Un­der the Spot­light

Out­shin­ing even their daz­zling sur­round­ings, David, Vic­to­ria and Lucy Tang bring fun and glam­our to our cover shoot

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes -

As the veteran of nu­mer­ous shoots over the past four decades, the gre­gar­i­ous David Tang is re­laxed in front of the cam­era. “I’ve done this many times,” he says with a gruff smile. “Although it never fails to amaze me quite how many peo­ple you need stand­ing around just to get a few photographs.” We have another pro on set in the form of David’s daugh­ter Vic­to­ria, who worked as a fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher in London for years and even shot her own cover for Hong Kong Tatler in 2009. Th­ese days her fo­cus is on Tang Tang Tang Tang but she ad­mits she misses the adren­a­line of a shoot. “I also loved the cre­ativ­ity,” she says. “Although when I was be­hind the cam­era, I never got to dress up like this.”

David, adamant that he wants to wear his own clothes, ar­rived in a spot­ted tie and printed slip­pers for the first shot. In the sec­ond, he slots a hand­ker­chief into his pocket and, as Vic­to­ria moves closer to him, he says in a boom­ing voice, “Watch out! Don’t ob­scure my pocket square.” But he’s clearly happy to cede the lime­light to the women in his life. “I don’t know why you would want to fo­cus on me,” he says. “You should put Lucy and Vic­to­ria on the cover; they’re much bet­ter look­ing than I am.”

Both women look beau­ti­ful in the printed dresses our fash­ion ed­i­tor, Jus­tine Lee, has sourced, which high­light the eclec­tic at­mos­phere of Tang Tang Tang Tang. It’s the ideal lo­ca­tion for the shoot; de­signed to look like a glam­orous flat, ev­ery nook and cranny pro­vides another re­mark­able back­drop.

The Tangs have also gained a fan in pho­tog­ra­pher Florent Petit­frere. “I was so im­pressed by how well the three of them can pose for the cam­era,” he says. Turn to page 316 for the full story.

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