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Another preview from new series for, photographed in New York.


It was just starting to get a little chilly around the time when we shot this. But the weather was kind with us on the day itself -- kind of a rare thing when I shoot overseas, something I was infinitely grateful for.


The location was empty save for a cellist playing when we arrived. I had Lauren leaning against some pillars at first, then a few different poses and I was more or less ready to move on. We were pressing for time and I was trying to finish within a few frames so we could change into to the next dress before the light went out for the day.


However the music kept playing, and playing, and it was so magnificent and poetic as the melodies echoed throughout the halls I felt an urge and need to capture the beautiful moment in which we were submersed in. I told Lauren to hold up her dress, to twirl and walk and move towards the light. She did, and everything came to live in the viewfinder. I had my shot.


It's one of those 'simple' photographs, where everything else is stripped away and the image is about the essence of a certain moment. I had my assistants moved away with the reflectors to give her full space for movements and photographed with whatever natural light there was left before the sun went down. In those moments it was just about the harmony between the two of us, and it was beautiful.


The images should go live some time later this week, I'll update. :D


Photography: Zhang Jingna

Assistant: Teresa Yeh

Styling: Furqan Saini

Hair: Crews

Makeup: Perry Foulke

Model: Lauren Holl


© Zhang Jingna

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Taken on November 24, 2009