a little merry christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

going out to everyone, i hope yours is wonderful. <3
       

Friday, December 19, 2008

Though it was a while ago when first I heard about the possibility of this being the last EOY, the news of the official statements saddened me so much more than I thought it would.


My first attendance was in 2001. Funny how I remember Esca said how I should dry my hair, or at least neaten it a bit before getting out of the house.

In 2002 I started hanging out with some RG seniors, and sang to Piece of Heaven each time it played in the background.

I think it was around that time when the cosplay circle started expanding and getting complex.

And bleeding into mid 03, someone very dear left us.

The series of events from that time made a huge impact upon me... I learnt to have a purpose, to cherish and treasure and live life.



There had been so many memories and bonds created along this path that are so very precious and dear to each and every one of us.


Thank you guys, for everything you'd done for this community all these years.
       
Air France left my luggage in Paris.

It's my worst fear when flying with them.

I told my team before we flew, if there's a chance, get a change of airline, but of course I knew it wasn't possible since the tickets were booked by the French Embassy.

And they actually paid 30,000 RMB per ticket for economy class, when the ones from Singapore Airlines come only at about 13,000 RMB per person. =_=;;;
       

Booth at Comic Fiesta 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

This is just a quick update to let you know that my assistant Joyce will be representing me at Comic Fiesta in KL this coming weekend, booth is Zemotion.

Event Info:
Location: Sunway Pyramid Convention Hall
Date: 20th and 21st Dec 2008
Time: 11am - 7pm
Booth name/number.: Zemotion/A2-9
Getting There.


Prints from both Kuang Hong and myself will be available, as well as the softcover edition of my photobook.

Limited Editions which were pre-ordered are available for collection/pick-up during the event if you don't trust Malaysian Post. They will not be sold on the spot, so if you'll like to get your copy, purchase it here then email joycepohj@gmail.com to let her know by this Thursday morning so she can pack it.

Please accept my sincere apologies for not being able to make it down in person and also being absent from EOY this year. ~>_<~
       

Paris Dec Part I

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We stayed at a hotel that wasn't even done renovating for the first 2 nights. The smell of paint was driving me up the wall. I couldn't believe we were staying in a place that was like that.

But yay we changed to a better place today, and as an apology each one of us received a bottle of champagne. Awesomeness.


Recce photos

and
So fucking beautiful.
I heard when Langlang shot there the rental was 1.5mil rmb for 3 days. *_*

And because yuanyuan was super on about going to Cafe de Flore, we went.
First we saw the son of LVMH's CEO (whom they met during the Dior exhibition opening in Beijing), then realized that we were sitting near Sofia Coppola. Quentin and Yuanyuan couldn't believe that I didn't know who she was. =_=


Went to more awesome places today but I'll leave those pix for next time cuz I wanna sleep now, it's been a long day~~
       

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paris isn't as cold as I thought it would be.
It's actually a little more pleasant than before.

But right now, I just wish that I could be somewhere else
and say, in person, 生日快乐.
       

December

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Due to some last minute stuff... I'm going to Paris with Quentin again.

Will depart this Friday evening, stay there for a while, go to China again and return in January.

So... I apologize for being unable to accept internship applications for December due to this, will get back to shortlisted applicants once I get back to Singapore. I'm so sorry to everyone who'd written in already. >_< Finally got around to resizing some editorials for web posting, so here goes~ female brides fall 2008
editor: allyson klass
photography: zhang jingna
styling: vernon sim
hair: judy koh
makeup: dily wang
models: jenna, natalia
location: club intercontinental lounge at intercontinental singapore

project: smitten nov 2008
photography: zhang jingna
styling: furqan saini
hair: faith
makeup: joanna koh
model: alexandra

project: smitten nov 2008 cover
photography: zhang jingna
styling: furqan saini
model: tais

Someone at Smitten conveniently forgot to credit the team which worked on this cover.

...

Oh well.

Now sleep, then shoot, come home and pack, sleep, then one more shoot and I'll be off. Yay~
       

Thoughts.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I know not about the perfection you chase after, but for the beliefs and values I live upon.

The pursuit of victory, perhaps taints the art of go with its ugliness; yet just as perfection, it is but merely a goal and a meaning, the internal conflict it forms resolvable only by ourselves.

Two sides of the coin, to learn to graciously embrace the win/loss is to overcome. Losing hurts, surely, but ample defeat is a necessity to becoming stronger.


Constant pain may turn numbing in our darkest days, but it is the pain and scars in their wake that mark and give purpose to our existence.
       

Press & Interviews

Friday, November 28, 2008

A collection of press highlights, an index of past press materials can also be found at end of page.


ELLE Germany, November 2014

Vogue Italia Photo Vogue Picture of the Day, 26/10/2014

Profoto Blog feature, Feb 2014

The Daily Dot: 'Motherland Chronicles' combines photography and fantasy art like nothing you've seen before, Jan 2014

Photo Professional Magazine, Cover, Interview, Apr 2014

Portrait Photography: Cover, Interview, Feb 2014 (CN)


Kotaku: Where Fashion Meets Japanese Fantasy and StarCraft II, 28 Nov 2013

My Modern Metropolis: Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women, 25 Nov 2013

Photo Vogue: Picture of the Day, 28 Oct 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs x Vulture Magazine Exhibition, 72-13, Singapore, 11 Oct 2013

British Journal of Photography, Cover & Interview, Sept 2013

Vogue Italia: "A Glimpse at Photo Vogue" Exhibition, 13 June - 10 Aug 2013

VOGUE时尚网: 天才摄影师,The Dark Romance, July 2012

Silkwinds: Silk Air 20th Anniversary - Talented 20s, Jan/Feb 2009
Picture Magazine, Cover, Sept/Oct 2009 (US)
Elle Singapore: ELLE 10 - The Next Big Thing, Oct 2010
Wacom campaign featured artist, 2010
Wacom Campaign Featured Artist, 2009
Digital Photo, Cover & Feature, Oct 2008
British Journal of Photography, Cover, Oct 2009

Blog view is also available for some of the scans:
- Intervews & Features


> Interviews & Features Index

Photo Professional Magazine, Cover, Interview, Apr 2014
Profoto Blog feature, 3 Feb 2014
Portrait Photography: Cover, Interview and Feature, Feb 2014 (CN)
ImagineFX: Hitting the Motherlode, Feb 2014
DailyDot: 'Motherland Chronicles' combines photography and fantasy art like nothing you've seen before, 15 Jan 2014

Kotaku: Where Fashion Meets Japanese Fantasy and StarCraft II, 28 Nov 2013
My Modern Metropolis: Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women, 25 Nov 2013
Marc by Marc Jacobs x Vulture Magazine Exhibition, 11 Oct 2013
Photo Vogue: Picture of the Day, 28 Oct 2013
SLR Lounge: Zhang Jingna's Motherland Chronicles, 24 Oct 2013
PhotoFocus: Photographer of the Week, 20 Oct 2013
British Journal of Photography, Cover & Interview, Sept 2013
PetaPixel: An Interview with Photographer Zhang Jingna, 14 Aug 2013
Savage Universal Sponsors Zhang Jingna
SLR Lounge: Diving Underwater with Zemotion, 23 July 2013
Vogue Italia: "A Glimpse at Photo Vogue" Exhibition, 13 June - 10 Aug 2013
August Women: Female Photographers, June 2013
Slave Mag, Fireworks in the Night, Apr 2013
Out of Order Magazine, Photography in Motion: Zhang Jingna on Fashion Photography and DeviantART, Apr 2013
Picture of the Day, PhotoVogue, Vogue Italia, Mar, Apr 2013
Mochi Mag: Fashion Photographer Zhang Jingna Takes Us Into Her World, 25 Mar 2013
AERIS Magazine: AERIS Talks to Zhang Jingna, 14 Mar 2013

Cruzine:Exceptional Fashion Photography by Zhang Jingna, 4 Dec 2012
Cadred.org: Zhang Jingna - Aesthetic Manifestation, 30 Aug 2012
The Art Train: Zhang Jingna - Photographer, July 2012
FHM Singapore - Girls on Games, July 2012
Her World Singapore: 25 Scene Shakers Under 25, May 2012
Expert Photography: Top 20 Young Photographers 2012

Varsity Fashion: Zhang Jingna or 'zemotion', 22 Nov 2011
deviantART: Comic-Con Interview - Zhang Jingna 23 July 2011
联合早报:时尚摄影师张晶娜:作品的完美非一己之力, 20 May 2011
Estetica Korea: Zhang Jingna, Mar 2011
Amelie G Style Magazine: Zhang Jingna - Changing Places, Perspectives and Positions, Spring 2011
OMNI TV Mandarin Weekend Show Interview, 14 Jan 2011

PhotoYou: Fashion Forward (8 Tips on Fashion Photography), Winter 2010
PurePhoto: Check out | Zhang Jingna, 15 Oct 2010
Trend Hunter: Gothic Beach Babes, 11 Oct 2010
Designaré Time: Departures by the hour, 2010
Her World Singapore, 50 Most Inspiring Women Under 40, July 2010
YourPhotoTips.com - Today's Top 100 Photographers on Twitter, 8 June 2010
AsiaX: 「エンジェル・ドリーム」を実現した22歳のフォトグラファー, 6 June 2010 (JP)
The Straits Times, Life!: Japanese Inspired, 3 June 2010
AsiaX: エンジェル・ドリームー写真展, 29 May 2010 (JP)
联合早报, 从射击国手到时尚摄影师张晶娜:追求心中刹那感动, 8 Jan 2010

CGArt Issue 29, Dec 2009 (CN)
Poco 印象 Interphoto Vol. 53:独家专访张晶娜-追求影像的自由 (CN)
摄影之友, Feature: Beauty Photographer, Aug 2009 (CN)
TAXI: The Front Seat Interview - Melancholy as an Aesthetic Emotion, Aug 2009
VISION Magazine: New Talents of Photography, July 2009 (CN)
Female: People - Zhang Jingna, Jun 2009
Photo Digital 63: Cover, Portfolio Feature, Mar 2009 (UK)
Silkwinds: Silk Air 20th Anniversary - Talented 20s, Jan/Feb 2009

Digital Photo, Feature, Dec 2008 (UK)
Female: Designing Christmas, Dec 2008
fashion156: Zhang Jingna, Nov 2008
Digital Photo, Cover & Feature, Oct 2008
SHIFT: Zhang Jingna Exhibition, Sept 2008
My Paper: Personally Speaking with Zhang Jingna, 12 Sept 2008
Youth.SG: To give up fame and glory for a dream, Sept 2008
Today: Perspectives: Zhang Jingna, Sept 2008
Colours Magazine: Commercial Photography's Rising Star, Aug 2008
Salir Urban Magazine, Cover & Featured interview, June 2008 (TR)
International Women's Week 2008 Interview / Spanish version
Master Photo Digital Feature/Interview, Feb 2008 (UK)
Idea Design Photos Magazine Interview, Jan/Feb 2008 (TW)
Wacom Asia: Interview with Kuang Hong and Zhang Jingna, Jan 2008

deviantART: Featured Prints Artist Interview with Zemotion, Mar 2007


Sportsgirl of the Year 2006
weekend TODAY, Sports girl of the year, June 2006

The Straits Times, Girl of many loves will be gunning for gold, Nov 2005
Newpaper: I'm Wasting the Prime of my Life, July 2005


*CA = Canada, CN = China, JP = Japan, US = United States


> TV/Video Interviews

TWiT Photo 32: Jingna Zhang, 8 Nov 2011
ESFI World: Infinity Seven Managers at MLG Anaheim, July 2011
OMNI TV Mandarin Weekend Show Interview, 14 Jan 2011