From the archives: An on-set photo of Jessica Cambensy, 2007

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I’ve been receiving emails from Memolane, which looks into my Flickr and reminds me of what happened each day five, sometimes two, years ago to the day.

Five years ago, I took this photo of Jessica Cambensy on the set of my first TV commercial shoot. She was a young model, nowhere as famous/infamous as she is now (http://singaporedaily.net/2010/04/16/daily-chiobu-jessica-cambensy/) in Hong Kong and Asia; I was a young copywriter, about to learn how little power writers have on a director’s turf — eventually I figured out that I was there as a formality, and to eat the catered food.
There was lots of time between set ups for me to wander around taking photos. The shoot dragged on for over 8 hours, which she spent standing and getting her hair restyled (we went through at least 5 very different overall looks for her over the day/night), and I remember being amazed by her energy and professionalism. I would have fallen asleep or thrown a tantrum by then. She was incredibly chipper for someone who barely ate at lunch.

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