The major role of Asia in fashion is a mystery. Based on history and culture, we have many different elements to apply in the arts, clothing, photography and fashion. The mysterious parts of Asia are less to be seen in western fashion and that’s why western fashion has been tracing these for several years.
Fashion in Taiwan has been influenced greatly by the western world, as well as by Japanese, Korean and Chinese culture. Due to historical reasons, we forgot to pay attention to our own culture in the past, so you see copied styles all around Taiwan. But in the last 5 years, we started to focus on our own culture, so now we're finding our own style in fashion back.
City streets and mountain rivers.
When I was a student, I studied mechanical engineering. I transferred to Shanghai for my second job. While I was in Shanghai, I used to look around the old parts of Shanghai and watch people’s lives in old alleys. Since that time, I brought a camera and my photography life got started from that moment onwards.
As a photographer, I like to keep things staying at natural and un-staged as possible as I can. I like the postures of the walking cycle, always! So I did not think too much before shooting this set, I just found three models to walk in the city with me and wear a coat. The shooting day was quite hot, autumn in Taiwan always comes late. I worked with sweaty models that day.
I am planning a set of shooting for makeup, hair art and clothing about traditional Taiwanese opera this year. In my mind, fashion photography is not only beautiful but also natural and cultural, close to life at the same time.