Category Archives: models and life stories

Color Explosion in Bali 

We always wanted to do this – have a go on a body painting shooting

Bali is a very inspiring environment for color’s in general and with great models (Andre, Matthew), a creative mind for the set  (Matthew), hi ISO (Fuji X-T1), a construction light, lots of body paint and supporting audience (Andey) nothing could go wrong.

Cleaning up the models and the garden afterwards was less fun then the shooting 😀

Here are some results:
Model Credit:

Matthew CiaGiant

Andre Pratama


Fuji X-T1, Zeiss 55mm M Touit


Denpasar, Bali

We hope you like our experiment !

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Shooting for Matthew CiaGiant shoes in Bali’s Green Bowl – after a glamorous presentation in Jakarta’s Club Apollo

Bali’s stylish shoe designer Matthew CiaGiant launched recently his new male shoe collection with a huge success in the “Man in Wild” fashion show in Jakarta’s famous Apollo Club.

Meet the Designer Matthew CiaGiant: 


During the show his new shoe designs including MC Reddevil , MC BlueBoots , MC Leo , etc. have been presented on the runway from selected Indonesian models.

“Man in Wild” Fashion show in Club Apollo:


The successful launch in Jakarta was followed by a photoshooting in Bali’s amazing “Green Bowl” beach.

   Model credit: Rangga Dika wearing MC Blue boots and De Andre wearing MC Reddevil

  Model credit: Rangga Dika wearing MC Tango

Model credit: De Andre wearing MC Reddevil

  Model credit: Rangga Dika wearing MC Blue boots

Model credit: Crith Andre wearing MC Leo

Our special thanks go to an amazing professional team with incredible looks. We couldn’t have a better one

Matthew, Norris, Rangga, Andre, Crith and Chris 

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Meet the team:


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“From KungFu Panda to Lean Tiger”

I came to the Middle East in July 2008, on a boiling hot afternoon, ready to embrace one of the the largest cities in the region…..

Leaving my home in Asia I had a couple of dreams: To go abroad as some many of my fellow citizens,


to get my body into a “wow” shape and once that would be accomplished …to have a photo shooting were the dreams I always had on my mind.


After only few months I had to learn that working here presented me with a new lifestyle. Sleep, eat, work is the name of the routine. It left me between craving unhealthy food like chocolates and hugging my pillows at night rather then stemming some weights in the gym.

No exercise, no diet…. before I even realized I was back to chubby like I used to be. My colleagues and friend’s were not shy in reminding me painfully the bullying I faced already in school:


“You are fat”, “KungFu Panda” and some other embarrassing descriptions motivated me to become aware of the issue and plan how to change my routines. I started a tough program in a rough phase of my life (I was changing jobs in parallel, which can be a task with existential consequences here).

A rigorous diet, squeezing out an hour of daily exercise even after tiring work hours and limited sleeping hours has been my life for the last months.

Success proved me right and the above-mentioned routines became now my hobbies. Fortunately, I overcame those bullies, maintained my health and created the body I always wanted to have.


My lesson learned: Self discipline brought me back to a healthy living lifestyle.

csFaces photography helped me to achieve the last item on my list, the photo shooting……

csFaces photography:
Model: PJ
Equipment: CANON 7D and 5DM3, 580 / 600 EX flashes
Release form: on file


When PJ and I spoke the first time he called himself ugly which appeared really weird to me not knowing yet his story. It has been a big pleasure and a real success story for both of us to help prove the opposite and fulfill one of his dreams. Being in different fields of photography so far it has been a huge learning curve for myself.

Preview: PJ “From KungFu Panda to Lean Tiger”

After an initial trial to publish some of the photos I started taking with models
(see: I decided that I would build on this and do more.

Walking the streets of London, Miami, Dubai and other metropoles there are so many beautiful, special, exotic, expressive faces and you wonder about the story behind them …….. this blog will capture and publish some of them, images and stories.cs _MG_4780 large2nd Avatar V05 (250 x 250)

Stay tuned and watch for csFaces photography 2:

PJ “From KungFu Panda to Lean Tiger”