Fang Tong's amazing work shows how much passion one can put in photography. Her images border on the surreal yet hold back enough to keep them firmly in the real world. Her photos provoke audiences into creating a narrative out of cinematic pictures. Maybe there is no clearly defined story behind the scene, but there is a strong mood and atmosphere throughout the whole image. The imaginary world is strangely familiar while the narrative arc takes audiences on a hyper-visual ride through people's subconsciousness. She loves this balance between the real and the surreal that pulls her audiences into her world. Discover more about this great artist photographer. Thanks to Yvette Depaepe for leading the interview.
Briefly tell us about yourself, your hobbies and other jobs.
I am a Chinese-born Canadian, living in Vancouver BC. Other than photography, I do some on-line gaming design work.
How has your history and life experiences affected your photography?
I studied Fine Art in school, I worked in the oil painting and sculpture field in early my career. I think that the traditional art background has a strong affect on my photography.
What first attracted you to photography?
When I started to do photography, I found that this was the way to continue my creative passion.
Describe your overall photographic vision.
I think that my photographic vision is more subjective compared to most photographers.
Why are you so drawn by cinematic style photography?
I love the mood and creating certain atmospheres in my photography, I love that there is some kind of story behind the scenes. I like to bring some imaginations to the audiences.