the late update but I've been real busy during and after the con.  First of all, I do apologize to those of you I didn't get a chance to do a shoot with; I was a bit swamped while trying doing the best I can, but since I also got other out of con matters to attend to I was everywhere the whole weekend lol.  (I promise I'll organize it better next time!!)

Second of all; it was a pleasure shooting with everyone and hope I'll get a chance to process them asap.   In the mean time, I have a treat for those who haven't seen it yet.




== MOMOCON 2011 TEASER ==

So I've put together a video teaser on my facebook fanpage to the photoshoots I've done over the weekend.

So enjoy! :)   (Do click "View in High Quality" to appreciate it better!)
www.facebook.com/video/video.p…



Note: Starting Monday (March 28th), I'll be uploading a new photoshoot per day until the end of the week, so do come back and check it out! :)


Cheers,
Benny
www.emanonDesign.com
BennyL@emanonDesign.com


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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: B.oB. - Airplanes

= MOMOCON! =

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 13, 2011, 7:59 AM


Hey all!

Just want to update my journal a bit and let those who are coming to MOMOCON know that I'm putting up a list for people to sign up for photoshoots!  I can't guarantee, but I urge you to sign up anyway :)  If you are interested, please leave a comment in the following format:

1. Availability (Fri, Sat, or Sun; Morning, Afternoon, or Night too if possible)
2. What Series & Character
3. Email address to contact with (If you're not comfortable sharing it here I'll just send you a dA note)
4. Reason why you want to shoot with me (This is completely optional but I'm just curious :) )


Either way, hope to see everyone there! :)



Cheers,
Benny
www.emanonDesign.com


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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Athlete - Hurricane
  • Drinking: OJ

Wrapping up

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 24, 2010, 2:52 PM


I must be one of those people who doesn't update their journals as often; because the last time I updated my journal was several months ago ><  Then again, I'm not sure if anyone actually read my journals and photographers tend to update less than artists unless they travel a lot. (which I currently don't lol)

Well looking back this year, I was very fortunate to be able to work with many talented people, whether they be cosplayers, models, makeup artists, and even other artists and photographers.

I've grown a lot this year and you might've noticed that I'm expanding into filmmaking if you're a fan of my facebook page (www.facebook.com/BennyLeePhotography)
^^
As the year draws near to an end, I'm trying to wrap up several projects so do stop by my dA or fb page time to time for my latest work! :)


Note: Black friday's just around the corner; and I see a lot of great deals going on that day. (especially photography gears if you're a photographer)  So don't miss out!


Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Cheers,
Benny
www.emanonDesign.com


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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Playing: Minecraft &amp; SCII
  • Drinking: eggdrop soup
I know it's long overdue but I've been working my butt off on it. At the same time I had to take care of school work, freelance photography work, and some secret projects I can't reveal at the moment. (yup, that's right)  

The site is not completely how I want it to be and it needs to be polished and it's got some bugs to be to fixed too. I'll continue to work on it as time goes by, but for now, it's officially up and running! :D


Once again, I appreciate for all the support, birthday wishes, favs and watches, and I do apologize for not getting back to many people for the longest time ><   I'll work on that and hopefully will produce more work to share with everyone ^^/

In case you've forgotten, the website is emanonDesign.com   (www.emanonDesign.com)

Be sure to check out my facebook page for latest updates!
Link (www.facebook.com/BennyLeePhoto…


P/S:  A lot of people have asked me in the past what does 'emanon' mean or what does it stand for;  it's actually something I came up back when I was in my high school programming class, and it's 'no name' spelled backwards  ^^  Hope that clears things up a bit


Cheers,
Benny
email: BennyL@emanonDesign.com
  • Mood: Joy
  • Playing: Peace Walker &amp; Red Dead Redemption
Well,  technically it's my photos that got featured but I'm so grateful and excited! especially by GAME INFORMER! XD  

I just want to thank everyone who supported my photography and those who have faved and watched me! :D

I'm proud to inform everyone that my Mirror's Edge photos are featured on the GAME INFORMER site!  

Link ==> gameinformer.com/blogs/editors… <== Link
(You may find this on the front page of GameInformer.com under "Blogs")

It was such an honor! only makes me want to work even harder from now on so I won't disappoint peeps in the future



Special Thanks to Meagan VanBurkleo (Associate Editor) of GAME INFORMER for featuring me :D


Note: And what a great prank, deviantart. I knew something was weird today on dA.
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: mflo
  • Playing: Heavy Rain, FF13, GoW3, &amp; Bad company 2
  • Eating: Nada
For those who are from my previous account (Sekainoichitaka), you should already know that I'm moving away from that account and switch to this one very soon. Reasons being a) the name is easier to recognize and b) better organize my stuff.

I'll start moving my photos very soon as well as getting rid of a lot of them from my old account as well. So be sure to continue to watch me from this account and re-fav anything if you would like to.

I apologize for the inconvenience!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: owl city
  • Eating: Pizza

Here goes my first jounal:

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 19, 2009, 3:20 PM
Hey ya!

Even though this account is fairly new; I've been around dA for years, but due to the range of work I'm expanding into I've decided to creat this account dedicated only for my design works.

I'm both an industrial designer and a photographer, and this is my ID dA account.  To view my photography work, you may either visit my photography dA at  :iconsekainoichitaka:  , or you can visit my website at www.emanondesign.com (emanonDesign dot com)  :)


So with everything said, I welcome you to my dA page and hope you'll enjoy my work as a designer.


Note: Don't like my design work? How about taking a look from my photography work? :iconsekainoichitaka:  :D


A Collaboration between sedART & petercui

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: owl city - on the wing
  • Eating: Pizza