Leo Lam : the Blog

Humanist, entrepreneur, sustainable energy researcher, fashion photographer

Modeling in Seattle

Hannah Larson at TCM Models

 (Updated March 2015) For some reason I have been receiving a lot of modeling inquiries lately from people who are aspiring to become one.  Instead of replying to it all, let me list the proper steps of approaching modeling in our city.  I am not a modeling agency, even though I work with a lot […]

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LOUIE 2013 Spring/Summer Campaign

LOUIE Lookbook Campaign

Supporting a beautifully designed “tween” line from Seattle. LOUIE received much critical acclaim at the Playtime Tradeshow in New York. You should be seeing them at the stores next year. Design by Ann Marie Louie and Liesl Getcheco. Makeup/hair by Liesl Getcheco. Models: Lauren @ SMG and Ana.

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9 Steps to a Better Portfolio – Guest Blog by Christopher Natsuume – Co-Founder of BoomZap

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Christopher and I were classmates at the UW Foster Business School.  He has since founded one of the most successful casual game companies in the world Boomzap.  I am very glad that he agreed to write this blog, which is as applicable to photographers as it is to any visual creatives. 9 Steps to a […]

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Jesica Milton F/W 2011 in 180 Mag

Jesica Milton F/W 11 Designer Collection

A new editorial featuring one of Seattle’s most promising designers Jesica Milton‘s 2011 F/W collection is now showing in 180 Mag’s Summer Edition. Jesica was the winner of Seattle Magazine’s Seamless in Seattle competition, and one of the best graduates of the New York Fashion Academy in Seattle.  Check out this beautiful collection!

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Congratulations to Jennifer Cole

A big congratulations to Seattle’s own Jennifer Cole, for winning the 2011 PBA Beacon Award!  We created these entries a few months ago and I had a wonderful time working with Jennifer.  She is incredibly talented, driven, humble and sweet.  I love the energy we had and I am sure there will be many more […]

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A slightly sexier editorial showing at Photographer&Muse.  “Bound”.  NSFW. Click on the image to see full-screen slideshows.  Hope you enjoy it. Model was Hattie Watson.

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Quietly Brilliant

“Quietly Brilliant”.  I am talking about Derek Andrew Inc., with their two prominent lines in major high-end outlets. Featuring Aimee from ANTM Season 10 and her first editorial in over a year, and as angelic as ever. Styled by Tanya Min Jee using CORSON and Twisted Heart from Derek Andrew.  Makeup & hair by Estelle […]

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Photography book list for beginners

Over the past years I have been asked many times what books I would recommend for aspiring photographers to learn the craft.  Instead of repeating it for every one individually, I have compiled the list here. Not everything in life can be learned by doing.  Sometimes, a bit of reading can save you countless hours […]

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Kurv Magazine Issue 23

CC Fontana photographed by Wolf189 in Kurv Magazine.  Retouched by me. Click to see larger slideshow.

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In response to Japan’s earthquake

Progress: Updated: 3/17/2011 Fundraising impact:  $1,815 Original post: The sight and sound from Japan are truly horrifying.  The scale of the disaster is unprecedented.  Japan is such an organized country but even with that the devastation is completely mind-boggling, and the loss tremendous. I am hoping that I could help raise some funds to support […]

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