Tell us about your background. When and how did you pick up a camera?"
"I started to draw when I was two years old, then I went to high school at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Drama, and graduated college from Central Academy of Fine Arts. The main thing in my life is to be artistic. I focused on painting and sculpture-based traditional arts when I was in school, but I never really thought of being a photographer. Back then, artists didn't really make money or get that much attention. I was not [recognized as] a photographer in the photography industry because my works look like paintings; I was not [recognized as] an artist in the art industry because my work went in fashion magazines. I was in a very special place back then."
Photographed by Chen Man