Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
King of Blaze tells of the three-lives-three-worlds romance between gods Zhongtian (Chen Bolin) and Fengjian (Jing Tian). The first part runs for 28 episodes and focuses on the leads’ romance on their home planet and in the ancient Tang dynasty, while part 2 is set in the modern day and has a total of 33 episodes.
2 episodes will be released every Monday to Thursday here beginning tonight.
Roadtrip-undercover-romance drama Finding Love on the Journey has released stills of leads Chen Xiao and Jing Tian, and an opening theme song by Ma Tianle. Liu Yijun, who had memorable roles in Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser and Great Expectations, also guest stars. [Extended Synopsis]
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.
So I just figured out WordPress can embed tumblr (and that I have access to the Cfensi tumblr…) . This makes uploading photoshoots so much easier. I’ve also opened it to submissions if you want to submit your favs!
Collection of some great photoshoots by Chen Man that didn’t get their own posts, including Jing Tian’s futuristic shoot as a part of Pacific Rim promos, the rest of Yang Mi in Kyoto ,Tang Yan flirting with herself, Shu Qi fogged in mystery, and Fan Bingbing in Chinese-inspired avant garde fashion.
Finding Love on the Journey 一场遇见爱情的旅行 (lit.) is an upcoming road-trip romance drama starring Jing Tian (The Glory of Tang Dynasty) as Li Xinyue, a white collar worker who is under the watchful eye of police after she goes out of her way to buy Dear, a painting by renowned artist Chu Hongfei. Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay) plays Jin Xiaotian, an undercover cop who is ordered to shadow the heroine’s every move.
Actress Jing Tian does a harvest and oil-painting themed photoshoot for Elle.
King of Blaze 火王之破晓之战 is adapted from the Taiwanese comic of the same name by You Sulan. Bolin Chen (currently seen in Divas Hit the Road 3) plays the titular King of Blaze Zhongtian, a god from another star who comes to Earth in search of a way to save his homeland.