The Macallan Whisky Bar and Lounge at Galaxy Macau has been a hangout for the upper tiers of casino management in Macau since it opened. Executives from the Galaxy Group as well as competing properties can be found warming the venue's leather-ensconced sofas and plush chairs on just about every night of the week.
Pictures from recent editorial and commercial photography assignments around China, Macau, and Hong Kong. Most work involves food, portraiture, or industrial locations.
Business portraits in Hong Kong come with a unique set of challenges: The spaces available are usually cramped, boxy and beige; available time is often limited, and the personalities involved are frequently temperamental. Lucky for me, Raphael le Masne de Chermont has an exceptionally genial temperament and the Shanghai Tang boutique in Central is far more shapely than most other retail spaces in Hong Kong.
Since its opening, The Tasting Room has been one of the most highly-regarded restaurants in Macau. Chef Guillaume Galliot's work has consistently earned Michelin star ratings, while the venue, which is perched along a long bank of windows overlooking Cotai, boasts one of the most commanding views in the City of Dreams resort complex.
Macau has a wealth of new hotels opening or expanding at the moment; Wynn has a huge new development that is nearing completion, Melco Crown is in the process of unwrapping their Studio City resort, and Galaxy recently inaugurated the second phase of their flagship property. That's great news for those of us who cover Macau; media outlets flock to bright, new shiny things in a manner that is most unseemly, and where publishers go, so do photographers.