Native Temptation

June 6, 2009

Foreword by Jo Elaine

What could be said about sin and/or redemption that haven’t been said already? The topic has been analyzed, deconstructed, and reconstructed by philosophers, scholars, clergymen, atheists, etc to no conclusive end. In this postmodern age, there isn’t a single original theory to explain why human beings repeatedly sin and continue to seek redemption in one way or another. Perhaps the most banal, straightforward answer to this question is simply that: it is human to sin. Why? Because it feels so damn good to sin! Because living in sin is a hundred times sexier and more appealing than going through life in a monastery, deprived of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll!!! Because God created us this way – full of love and passion. The poet Kahlil Gibran once wrote, “Should we all confess our sins to another, we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.” So it’s not like we’re veering away from what we were born to do, we’re just fulfilling what we were programmed to do. Even the bible managed to formulate our sins into 7 specific categories, so technically (assuming that God really did write the bible himself albeit via human hands) God already know that we were going to commit these seven and only these seven sins….. READ and FIND OUT MORE in the book!

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Opening image of the Native Temptation photo book by Eric Chang. This image is titled “Native Temptation”.

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Model: Ranita Angkosubroto (www.dutaanggada.com)

Photographer: Eric Chang (http://www.changarchive.wordpress.com)

Stylist: Jo Elaine (http://moodboardproject.wordpress.com)

Make-up and Hair-Do: Me

We all know what the 7 Deadly Sins are…. Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Lust, Vanity, Gluttony and Avarice. Each of them illustrates different colors that resembles each sins. And so what is the 8th Deadly Sin to human? Here, photographer Eric Chang illustrates what he think the 8th deadly sin is. So what is it? Scroll down to the last picture. The color is black. The deadliest sin of all…”Corruption”.

These photos are the close-up version from one of the themes “8 Deadly Sins” inside Eric Chang’s Native Temptations photo book.

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AVARICE (Yellow)

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ENVY (Green)

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GLUTTONY (Pink)

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LUST (Red)

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SLOTH (Cyan/Light Blue)

Vanity

VANITY (Deep Purple)

Wrath

WRATH (Dark Red)

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8th Deadly Sin: CORRUPTION (Black)

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Model : Sharlotta Senk (www.icongroup.co.id)

Photographer: Eric Chang (http://changarchive.wordpress.com)

Stylist: Jo Elaine (http://moodboardproject.wordpress.com)

Wardrobe by Sebastian Gunawan

Make-up and Hair-do: Me

Part II of Cindy Po’s portrait as a young pianist. This commisioned work is taken for her debut concert poster. The concert is entitled to “Tembang Untuk Negeriku” featuring Wisma Musik Rhapsody Orchestra and Sono Gamelan Ensemble.

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Cindy Po @ GWK with White Grand Piano

Talent: Cindy Po

Photographer: Eric Chang (http://changarchive.wordpress.com)

Make-up and Wardrobe by Me

Location: High Cliffs @ GWK

Cindy Po is a young pianist. Only 12 years of age, this portrait is taken for her debut concert which is going to be held on July 16, 2009. The concert is entitled to “Tembang Untuk Negeriku” featuring Wisma Musik Rhapsody Orchestra and Sono Gamelan Ensemble.

Cindy Po @ Keraton

Cindy Po @ Keraton

Cindy Po @ Keraton

Talent: Cindy Po

Photographer: Eric Chang (http://changarchive.wordpress.com)

Make-up: Me

Location: Keraton Jogjakarta

“Up In Smoke” photo shoot with model Dominique Agisca, photographer Eric Chang, stylist Jo Elaine, and wardrobe by Resnha. A spread done for the Moodboard Project. Find all the photos in the moodboard project blog. (http://www.moodboardproject.wordpress.com)

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Links to the Spread:

http://moodboardproject.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/up-in-smoke/

http://moodboardproject.wordpress.com/2009/05/23/up-in-smoke-pt-ii/

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Model: Ranita Angkosubroto

Photographer: Eric Chang (http://changarchive.wordpress.com)

Stylist: Jo Elaine (http://moodboardproject.wordpress.com)

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Model: Hessy & Sonny Kameron

Photographer: Eric Chang (http://changarchive.wordpress.com)

Stylist: Fenni Rosalina

Make-up: Me