Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a freelancer photographer based in Shanghai, featuring documentary, portrait and still life photography. I graduated from Spéos-Paris this year. I used to work in wine industry as an editor for wine & life style net medias.
Tell us about one of your favourite projects and what inspired you to do it
My still life project ’Lost in time’. I was inspired by Gilbert Garcin’s photos and Dali’s surrealist painting. I am trying to express my feeling about ‘time’ in the context of the Covid epidemic :the imagination helps us to extend our time and space.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on my new documentary photography project ‘ Dinning table’.
Who are your biggest influencers in the industry?
Stephen Shore, Diane Arbus and Eve Arnold
What was the last thing that inspired you?
I am recently inspired by the old photo albums of my grandparents, the way they display the ‘family tree’ of a traditional Chinese family is very interesting. I want to use these old photos and the layout for re-creation photography.
Tell us why it's important for you to have a photographer portfolio website
The process of building my website is the best chance I ever had to re-organise, select and examine closely all my works. It definitely helps me find the pictures that best represent my style and it becomes my most intuitive resume.
As a photographer what are your tips in building a photographer portfolio website?
Tips: draw your ideal layout on a paper first to measure the overall, start with the decision on category column, add from one photo or one subject and gradually plump it up; To avoid: uploading too many elements, colours and photos at the beginning; Probably 2-10 projects for each category(for me there are 3 categories: Still life, Documentary and Portrait).
How do you market yourself?
Social medias, website and my social network.