It's a mark of confidence that Asia's ethnically diverse societies have been turning away from Anglo-European images expression and increasingly celebrating and drawing inspiration from the beauty around them. Advertising has turned from a reliance on western faces and bodies to sell luxury. South Korea's fashion and lifestyle magazines feature Koreans.
MOXIE is a word that has its origins from an American soft-drink, supposedly bitter tasting, and thereby giving the impression that anyone who could stomach the stuff was brave or courageous. Subsequently, the word became synonymous with spunk, sassiness and spirited attitude — someone with guts or balls. In all the years I have been photographing Asian men, I have always admired them for their courage and trust in me.
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. The appeal of Asians have been on the rise in recent times and so has the search been for photography that captures this niche market interest.
Along with his photography, Yip paints and draws. My parents gave birth to me in a small but charming little town in the Saskatchewan prairies. I dreamed of becoming an artist at a very young age, but I was sidetracked into believing that architecture would be my chosen profession. I was wrong.
AM] by Norm YipHardcover. This book of beautifully sculpted male nudes is an example of just how fine photography books can be. The quality of the reproductions is near perfect with both black and white and richly full color images on the finest paper.
The appeal of Asians have been on the rise in recent times and so has the search been for photography that captures this niche market interest. With models from Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, the men that appear in this volume will mark a new beginning to Asian male photography. From the sensuous and erotic to pensive and poetic, Norm captures a mysterious beauty that is beyond the surface.
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New York, N. Beyond Skin by Norm Yip. Beyond Skin by Norm Yip is a photographic journey of identity, acceptance, and beauty.
The human figure has always been a common subject of visual art. The Hong Kong-based artist's thought-provoking insight into the Asian male form and lifestyle is riveting in its boldness and sensuality capturing the male physique at its most vulnerable. This exhibition, a collaboration with collector and curator James Tong, was brought together to raise awareness and support for the right of LGBT persons to marry.
Norm Yip, a respected Asian male photographer based in Hong Kong, realized he had something special when photos from his first assignment with HK Magazine made it to the cover. Having moved from Toronto in to work as an architect, he realized that photography was his greater passion, and in decided to take the leap into the world of photography and art. He relied on a background in architecture to distinguish his photographic approach.