Last updated January 18 @ 3:15 PM
I have created a hidden link on this page with some additional context about our photos. See if you can find it!
There are many different ways to view these photos. The typical way to view them is to view the photostream sorted by upload date. If you want my curated daily view that's the way to view our photos. However, if you only want to see the best photos, take a look at the most popular view below or the 500+ Faves album.
A note on groups
I am leaving (but not removing photos from) all groups with this setting: This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members). I will rejoin if the restriction is removed.
faves and comments
I'm a sucker for faves and comments. Your faves and comments really do inspire and motivate me to continue updating, perfecting, and growing this gallery.
I may fave or comment on one or many of your photos. Thank you for sharing them. If you fave or comment on one or all of our photos this is my thanks to you. If I faved one or more of your photos and for some reason that bothers you, send me a mail and I will unfave them and try not to do it again. :)
No hidden treasure (WYSIWYG)
Sorry, but I don't have any photos to share in private. Seriously, I mean that. I don't mind being added as a friend but I probably would not add you as a friend. I'm personally not that interested in people's private photos (no offense intended). I'm publicly sharing whatever we are currently comfortable sharing and I'm not planning to do things in secret.
It's all about the photography
We are not interested in forming any kind of relationships other than photography related friendship. This is about sharing our photography and enjoying the photography of others. This is the amateur photographer's site, sharing the beauty of his wife and model as many other photographers share the beauty of their models here. As with those professional model photographers, there is a separation between the model and the photos of the model being shared here. This also makes this site more acceptable to other photographers who can truthfully state they are just appreciating the work from another photographer.
Age of Photos
You can find the year taken in at least three locations on most photo pages, including the exif. There are albums by year ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09...'17) so you can see the more recent photos of Mei in those albums if you wish. I do see complaints about posting older photos but I have 3 responses to that.
1. There are 50 portraits of Mei from 2017. How many portraits from this year do you have on your stream?
2. If you took these photos, would you decide not to post them because of when they were taken? My most faved image is from 2017. My 2nd most faved image is from 2004.
3. Really, the age of a photo should be irrelevant to your appreciation of the photo.
-Most views in one day: 864,496 (11/20/17)
-Chosen for group cover photo 20+ times. See the Group Cover album.
-Chosen for group icon 3x.
-Most common search term used to find our photos: Wife
-Number of times in Explore: 0
Mei (Pronounce like the month of May) and I are busy professionals. Mei is a clinical pharmacist and I'm a mechanical engineer. We have one awesome, amazing son named Aiden and a cat named Sparkles.
Mei loves to be the subject in my photos and I love capturing her beauty. Soon after we met, we decided to continue with the photos that helped us get through our long distance relationship but we wanted to make them more polished and creative. Unfortunately, that mostly went downhill when our son was born and other priorities got in the way so we haven't found much time for our modeling sessions lately. Perhaps that will change.
Mei is originally from Northeastern China in Liaoning Province, she is a city girl and the lone child of two smart and still happily married parents with professional backgrounds similar to our own. She came to the US for higher education and that's when we met.
I'm an amateur photographer and I'm fully aware that my capabilities are no match for many of the master portrait photographers here and I am taking the time to view and admire and learn from their work as well. However, the intimate relationship I have with my model has allowed me to capture some very natural portraits. We put some effort into these photos and I hope that shows. I was often asking Mei, "haven't we already done that before? I want to do something a little different." So we had to think of something to make this group of photos a little different than the last.
We took many of these photos in 2004-2005. We shared them on PBase and we both enjoyed the positive reactions. Unfortunately, there were also many negative reactions and too much discussion about personal details, particularly among the Chinese-American online community, and they dampened our enthusiasm to both take and share them.
I think time has reduced our vulnerability and so I feel more confident about the prospect of these photos reaching some level of popularity. They may not be new but they are our work and I want to share them. So I've become a real Flickr participant and figured out what makes it tick which of course has increased the exposure of our photos. I also am sharing a wider range of photos and presenting them better than I did in the past.
Enjoy our photos and I look forward to all comments and questions. I will try to stay more active here than I have in the past. Unfortunately, I may not be able to answer all of the mails though.
In general, I don't accept invites to groups that I don't have access to.
Also a note on comments, notes, and flickr mail. Please keep them in the safe zone. I realize that I am posting some photos that can be considered "sexy" and a bit revealing but for the most part these photos are taken in public places and are considered safe by Flickr and American standards. Comments/notes that cross the line from sexy to sexual or that I think are too crass or too vague will probably be removed. Don't be offended if your comment is removed, it's nothing personal. If, however, the tone of your comments as a whole are disrespectful, you may be blocked but I'll probably send a flickr mail and give you a 2nd chance to follow our rules because I understand different cultures have different norms. I will delete comments from groups that have broken image links. I will also delete comments about dates.
Flickr Group Covers
Using our photos as group covers is welcomed so please feel free to do so and many thanks to the groups that have made our photos into group covers!
DSLR Grandmaster of Photography
Photos of Chris-Creations (1)
- *Life Essence* #Opтed oυт 30/60 4,609 photos, 371 members
- Girls in Yellow (No 30/60 Groups Limit) 1,950 photos, 505 members
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- Portrait Exposition P1/A3 Moderated,♠ 5,313 photos, 727 members
- Magic Universe P1/A2 - Active Sweeper 38,700 photos, 2,439 members
- ! !^This Is Magic! Level 2 (Post 1:Award/Fave 3) 8,232 photos, 1,070 members
- ! !^Admiration Gallery Level 2 (New Codes) 6,624 photos, 848 members
- ! !^Make Me Wonder Level 2 (Post 1:Award/Fave 3) 9,762 photos, 1,088 members
- EOS Experience 372,279 photos, 3,868 members
- Flickr OBSESSION' 445,707 photos, 4,157 members
- Fotografare le persone / Photographing People 42,450 photos, 1,031 members
- Greatest hits ! 14,287 photos, 595 members
- Photos beautiful 171,282 photos, 3,589 members
- My Favourite photo - la mia foto preferita 238,180 photos, 7,602 members
- Your best of the best 310,181 photos, 3,588 members
- Candid Corporation HQ 20,370 photos, 3,979 members
- The Camera Club [El Club De La Cámara] 94,424 photos, 1,505 members
- Grupo Flickr contra el cáncer. NO GROUP LIMIT 90,551 photos, 1,493 members
- Pretty is to be happy/ Bonito é ser feliz ! 21,486 photos, 291 members
- Views: 500,000 6 photos, 44 members
- Views: 400,000 4 photos, 42 members
- Photo Artistry 16,151 photos, 816 members
- "FRIENDS" P1/A2 450,879 photos, 10,929 members
- 22.000 views - #opted out 30/60 72 photos, 11 members
- The Wonderful World of Portraits - (only invited photos) 121,168 photos, 9,492 members
- ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL - NO CHILDREN / NO PARTIAL NUDITY -P1C1 99,396 photos, 4,903 members
- ++ ENERGIA POSITIVA ++ 244,374 photos, 5,306 members
- **Explore Unexplored!** (10 Favs & No Explored) 359,305 photos, 11,078 members
- ++ ENERGIA POSITIVA NATUREZA ++ 38,280 photos, 893 members
- !Catchy Colors 4,426,743 photos, 181,970 members
- *Red Maple Award* P1 & C2 20,979 photos, 359 members
- Camera' Eyes 63 photos, 43 members
- Portrait Gallery Favorites ! 11,764 photos, 915 members
- ♦♦♦ OCCHIO FOTOGRAFICO ♦♦♦ 245,846 photos, 2,220 members
- ♦♦♦ TAGLIO FOTOGRAFICO ♦♦♦ 210,726 photos, 2,035 members
- Covert Painters & Photoshop Artists-OPTED OUT 222,657 photos, 3,714 members
- " Your BEST of Today " - Through MY Eyes 316,222 photos, 3,907 members
- Pretty Woman 21,031 photos, 1,579 members
- 5.000 / 5000 views at least (NO limits) 40,812 photos, 1,540 members
- 3.000 / 3000 views at least (NO limits) 64,815 photos, 1,597 members
- 10.000 / 10000 views at least (NO limits) 27,497 photos, 1,646 members
- 1.000 / 1000 views at least (NO limits) 221,972 photos, 2,870 members
- Diva's Den 4,249 photos, 345 members
- Visual Delights 31,755 photos, 483 members
- BOKEH PAINTING 76,714 photos, 1,903 members
- ! * 30 + Faves ~ ( Post 1, Comment + FAVE 2 ) 39,676 photos, 1,086 members
- 1100 Faves 1-2-3 (Opted Out) 20 photos, 11 members
- 900 Faves 1-2-3 (Opted Out) 16 photos, 15 members
- $750+ Faves FAVTOPMASTER Gallery Of Honour 187 photos, 41 members
- PhotoZone Level 3 9,813 photos, 953 members
"Simply one amazingly breathtaking young lady, stunningly gorgeous....
I suppose I'll have to plan a trip to Northeastern China xoxo"
November 18th, 2017
Al Macasaet says:
"Excellent photography - my favorite is the portrait of Mei through a window frame. Thanks for sharing your artistry."
January 9th, 2018
"Not only is your photography top notch, I like your sentiments in your 'About' page"
November 19th, 2017
schreibtnix on 'n off says:
"Your pics are very professional and always a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing them."
September 10th, 2017
Paul Braham Photography says:
"Nice range of photographs of a variety of subjects as well as those of the lovely Mei. Thank you for allowing us to look."
August 9th, 2017
"Beautiful images. Unique and different from any other portraits of a woman. Personal, intimate and delicate - there is strange lure to them.
But not much is said about yourself, the photographer?"
July 22nd, 2017
Poetic Dreamer2012 says:
"A very interesting aura of beauty surrounds you in a most unique way. You are eloquent, gentle, and serene in your beauty. You emit happiness, joy, life, a secret sensuality, and much more."
July 20th, 2017
"Mei , you are a extraordinary beautty , you are a little sweet princess!!"
July 15th, 2017
"ChrisandMei, I really enjoyed your photos, always with a beautiful smile and showing the joy of living!"
June 22nd, 2017
"The 2 of you are so talented in the way you capture beauty and sensuality. I look forward to all of your work."
June 10th, 2017
"Mei is an incredibly beautiful woman...thanks for sharing her beauty with the rest of the world"
June 9th, 2017
"the beauty is here, thanks"
June 8th, 2017
- April 2006
- I am:
- Male and Taken