Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

Photography: Hai Zhang

It's always fun to go back and review pictures that were shot but not always used for an article. Last year Photographer Hai Zhang came to my apartment and workspace to document it for a Chinese magazine.

He wanted to capture a very real feel to the photographs and captured a lot of both spaces by hand held. That means he did not use a tripod and snapped quite freely. For me as a Art Director and Stylist at SMH, Inc, it's often hard to let go and not try and tidy up a space and compose it in such a way that I am used too. As it turns out, I was having quite a dramatic day putting out a fire with a temperamental set builder who were threatening to pull out of a job last minute which never usually happens and I spent most of the time dealing with that instead of being able to be there for poor Hai. 

As a result, I think he was able to capture the space in a different way than expected and with a spirit that is unique. I found these images on his website and many of these images were not used in the whole article so it was a pleasure to see the shoot with fresh eyes. I hope you agree too.

Check out the series here.

 

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