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Before we start, please read my testimonials. In particular, I would like to highlight the testimonial from bungie.bungie. Her unsolicited testimonial truly highlights the goal of my photostream. I am honored by her words and consider them each and every time I take a photo or post one in my stream.
PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A MISSION!
* To create an appreciation of Asian culture, style, and beauty
* To open doors and promote positive cross cultural interactions
* To develop a stronger awareness of contemporary Asian issues
* To build confidence in young Asian women
WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE...
Do you need to be a model to be beautiful? Are beautiful people only found in magazines, on TV, or in movies? No, everyday we pass by beautiful people whose beauty rivals (or perhaps even passes) the world's "idols."
My favorite flower is the cherry blossom. The Japanese call this flower the "Sakura." It comes in many different varieties and colors, each renowned for its unique beauty. This beautiful flower has a lot of symbolism throughout Asia.
In China, the cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty. In Japan, this flowering tree is planted and cultivated for its beauty. Moreover, in Japan, cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times.
Each day we are given little moments of time where we are blessed with the beauty of a stranger that may merely pass us by. The moment is all too short- much like the temporary beauty of a cherry blossom. It is beautiful, but fleeting, and we are left with a mere memory. And so, it is those strangers who are the "models" for my images.
Through photography, we are able to capture that memory, to assist ourselves in our remembrance. And to share the beauty with others, so that they too may appreciate it's splendor.
Through my photos, I attempt to highlight everyday beauty that we pass on the streets. Unfortunately, all to often that beautiful moment passes too quickly. Time may march on, but hopefully my photography will retain the magical beauty of that moment forever. I also hope to document current fashion, styles, trends, and hairstyles.
All of the images here are MY OWN images taken with various cameras. My newest camera is a Canon 5D Mark III.
I believe that women are at their most beautiful when acting naturally, un-posed, and simply enjoying life (candidly). My photos attempt to capture that moment without disturbing their natural beauty. I take my photos in public places without feeling the need to “hide.” When I am taking my photos, it is quite obvious that I am taking photos (particularly with my new SLR) and if ever asked by my subject, the photo is deleted and never published. If you are in one of my photos published here on Flickr and wish to have it removed, please email me and I will honor your request.
My collections and sets are designed to help you navigate my photos. Please do take the time to go back and view my older photos.
Lastly, I thrive on and welcome your comments, notes, and favorites. But I ask that you respect my desire to maintain a safe photostream (not to mention showing honor and respect to the girls in the photos) - so please keep your comments respectable.
Find me elsewhere on the web!
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- Asian Purple 653 photos, 195 members
- Asian Blue 904 photos, 137 members
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- Asian Black 2,212 photos, 437 members
- Asian PINK 1,778 photos, 317 members
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- Asian portrait 12,678 photos, 565 members
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- It Was Supposed to be Candid/ Strike a Pose! 910 photos, 194 members
- Candid Couples 892 photos, 205 members
- Flickr Hacks 419 photos, 21,998 members
"As i write this, i have only been taking pictures just over a year and one thing that keeps me yearning for more, especially in the street photography realm, is this man here, yes this very one! Teban!
His street shots are so interesting to watch, very well presented and SUPER SHARP!!!! It is the sharpness and cleanness of his images that motivates me to shoot even better pictures everyday. I cower at times doing street photography and a min spent on his page kicks me in the butt to go out there and get better pictures.
One thing I found even more interesting about his pictures were his "CAPTIONS" He captions them so interestingly, u never get board going thru his stream. One of my fav. is 'somewhere out there' and such pictures make u actually wonder what the subject is looking at.
I would simple say Teban, ur pictures are a goldmine for anyone who is willing to take-up street photography, i know i just started digging but because of you, i am going to dig deeper and sharper, and bolder.
Thank you for sharing all these pictures.
January 1st, 2013
"First of all,Asian Infatuation's photostream is awsome.I can say that it's the best photostream in all my friends,and I mean that.His photos inspire me and I wold love to do the same thing that he does: take pictures of all asian women.I would sitt all day and look at he's photos,but unfortunately,I don't have all that time.So,every day I look at his photos and wish to do this more and more.If I would have time and enough money to buy a professional camera,I would do exactly the same thing as he does. Thank you for inspiring me,and good luck in the future.(P.S. you're a true friend)"
November 13th, 2010
"His picture taking is absolutely amazing. His clear grasp on the asian culture and their way of life is simply extrordinary. He is my inspiration for everything that I do. It's such an amazing experience just looking at his images of Japan. Their fashion, their actions, their moods, everything about them is wonderful. And he was able to make all that come to life. If you really take a good look at his photostream, you'll feel like your walking the streets of Japan in your own home!"
May 27th, 2010
Mr. 38 (Read my Profile) says:
"His photos inspired me to do the same thing in Singapore too!!! Thank you to him!!! ;-)"
February 22nd, 2010
"This guy is extremely talented in taking pictures of the most beautiful asian women!
He obviously has an eye for true beauty, and he knows to use his equipment very, very well.
Whenever I go through his stream (and I do this on a regular basis) I am stunned by his wonderful pictures.
He is an artist in his own way, and I hope we all will be able to see his wonderful pictures for a long time.
Keep the excellent work!"
December 28th, 2009
"You are lucky enough to be reading the pages of a Master at work... a master at depicting the true and honest beauty of the asian woman... a true master in his craft that many seek to imitate, (myself included) but can never master... Teb, you are an absolute inspiration and a true gentleman."
October 30th, 2009
"I've seen Teban's pictures for some time now and they always had a good feel to them. After getting a chance to shoot with him yesterday afternoon I am starting to understand why. Despite the big lens and close shots he takes he is respectful and interacts on a personal and friendly level with his subjects in a way that is enjoyable to be a part of. There are people who may have a problem with how he works, but I think the vast majority of them are not in front of his lens.
I'm not sure how he manages to project "nice guy" through a 70-200 Canon zoom but he does! On a personal note it was great to have an opportunity to see a slice of my day through another set of eyes!"
October 18th, 2009
"Ai displays the largest collection of candid Asian Women in one place that I have ever seen.
His crystal clear photography shows a side of Asian women that is inspiring to both men and women alike. The natural beauty he captures just blows me away.
Once I have started looking at his photos, I look at the clock and have lost 2 hours each time. Great job. You will not be disappointed."
June 28th, 2009
Go Big Red says:
"Teban is a true gentleman and a passionate photographer. His keen eye and appreciation for Asian beauty is obvious in his photostream."
April 19th, 2009
"Just to confirm my testimony as car2407... What a incredible work you have done in all your pics.... It is delicious to see them... and the way you capture the beauty of that incredible asian women...
I am still your fan... Thanks for that incredible sharing..."
March 27th, 2009
"Teban is an amazing photographer. I love checking out his photo stream and seeing all the "true" beauties of the world. He captures everyday women in their natural environment and their natural smiles and faces. Its really refreshing rather then staring at photoshopped "hollywood." I also gain many fashion tips. (thank you^^) As a person Teban is very kind hearted and respectful to everyone around him. I'm so glad to be one of this contacts."
February 19th, 2009
"Yeah, i have yellow fever too!
This guy has one of the best collections of candid gorgeous asian women i have seen, it is amazing, i always enjoy browsing his pics, and now he is shooting models even more gorgeous asian women we get to see.
Thanks for all the hard work, your a champion."
January 27th, 2009
"T is one of my favorite photographers on flickr. He captures the beauty of life as it moves about us with a keen sense of timing, spirit and verve! He calls in on a wide variety of locales and employs many styles to maintain viewer interest.
I look to him as a mentor for my own work and often marvel at his skill. His groups are some of the best on flickr. I hope to have coffee with him in Bangkok someday overlooking the stairs"
December 24th, 2008
"Teben is a true artist!! His work truly reflects his Hawaiian heritage of love and generosity, as he shares his love of Asian Beauty!! His Infatuation is one shared by those of us he has allowed into his world!! Yellow fever, indeed!! We, who enjoy his Stream of Beauty are all truly infected by that "disease"! I, for one, would rather die from it than be cured of it!! Continue your Brave Quest to capture the Beauty of our Asian Sisters, my friend!! Yours is a true Quest of Epic Nature!! I say Mahalo Nui Loa!!"
November 7th, 2008
"AMAZING !! All he did : GREAT ! Absolutely GREAT.. I love his candid shots style.. I love his style, looks natural & beautiful... maybe I must learn from Asian Infatuation for courageness.. Congratulations for Asian Infatuation.. more than 1 million people watched his photostream."
November 4th, 2008
"I am really happy when I visit your photostream, and see how women around the world are. Through that, I can connect to the real world( not just pictures of beautful celebrities on newspaper or magazine), and that's so cool. Keep up your great works my dear friend :* :* :*"
September 26th, 2008
"The beauty that Teban(A.I) captures really inspires me...as an Asian girl myself...I truly commend him and thank him for taking pictures that: capture the beauty of Asian women in a way that doesn't exploit us and shows aspects of us Asian women that most do not see. I myself can truly appreciate viewing his photostream time and time again.
July 21st, 2008
"His work is simply put, Amazing. Love the quality and the taste of this great photographer!!"
June 22nd, 2008
"Some of the best photos of Asian beauty on Flickr. Many photos are of people as you would see them in every day life, all respectfully and tastefully done. Keep up the good work!"
June 18th, 2008
"u are sharing so many nice photos thanks! There's already 2 things we agree on...we're both enamored with Asian women & that beauty isn't necessarily equated to nudity. I prefer to see girls with their clothes on. BTW I also live in Van & work near where some of these photos were taken."
June 8th, 2008
"I know the work of asian infatuation... following the comments in other friends work, like Ossie (the master), Bob and so many more and I really like it.....also the candid pix posted in every set. It is a different and wonderful point of view of the real life through the beauty of that amazing asian Ladies....
Thanks for consider me a friend... your work is so good...."
May 19th, 2008
Nikita Hengbok says:
"I've no need to be in Hawaii to know what's like at Waikiki Beach! xD
So many nice shots of lovely Asian girls by this fellow!
I'm sort of worry if I ever visit Hawaii & go to that beach... I'll most probably be secretly shot by him! Hahaha! LOL! xD"
May 5th, 2008
"I'm a fan of your work! I believe that you honestly respect women and their beauty. Your photos are not vulgar, or distasteful in any way towards your subjects. That is the essential difference between what you do, and the street voyeurs out there. Your photos are appropriately called "Candids" because they are not lewd pictures of attractive women, in sexually provocative positions. Nor do you just take pictures of women's bodyparts, which might suggest you see them as a collection of parts. You capture the beauty of women going through their everyday lives.
I respect your candids, and your effort to elevate the intrinsic beauty qualities Asian woman possess. You make women feel appreciated, when they go to so much effort to present themselves publicly. It's flattering when a photographer trains his camera on them, treating them like stars. ^_^
Keep up the good work! I will most definitely keep following you. All the best to you!"
March 31st, 2008
"AI is one of the best female candid photographers in flickr. He has a great choice of subjects, and compose the shot to give you a feeling of what was going on at that moment. Definitely one of my favorite collections here."
March 13th, 2008
Steffan McGillicutti says:
"An incredible collection of Asian cuties! AI's stream shows that he is skilled and dedicated to his work. Asian Infatuation is truly appreciated by the candid community and is on par with the top candid photographers on Flickr."
January 20th, 2008
eye eye eye says:
". Intimate photographs - when you watch them it makes you feel as if you were there, on the beach, watching those women. I love this intense reality factor. The attention to detail. I have seen a lot of candid photographs of asian women made up or dressed up. But Teban's collection is entirely different. A charming collection that cherishes the natural beauty, not only ethnic beauty but make-up- less beauty."
November 21st, 2007
"If you're into asian girls and candids, teban4u's photostream is the ultimate destination. You'll see the finest young tourists in Waikiki. With the funny titles he adds to his pictures, this is one of the most entertaining flickr accounts I've seen."
August 9th, 2007
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