Taliza didn’t come all the way to Penang to be dragged into posing for an impromptu photoshoot, but we had just left her mom in a cafe to chill with a friend and had nowhere else to go. It was drizzling so we were just in the car, driving around aimlessly, which, when it comes to that, I like the roads in Batu Ferringhi with the sea on one side and greenery on the other.
We passed this abandoned basketball court I have always been itching to shoot in, but always forgot about. It had just stopped drizzling and the weather was incredible, so I made a U-turn and went back to the court. Taliza was probably dreading it, but I think a photoshoot with her is long overdue.
There were stray dogs resting in the court, but they kindly vacated the area quietly when we went in. Taliza had brought her speakers so we put it to full volume (the speaker was literally jumping) and began shooting, and it was true what she said, that it felt like a Grimes music video.