Unlike the mess that was the 29th Golden Eagle Awards, the Magnolia Awards were more sensible and predictable, so kudos to the judges (director Gao Xixi, actress Ma Yili, screenwriter Chen Tong among others) for judging based on merit.
Aunt-niece pair Jiang Wenli and Ma Sichun reps theirs home of Anhui province with model-actress Chen Ran. Jiang Wenli and Ma Sichun return to their hometown of Bengbu, a city known for its freshwater products, while Chen Ran goes home to Xiaoxian, known for its traditional Chinese paintings.
Last time I posted the photoshoot of over 40 celebs together, a couple of you guys mentioned being in interested in photos of celebsover 40, so here it is featuring Gong Li, Kara Hui, Jiang Wenli, Vivian Wu Junmei, Carina Lau, and Joan Chen. I did 50+ instead of 40+ because there was simply too many otherwise.
Photographer Luo Yang is one of the fastest-rising fashion photographers in the past year, a year with a lot of diverse, young photographers hitting the scene. Her photoshoot with Chun Xia was voted the best fashion magazine cover of year by fans and a panel of professionals, and imo it’s well-deserved. Here are some of her works, including with Ma Sichun, Jiang Wenli, Xiao Wen Ju, Zhong Chuxi, Chun Xia, Chen Feiyu, Li Meng, and Jing Tian.
The rawness captured in her photoshoots bring an unique perspective to the fashion magazine photography scene. I also love how her photoshoots subtly shows Chinese influences without making it in-your-face. It’s a part of what I see as a growing movement by Chinese artists to move away from the bold, explicit cultural elements like in the works of Chen Man. Another recent example is the embroidery Beauty Portraits by Leslie Zhang and Liu Zongyuan.
Zhang Jingchu is a fairytale princess, vying with Zhao Wei to be the queen of red roses. Ying’er must be Little Red Riding Hood then, with her riding cap and red coat. Meanwile, Jiang Wenli relaxes with breezy greenery and bright red tropical flowers. Ni Ni won’t be left out either, decking out in a red dress; Angelababy adds the feeling of snow with a white dress and a stunning necklace. Red lipstick isn’t enough for Bai Baihe – she also carries red gloves, a watermelon, and a red pepper through the pictures in her shoot. Continue reading