Friday, December 17, 2010

Zhang Jing Na

One of the earliest photographers and artists that I have ever come to paid attention to. It was not long ago honestly, just merely a year plus or two ago that I have so happened to come across her work and ever since, have continued to study them in hopes that one day, perhaps I myself as an amateur photographer right now, might one day be able to create works that are somewhat close and almost as captivating as the works of hers.

What makes works of hers to be so appealing in my opinion is not merely the technical skills which this particular artist undoubtedly has. It is apparent that the lighting and composition is wonderful and utterly beautiful in her works but the key that makes them all beyond just a pretty picture and what I have been saying as 'captivating' is her remarkable ability to capture works that speak, works that are alive. So many of her photographs are able to express deep emotions through them and you feel as if the characters in them had some intense background story or strong emotions swirling in them the moment the shot was taken making these very works of hers powerfully engaging to the viewers.

The feeling brought with every shot expresses certain emotions in them and it is this emotion which makes works of hers full of impact and causes the audience to pause and ponder about the work while absorbing the whole beauty of it in. And this isn't just to be credited to the models whom I do think have excellent ability in expression but a huge part was played by Jing Na as it can be seen by how the pictures are composed, the angles, the depth of field, the lighting, the way the colors are played glues perfectly along with the emotions expressed by the character to balance everything into a perfect work. And after taking a shot at trying to be a photography visual artist myself, it has only heighten my appreciation for Jing Na's works.

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