Chinese photographer, Chen Man is one of China’s most celebrated fashion photographers. She is well-known for her upbeat, color-saturated images. Her work first appeared in Shanghai-based fashion magazine, Vision almost ten years ago and has since turned up in publications such as Chinese Vogue, Elle, and Bazaar. More recently, Man shot people of various Chinese tribes for i-D magazine’s spring 2012 covers, and brought her strong sense of color — which she attributes to childhood training in Chinese painting — to a MAC makeup line (which arrives at MAC locations in North America from March 1 – April 5).
Check out her interview with New York Magazine through a translator. They talk to her about the distinctions between Eastern and Western culture (and clients), and why she loves working creatively to bridge the two.