Ten things about Lian...
I'm British Born, of Chinese descent by way of Malaysia.
I grew up in Kuala Lumpur and London.
Food gives me great pleasure and plays an important part in my life.
I am an avid cook that rarely follows a recipe.
I went to primary school and secondary school in Hertfordshire, England.
I should do yoga to alleviate stress.
I teach English to French, Spanish and Italian professionals and I am the owner of the online English school: www.babblechatenglish.co.uk
Without thinking things through, I went to live in Paris without knowing a word of French and while there; successfully carved out a career as an advertising photographer.
Interestingly, I take a lot of photographs and am strongly inspired by cinema and can, with great pleasure, devour three films in one day: Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, The Joel and Ethan Coen, Ken Loach and Jane Campion are among my favourite film directors.
I collect useful experiences and great friends.
As someone who alters her own clothes, 80% of the clothes in my wardrobe are from charity shops. I spend my leisure time 'thrifting' for hidden gems from quality designer garments to no-name tatty vintage dresses.
I listen to Lea Thau's incredible pod cast: Strangers. It features people recounting heartfelt stories about their lives.
Ministère de la France - Ile de France - DRAC
Project - Atonement -
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Vanity Fair UK
Madame Figaro FR
You magazine UK
L'express style FR
Le Bon Marché, rive gauche
Peter Von Poehl
Production - Les télécréateurs
Scorpion grass - 3 min
Peter Von Poehl
Production - Partizan FR
Travelers - 3 min
Production - Partizan UK
3LW - 3 min
My style of photography is really hybrid; with many inspirations that come from many different places which I try to implement in my images. I'm fortunate to have carved out a career photographing celebrities, musicians, designers, real people, children and babies with styled authencity. Ensuring my vibrant, lively, fashion-journalistic style runs through all these categories despite their diversity. I collaborate with magazines, record companies, newspapers, or book authors to provide pictures that enhance a story or to promote an artist. I additionally work as an advertising photographer working for ad agencies to photograph people in lifestyle situations, as part of an ad campaign. I have worked with agencies such as Euro RSCG BETC to TBWA Paris.
I am constantly implementing an ongoing body of personal photography assignments; themed as visual art.