Tran, Chang Chieh.
Carnival Magazine speaks to Taiwan based fashion photographer Chang Chieh about his featured editorials, Tran and Eyes of Rain. Hugely inspired by film and fashion, Chang captures an elegant incorporation of graphic and clothing design within his diverse and eclectic photographic portfolio...
Tell us about yourself.
I grew up and live in Taiwan, I love Pikachu, I collect minerals and insect specimens.
Did you study photography or a related course?
I major in 3D animation Design at Shih Chien university at Taipei, but I don’t think it’s that much related to what I do.
Tell us about your work.
I like to make my work to be like moments captured during a theatre play. I like to create a story in a shoot. I shoot like twice a month, but it's not my full time profession for now. I really hope it could be one day.
What do you love about photography?
I love everything that realizes the creative world in my mind.
Which photographers inspire your practice?
Tim Walker, Ryan MacGinley and Nakahira Takuma.
What editorials are featuring in Issue 02 of Carnival Magazine?
Eyes of Rain and Tran.
Tell us about this featured photography, Tran.
Tran is a young new brand from Taiwan. The theme of this is to truly express the delicacy of the design. To achieve this, we deliberately chose a background that looks like graphic design in itself. This then transforms the model into dots and lines, flying between the different planes.
Tell us about your featured photography, Eyes of Rain. [View]
Eyes of Rain features a set of clothes I discovered during Shih-Chien University’s fashion show. I felt like I’d been struck by thunder when these clothes came out — they were so beautiful that I just had to capture them with my camera. They made me think of one of my favourite movies, ‘Sakuran’, but in the more subtle way like ‘Memories of a Geisha’.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Chang Chieh
ART DIRECTION / Chang Chieh, Kao Cheng Kai &
Fann Yung-Chie PRODUCTION / Pip Lu, YuXian Lu
MODELS / Faye Lai & Chenz Li
CLOTHING / TRAN
MUA / Carol Hsieh
See more of Chang's work in Carnival Magazine Issue 02 and on his portfolio website.