TIAMO (Sylvia Lim) Presents Jonathan Cheng at M-IFW 2007

So my first time shooting catwalk actually, I’ve always considered it but never really tried before. I thought it might be tough as I don’t have a f/2.8 telephoto lens as I’m using the cheapo 70-300mm VR (f/4.5-5.6). I love the lens, but I guess I have to get the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens one day – weighs a tonne and costs a bomb *sigh*.

I went to M-IFW 2007 on the opening day in the afternoon to shoot TIAMO (brainchild of Sylvia Lim) Presents Jonathan Cheng, and then Triumph after that.

Designs by Jonathan Cheng and accessories/jewelery by TIAMO.

It was a pretty interesting experience, the lights had a tend to blow the highlights and the background was fairly dark – so getting decent subject separation wasn’t too hard. I couldn’t get a good spot in the middle at the front though as the platform was quite crowded.

The angle I got wasn’t too bad though as it meant I could get the model and the brand in 🙂

It was a very subdued collection, mostly black with a bit of white and grey, heavy black eye makeup and solemn expressions.

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

The models exiting.


Sylvia Lim – the brains behind TIAMO.

Sylvia Lim

So what do you think?

You can see the full set here:

M-IFW TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng – Nov 2007

Triumph coming soon for all you underwear fans *wink*.




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12 Responses to TIAMO (Sylvia Lim) Presents Jonathan Cheng at M-IFW 2007

  1. pinkpau November 26, 2007 at 7:54 am #

    very nice pictures! i like the 1st, and 4rd from bottom best!

    sigh. dresses. *swoon

  2. Mark November 26, 2007 at 11:15 am #

    Congrats on your new 70-200mm lens!

  3. ShaolinTiger November 26, 2007 at 2:36 pm #

    pinkpau: Thanks! I was looking forwards to the Carven Ong show the next day, but I couldn’t make it – he has some great designs.

    Mark: Read carefully dude 😛 I’m using 70-300mm VR…only dreaming about 70-200mm 🙂

  4. Mark November 26, 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    Well it did mention that you might want to get the lens. So I thought u went ahead and bought it for the event. Haha. Oh well, I am also dreaming about that lens.

  5. ShaolinTiger November 26, 2007 at 2:47 pm #

    Mark: No way man, that’s 6k I definitely don’t have right now. Just a dream…hopefully one day 🙂 Especially if I can actually get paid to shoot stuff like this haha.

  6. Dr. Tan November 27, 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    Man I hate model faces.

    They’re expressionless like…. *giggle* you know…

  7. ShaolinTiger November 29, 2007 at 7:12 pm #

    Dr. Tan: LOL – they were supposed to be like that for this set I think.

  8. aprilcherrie December 2, 2007 at 11:48 am #

    no wonder the cloth for 2nd picture look so familiar.. -_-” cause that’s what the Phoebe Huang wearing for Nation Care Charity Show @ Genting…

    hahaha… but come to think of it..i think Phoebe’s cloth is sponsor by Jonathan Cheng too…

  9. Simon Seow May 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    why 200 mm is better than 300 mm?

  10. Julia May 13, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    Such nice shots. But what’s with the hair? Haha.

  11. ShaolinTiger May 20, 2008 at 3:10 pm #

    Simon Seow: It’s not the focal length that matters it’s the aperture.

    Julia: Fashion mah.

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