Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thoughts.

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.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Press & Interviews

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

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

Jobs etc

Looking for fashion, costume and jewelry designers to collaborate with in Los Angeles.
Email no more than 5 low resolution images and/or portfolio link to info@zhangjingna.com


Assistant/intern positions, please include cover letter, resume and class schedules.


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified, thank you.

*Last updated - 26 Sept 2010

Monday, November 24, 2008

so long, self portrait

If I had the time and energy I'd probably have done a proper photo for myself... but oh well, gotta settle for this as the only record this time round.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Beijing Part III: Christian Dior and Chinese Artists

This is one of the main reasons I went to Beijing this time. Quentin did a series of work for the show, if you remember my trip to Paris, that was to assist him for this project. XD

The exhibition is held at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in the 798 art district in Beijing till the 15th January.


Very cool passageway


A roomful of mirrors reflecting a video wall. During the time I was there taking this, more than just a few people couldn't find the exit, I almost walked into the mirrors too during my first round at the exhibits. ^^;


So beautiful even though they're just toiles. T_T


Mega huge lady dior bag made of fluorescent light tubes~ the tiny black silhouettes below are indeed actual people.

One of my favorites from the show. It's so cool can. *_*

Another angle

Large portrait of John Galliano composed of the artist's pseudonym AK-47.

Quentin's works.

This basically introduces an artist's work based on sensors when you're in the respective areas. I heart the shell.

There's a lot more but I didn't take photos of everything, I'm sure you can find well-taken ones online. The exhibition itself is such an experience, it's really so epic... to see everything up close and they're all soooo large. Do drop by if you're in Beijing, it's really worth it.

Was walking around in 国贸 and saw that the Dior boutique had Quentin's work on display as well. Well done and congrats dear~

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That about sums up Beijing.

Been working since I came back to Singapore, stepped on a piece of broken glass during a shoot yesterday. =_=;;


Dropped by AFA today, a friend passed me a Gundam Wing Zero tshirt he bought me when he was at Asiagraph in Tokyo. It is omgsoniceyouhavenoideahowmuchiloveit. I'm so touched~ Thank you so much T___T

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

4.20am.

Finally reached the end of 3 painfully long interviews. I feel rather productive about today.


The very last question was "what is next for you?"

I thought of breakfast.

And so I said, finding someone to have breakfast with.

Beijing Part II

Short trip to Huainan.

淮南












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Beef noodle soup one morning~

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Attended a concept artist meetup with 阿花 in Beijing.

Most right holding my book is 透明人, next to him 李亚, and on the left 2 fanboys.

Saw wanbao as well, forgot to take picture...~ >_< It doesn't look like much here, but I think there were 70 or so people. Pretty epic *_*

Headed over to 李亚's place afterwards and we talked till 2+

ahua's friend (left), lee ya, me and ahua (right), discussing the concept of teams.

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Went to the Chinese Qiyuan, saw Kong Jie playing with Zhou Rui Yang, some kids playing cards, and had lunch with a couple people I'd met back in Bangkok during the Ing Cup Semi-finals plus a guy from international chess who played a game with me that morning (go, not ichess haha). XD


Missed my sleepover with Kagetsuki in Beijing. T_T