A window into his very own soul, Qiang Zheng really began to delve into photography back in 2011, not only as an interest but also as a way to release and explore his own emotions. After his mother’s passing, he spent a lot of time and energy in perfecting his images, both as a way to mourn and also to bring new light into his life.
He describes his photography as an extension of the world. “Everything is sentient; I try to express their time, space and internal information in my photography. I don’t have a fixed style, and my only goal is to express these few elements in my method.”
His passion recently led him to a stage performance defined by its timeless tradition, the Chinese Opera. With its sublime colours, melodies that live in infamy and rich cultural connotations, the Peking Opera is an integral part of Chinese history. Whilst much of the younger generations have little interest in this art form, there is still a strong community that aim to keep it alive, Zheng included.