Collab: Houa Vang & Oskar Ly

ONE OF MY CHILDHOOD DREAMS CAME TRUE

I'm not even joking around. Houa Vang is one of my biggest inspiration, I found her work back in middle school and I've been looking up to her since. You see my self portraits, yes....inspired by her and a little push from my teachers and friends, I started creating my own. So getting to collaborate with her was a freaking dream come true and I absolutely loved hanging out with her.

To make it even more extravagant, we were able to connect with Designer Oskar Ly on photographing her beautiful pieces. I literally just started asking designers if I could collaborate with them this summer and Oskar is a pretty huge deal (to me) as I've seen her as an artist and curator and all the above. Having her allow me to photograph her pieces with a huge team was a dream come true.

So let's start with behind the scenes because I also loved that I got to photograph Houa in her zone too. We had the beautiful Sophia Korm as our model, the amazing Mai Vue as our make up & hair stylist, we got lucky to have so many assistants: Yeej Moua, Touchaingkong Yang, & Houa's little brother.

This was the first shoot that I had artificial lighting as my main light source. I was super nervous that the images wouldn't turn out well but thankfully they did and I love how the images came out. Sophia is such a strong, confident and fierce individual, she totally completed the whole look.

 Designer: Oskar Ly of Os.Couture & Styling Model: Sophia Korm MUA & Hair: Mai Vue Photographer: Katherina Vang Assistant: Houa's Brother

Designer: Oskar Ly of Os.Couture & Styling
Model: Sophia Korm
MUA & Hair: Mai Vue
Photographer: Katherina Vang
Assistant: Houa's Brother

Our team was amazing!! Mai did such an amazing job with hair and makeup, Sophia totally rocked each outfit and the guys helped out so much. 

 Designer: Oskar Ly of Os.Couture & Styling Model: Sophia Korm MUA & Hair: Mai Vue Photographer: Katherina Vang

Designer: Oskar Ly of Os.Couture & Styling
Model: Sophia Korm
MUA & Hair: Mai Vue
Photographer: Katherina Vang

 Designer: Oskar Ly of Os.Couture & Styling Model: Sophia Korm MUA & Hair: Mai Vue Photographer: Katherina Vang

Designer: Oskar Ly of Os.Couture & Styling
Model: Sophia Korm
MUA & Hair: Mai Vue
Photographer: Katherina Vang

CONNECT

Photographer | Houa Vang
http://www.houavangphotography.com/
IG @houavangphotography

Photographer | Katherina Vang
IG @maivab | @maivabphotography

Designer | Oskar Ly
https://www.oskarlyart.com/
IG @oskarlyfe

Model | Sophia Korm
https://with-meraki.com/
IG @xsophianaly

MUA & Hair | Mai Vue
IG @mai.stylee

Videographer | Touchaingkong Yang
IG @teeseekay

Assistant | Yeej Moua
IG @yeejmoua