Friday Photos

September and October are traditionally the most high-quality fashion covers, but it seems like November is way, way better this year. Perhaps because the magazines don’t feel so pressured to have the biggest (safest) names bound by restraints, November covers so far are so much more modern in aesthetics.

Here’s a round-up of photos that caught our eyes recently. If you haven’t seen it yet, I also love Chen Man’s Zhao Wei photoshoot.

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Yang Zi, Jing Boran cast in healing drama Psychologist

Yang Zi plays He Dun, the titular character in the loose adaption of Bi Shumin’s novel of the same name. The drama will follow the heroine’s growth trajectory as she comes to accept and understand her childhood trauma and learns to repair her relationship with her mother. Jing Boran costars as Qian Kaiyi, the co-host of He Dun’s radio show and her love interest.

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Photographer Friday: Zhong Lin

Malaysian-born, Taipei-based photographer Zhong Lin (pinyin: Zhong Ling) is really one of my favorites. I love her whimsical style and bold use of colors that seem to bring fairytale settings to life. Her subjects always feel so filled with life, and each frame tells a story. Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite celebrity photoshoots by her.

Previous photographer round-ups: Chen Man’s Chinese steampunk, Luo Yang’s raw femininity, Xiaoming’s frames , Fan Xin’s people and their surroundings

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Jing Boran, Song Weilong begin filming BL-adapted mystery drama The Society of Four Leaves

Period detective drama The Society of Four Leaves 张公案 stars Jing Boran as Lan Jue, an assistant minister from the Ministry of Rites whose ultimate goal is to overturn the ruling against his father. Song Weilong plays Zhang Ping, an impoverished scholar who starts selling his drawings on the street to pay for his education.

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Jing Boran by Fan Xin

Jing Boran is just ten thousand years from turning into a mountain.

Many mountains and rivers carry myths of how they’re formed, of gods who would tire and rest between the heavens, and turn into mountains and rivers. That’s exactly what I feel like Jing Boran is in this masterful photoshoot by Fan Xin. Shot by Dali, Yunnan, Jing Boran is really the perfect vehicle for this concept.

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Celebrity Schedules: August 2020

I screencapped this but forgot who this is … does anyone recognize her? She’s filming most of August.

What does August 2020 look like for your favorite Chinese actors and singers? Here’s a preview of what they’ll be up to based on the schedules put out by some of their workshops. Schedules are based mostly on how much I like their aesthetics.

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Friday Photos

Game Start poster starring Peng Yuchang and Ding Yuxi, who play a pair of drastically different youths whose lives are switched

Photoshoots, posters, and stills that caught our eyes this week. What caught yours?

The Justice still featuring Cai Wenjing
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