Photoshoot Round-up: Still Blooming

 

I guess flower season is still not over, for here’s another slew of photoshoots featuring flowers either in gardens or nature.

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Photoshoot Round-up: Photographer Luo Yang

Photographer Luo Yang is one of the fastest-rising fashion photographers in the past year, a year with a lot of diverse, young photographers hitting the scene. Her photoshoot with Chun Xia was voted the best fashion magazine cover of year by fans and a panel of professionals, and imo it’s well-deserved.  Here are some of her works, including with Ma Sichun, Jiang WenliXiao Wen Ju, Zhong Chuxi, Chun Xia, Chen Feiyu, Li Meng, and Jing Tian.

The rawness captured in her photoshoots bring an unique perspective to the fashion magazine photography scene. I also love how her photoshoots subtly shows  Chinese influences without making it in-your-face.  It’s a part of what I see as a growing movement by Chinese artists to move away from the bold, explicit cultural elements like in the works of Chen Man. Another recent example is the embroidery Beauty Portraits by Leslie Zhang and Liu Zongyuan.

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Beauty Portraits for five rising actresses

Li Qin’s fan-shaped earrings with a hand makes me want to get my ears pierced

Five up-and-rising actresses pose for a  set of  photoshoots with traditional Chinese embroidery for a new take on the traditional Chinese painting style of Beauty Portraits.  The pieces borrowed from the Taizhou Museum of Embroidery isn’t featured that much, but at least the actresses are beautiful.

They are: Li Qin (Princess Agents) , Yang Caiyu (Youth),  Zhong Chuxi ( Youth), Xin Zhilei (Brotherhood of Blades II), and Li Meng (A Better Tomorrow 2018).

Which photos are the best?

Zhong Chuxi painting the Cfensi banner with that sash.

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Feng Xiaogang takes viewers back to the 1970s in upcoming film Youth

Directed by Feng Xiaogang (I Am Not Madame Bovary)Youth follows the story of Liu Feng, played by Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission), as he goes from popular dancer in the art troupe to a soldier on the real battlefield.

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Huang Xuan to lead Feng Xiaogang’s latest film

Huang Xuan (The Interpreter) is on a roll! He was part of Zhang Yimou’s action-adventure film The Great Wall, recently wrapped up filming for Chen Kaige’s Legend of the Demon Cat and now he’s headlining Feng Xiaogang’s In Youth 芳华. Huang Xuan definitely deserves his success, and I’m glad directors and producers are starting to recognise his talent.

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