From China With Love, Part 2: Beijing Above and Beyond by Chen Man

This past week, Shanghai Tang held a press launch to unveil the Autumn-Winter 2011 Campaign designed to evoke the drama, romance, mystery, and modernity of China today, titled; FROM CHINA WITH LOVE.

These truly cinematic photographs are all shot by renowned phtoographer, Chen Man, who is taking the narrative as an opportunity to re-discover Beijing’s ancient and modern day landscape via the back streets of historical hutongs and past ancient monuments.

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It’s like we’re all going on some spy vacation, right?

I was here… and now so is actress, Lin Chiling.

Chen Man’s work was first showcased in covers for VISION magazine and she has since been commissioned by leading global luxury brands and magazines such as Vogue. The images she creates are considered some of the most poignant depictions of the modern face of China, and she has become well-known for her provocative interpretations of feminine beauty and power.

Actor, Hu Bing, with the Tai Chi crew.

I love this picture below.

Chen Man’s photographic works have been exhibited internationally, including at the 2008 “China Design Now” show at the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum in London, “In Fashion ’08” at the Salon National d’Art Contemporain, Espace Cardin in Paris, and at the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art in Beijing.

I love the incorporation of Architecture in the images.

Great city scene.

You can catch Hu Bing via his critically acclaimed film, “The Back”, a movie about the effect of China’s rapid economic effects.  Lin Chiling was recently in John Woo’s “Red Cliff”.


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