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The Macallan MOP6 Steven Klein Edition Launch Party!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram and tuning in to my Instastory, which I hope you have, you probably saw that I attended the Macallan’s Masters of Photography VI Steven Klein edition launch event in both Hong Kong and Taipei over the past two weekends through my Instagram live updates.

The MOP series has been known for its exquisite craftsmanship and its previous collaboration with some of the world’s well-known photography masters such as Mario Testino and Elliott Erwitt. Who knew whisky and photography can make such happy marriage?

For their sixth edition, the Macallan teamed up with Steven Klein, a New York based photographer and filmmaker who has shot big profiles such as Tom Ford, Madonna, and many more. Steven Klein’s work is often depicted as a showcase of the reality but with distinct elements of allure and dark glamour.

This specific MOP6 bottle is inspired by the time past, hence the name “Time Captured.” Time is essentially the fundamental key when it comes to both the making of the Macallan whisky and capturing the perfect shot in photography.

Okay, now that I’ve painted a basic picture of the MOP6 for you, it is time to take you all on a ride through the time capsule and experience the magic of Steven Klein and the Macallan yourselves.

In order to get to the event, we had to travel through the “time tunnel.” We hopped on

the Macallan van with our eyes covered under an eye mask and were escorted to a

secret venue. After about 10 minutes or so, we were dropped off into an unknown,

mysterious pitch-black space and there marked the beginning of the “Time Captured”


Upon arrival, we first entered the antechamber with still, mannequin like models in Thom Browne clothing pieces standing in front of several two-way mirrors. Dim lights constantly and slowly shifted on the models and it felt like the models were paused and frozen in time.