Jamie, Mason, TX., 2006 by Fall 2006 Hot Shot Shen Wei
Currently residing in: New York, NY
I started photography when I first moved to US from China. I took a Photo One class, and I decided I am going to become a photographer, before that I have never touched an SLR camera. My primarily interest is people, the portraits by Caravaggio, Diane Arbus, Peter Hujar and Lucien Freud are my influences. I have an MFA and BFA in Photography and a BA in Decorative Arts & Design. My submitting photos are from my recent series Almost Naked, which is a long-term portrait project that exploring identity and sexuality in America, motivated by my desire to understand the complexity of emotional and physical nakedness.
I am a fine art photographer currently lives and works in New York City. I was born in 1977 in Shanghai, China and moved to US in 2000. I have received an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts (NYC), a BFA in Photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BA in Decorative Arts & Design from Shanghai Light Industry College. I went to MCAD initially for an MFA in Design, but I just fall in love with photography after my first photo class. I have passion on photography more than anything else, that's what got me into photography.