Chang-Liu

Fashion

 

I'm really sorry but, I don’t have any muse: an interview with Chang-Liu

 
Chang-Liu by Wül magazine
 
 

Interview by

Stasia Khmelnitski

Photography by

Chang-Liu

 

Chang-Liu, a fashion and documentary photographer, based in China. Chang-Liu’s photographs appeared in Fucking Young Magazine, Sicky Magazine, Vanity Teen, and more.

Space, fashion, snappy elements catch an avant-guard moment in time are carefully absorbed into the work. The photographs create a feeling of alienation showing a world that is living by its own rules we didn’t learn yet.

 
 
 
Chang-Liu by Wul magazine
Chang-Liu by Wul magazine
 
 
 

Hi Chang-Liu! Thank you for agreeing to collaborate on this interview! Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a normal girl raised in China who had the luck to study abroad in Spain for 6 years. I love to hang out in the museums on earth.

 

Great directors have a muse like Martin Scorsese filming Leonardo DiCaprio. What can you tell about your muse?

I'm really sorry but I don't have any muse.

 

What is your passion in life?

Keep getting excited.

 

Where are you located? How is this place like?

Currently, I live in a Southwest city in China. It's a place with a perfect combination of culture and modern life.

 

Appears you have found a perfect balance between black and white photography and edgy contrasts of color. How did your attitude to color change with time?   

I've been always fascinated so much by black and white, because in my opinion, when every color fades, people will stop and start to imagine the story behind photos not swiping them all the time. On the contrary, managing color is one of the most difficult things in photography. It's more like creating a painting not only just a picture. We have to make sequences in our works, one sets off another (color), for example.

 
 
 
Chang-Liu by Wul magazine
 
 
 

Appears you have found a perfect balance between black and white photography and edgy contrasts of color. How did your attitude to color change with time?

 

"When every color fades, people will stop and start to imagine the story behind photos not swiping them all the time".

 
 
 
Chang-Liu by Wul magazine
Chang-Liu by Wul magazine
 
 
 

What is a most important thing to do while working with models? How do you get the perfect posture, the perfect angle, the perfect expression?

 

"Well, I think a pre-arranged mood is essential while working with models. I don't like letting them stand there and keep shooting them all the time. All postures, angles, and the concept are well designed before picking my camera up. I think it's a big convenience for all the team. Time of everybody is precious and short, I don't want them wasting too much time on a shooting".

 
 
 
Chang-Liu by Wul magazine
 
 

What is an emotion that you feel is the hardest to transmit in a photograph?

Meditation and emptiness.

 

What makes you excited about fashion?

Fashion itself.

 

How does social media influence your work?

Some magazines came to invite me to submit stories for them and be approved by people that work in photography.

 

Your favorite location?

Toulouse.

 

Whom did you dream to become when you were a child?

Clint Eastwood.

 

What is a message you want an audience to get from your works?

If they can get what I feel it would be terrific. But I think it's difficult to let everybody understand you. Especially photography for me is such a private form to express myself. So, I guess I don’t have an answer.

 

What does space mean to you? “Dream outer space trip” for the Fucking Young Magazine.

We are nothing compared to the universe, either our tissue in biology or awareness. Space can absorb all the elements and energies. We are tiny like ants, we will be dust in the end, so let's be giant in minds.

 

What do you plan to do in 30 years from now?

Actually, I never have plans in my life, I think life is undefined. If we call it as a long-term goal, I'm planning to shoot things that one day my works will be displayed in an exhibition.

 

Tell about your next challenge.

Get my first commercial shooting go well.

 
 
 
Chang-Liu by Wül magazine
Chang-Liu by Wül magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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