Once in blue moon, Christmas do come early. Yesterday I received a small package from one of my biggest Fuji Fan boys. Ivan Chen. He is from Taiwan. Why is he my biggest fanboys? Not just because we have the same name. Maybe that helps. I gotten acquainted with him more when he flew from Taiwan to attend my photography workshop in Singapore. Not once but twice.
Now back to the package I received from him. It’s a hand
polish piece of silver Hot Shoe with a black Fuji X logo. Its a
one off prototype. Thank you Ivan, this is special. I was
thinking hard which camera should I put this hot shoe on?
I decided it has to be the original X-Pro1. I have sandpaper
the original paint off and its in silver. Unfortunately
through the years it has oxides. So I took some sand paper
and spend another 30 minutes for a quick buffing. Wow.
It’s back into glorious state. Paired with the new hot shoe,
this look is second to none.
There is a all silver version hot shoe too. I was told the first
badge of 180 pieces failed the QC. And the second batch of
100 only 11 passed the QC test. So now you know these are
top grade hot shoe. They will not produce the silver version
in the near term.
Ivan Chen is in the process of getting ready to ship out
some of these HotShoe to potential FujiFanBoys and
Fangals globally. So while he is getting ready the logistic, do
Ivan Loh, A Fuji X-photographer is known for his quirky and different approach through his lens. He has received numerous accolades from the International Photography Award, New York and Photography Master Cup. Most Recently a Gold, 1st Place at the 2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris .
Ivan started shooting since his teenage years with his father’s Nikon SLR and he hasn’t stopped since. He has lensed campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Bossini, Nanyang Technological University(NTU) Tuas Power, Allianz Insurance, Manulife Insurance, HSBC Insurance, DHL. TNT, UOB, CAAS, Hilton Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Raffles Hotel, Diegeo, Embraer, Carlson, TATA Communication, HDB, Clark Quay, HOT FM 91.3, Kiss 92FM, JIA 88.3, Power 98, and CHIMJES.
His editorial works have appeared in magazines such as Conde Nast, Home+Living, TopGear Singapore, Her World, Cleo, Seventeen, FHM, Parents World and Home & Decor. His works have also glossed the pages of international magazines such as Asian Photography and Digital Photography(UK).
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