Mengying Wang


Mengying Wang Photographer

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.

Visit Mengying Wang's website for more inspiration and don't forget to follow her on Instagram.

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