History plays a dynamic part in my work. Whether it’s portraiture styles from centuries past, to stories handed down for generations and generations- I always try to nod towards what has already come to pass.
Although many things I do are not historically accurate by a long mile- I always try to keep the spirit of the idea present. Historically inspired silhouettes, with a modern and personal spin, is what I would call some of the pieces.
I coax poses from someplace intimate and person within the model’s movements, but often encourage them to frame it in a manner that echoes paintings or sculptures.
My subject matter also weaves between royalty, to witches, to blushing maidens…old deities, archaic religion…and unearthly creatures from fairytales. more » “Photographer Lillian Liu”