Photographer Friday: Liu Zongyuan

Known for his use of light to decorate his objects, Liu Zongyuan’s photographs often feel like they come from the impressionist school of painting. You might remember him from the famous Mulan-like photoshoot he did for Liu Yifei, but that photoshoot is not even up there among his best. He often brings an ethereal beauty to his subjects and their surroundings. Liu Yifei is probably Liu Zongyuan’s most common muse and the one who put him on the map, but he is also a frequent collaborator with actresses like Liu Shishi (who loves him so much she got him to do her wedding shoot) and Li Qin.

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Friday Photos

Jing Boran is probably one of like two men in Chinese entertainment who can look hip and not hobo in this hairstyle.

Stills, posters, and photoshoots that caught our eyes. What caught yours?

Recreated Song Dynasty pearl make-up and horn crown from Serenade of Peaceful Joy. The use of ivory and rhino horns in crowns were banned by our protagonist the Emperor Renzong of Song because he thought them too indulgent and unnecessary.
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