Scrolling through photographer Jennifer Cheng’s Instagram page is like sifting through a library of hazy half-forgotten dreams. From minimalist fashion editorials to more abstract object photography, her work captures those in-between moments, the ones that seem to float tirelessly through time and space. Blink and you might miss them.
Honesty and transparency form the foundations of her work; she rejects heavily glamourised aesthetics, instead preferring to shoot models in their natural state with muted colours and simple but elegant lines. Our latest video traces Cheng’s preferences – exploring her love of images that catch her subjects in quiet moments of reflection or thought. What really resonates throughout Cheng’s photography is her belief that people “shouldn’t try to be something else” but should accept who they are, what they are and embrace their own uniqueness.
Travelling through Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul in the summer of 2017 and exploring each city’s vibrant underground scene, audio-visual agency deadHYPE captured a series of intimate dialogues they had with the creative minds they encountered – see all videos uncovering Asia’s underground here.