Editorial / Container
We talk to Bejing based photographer Johnny Wong about his creative editorial, Container. Exploring the use of paint, water and textiles, Johnny discusses the importance of keeping up with ephemeral fashion in the industry.
Where are you based?
Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in a small city in the north west of China; I've been a dedicated vegetarian for more than three years after watching a shocking video called From Farm to Fridge. I have my own studio in Beijing. Most of my jobs are about commercial and I also like to complete creative personal projects in my free time.
Did you study photography or a related course?
I fell in love with photography after one lesson about how to use the camera at university. Then I started to study photography by myself. After a period of self-teaching and independent learning, I started to work with models and producing fashion photography editorials.
Tell us about your work.
I like fashion photography because we can always create endless new things. Professional collaborations with makeup artists, designers, models and other people in the team can create limitless possibilities. Fashion is ever changing, it’s ephemeral. We always have to be fresh. So everyday is different, everyday is full of new ideas.
What do you love about photography?
It takes me a long time to think about how to take a photo, but it just takes less than a second to capture what you really want. That is really interesting.
Tell us about the featured editorial, Container.
I worked with my team and the makeup artist Liuyi. We took a long time to choose model and to think about how the shoot could be. We titled the editorial CONTAINER because the clothing from the designer are mostly blue and white. They represent water in the glass. We used the water while shooting with model Tiago. There is one photo with water in the air. We tried so many times to make sure the water looks perfect in that photo!
PHOTOGRAPHY / Johnny Wong
MUA / Liu Yi
MODEL / Tiago