BIO

Yongqi Liu is a fashion photographer residing in New York City. He brings a clear and detailed perspective to his work, demonstrated through the projects he leads. As a freelance photographer of many photography platforms, he has worked for many designers, brands, and magazines.

He is a contributor to Getty Images, NYFW (IMG Credential photographer), and VOGUE Italia. His publications include ELLE China, VOGUE Italia, VULKAN Magazine, ELLEMENT Magazine, TRENDPRIVE Magazine, HUF Magazine, STYLECRUZE Magazine, Art of Portrait, Lookvine.com, Sohu.com, Global Photography, La Belle Magazine, FOX Magazine, BLouder Magazine, etc.

Ten years of practicing one of the traditional Chinese musical instruments, Yangqin, the opportunity opened for him to join the orchestra. There he played both Chinese and western percussion instruments. He won first prize in the national percussion performances. This expression and experience of musical art started him thinking about the differences between eastern and western culture and endeavored to combine ancient Chinese elements and western culture. This was the motivational key to combine the two cultures into his photography work.

After receiving a Bachelor's degree at Tianjin University, he started his business in China. He is now pursuing a Master's degree at Columbia University in the City of New York. The fashion company he founded won an annual competition held by the Chinese government and the Chinese embassy in New York City, and he was invited to attend the 2018 entrepreneurship summit in Guangzhou, China. He was also invited to Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week, and so forth.

He led the media team to cover New York Fashion Week Shows since 2017. Brands include HUGO BOSS, Alexander Wang, Bibhu Mohapatra, Taoray Wang, Anna Sui, Kim Shui, LaQuan Smith, Tom Ford, Lan Yu, Vivienne Hu, Naersiling, Just in XX, Berta, Sherri Hill, Wen Han, Helen Yarmak, Jarel Zhang, Carlos Campos, INXX, Noon by Noor, NPC, Peace Bird, Calvin Luo, Cong Tri, The Blonds, INXX, Leanne Marshall, Esteban Cortazar, Concept Korea, Fashion Hong Kong, Asia Fashion Collection, Dirty Pineapple, Son Jung Wan, Robert Geller, etc. 


简介

“时尚是一个瞬间,在不断变化”

(一)

刘永奇是一位居住在纽约的时尚摄影师,本科时他创办了自己的工作室与传媒公司,本科毕业后,他前往美国哥伦比亚大学攻读硕士学位,开始在纽约的摄影探寻之旅。学生时代,他是学校和市级管弦乐团的打击乐首席,十余年对中国古典乐器扬琴、中国民族打击乐、西洋打击乐的学习,以及在民族、西洋管弦乐团的经历,让他体会到中西方乐器、艺术、文化的交融之美。

他是国内外多家顶级图库,包括华盖创意的签约摄影师与供稿人、纽约时装周官方摄影师等,媒体发表在VOGUE Italia、ELLE China等,他合作的客户包括时尚设计师、国内外博主、服饰和美妆品牌、杂志等。拍摄时装周品牌包括汤姆福特、兰玉高定、胡媛媛、亚历山大王、雨果博思、王陶等,媒体拍摄包括吴谨言、赵又廷、帕丽斯希尔顿、潘玮柏、李晨、张艺兴、蒋梦婕等。

(二)

如何理解时尚摄影?

时尚是一种生活形态。从生活中的服饰、器具到生活的习惯、方式,纵使是最看似寻常且微小的细节,摄影师凭借敏锐的眼光和独特的角度观察、收集、挑选和放大时尚在人们生活中的表现,这就是好的时尚摄影作品总能让人眼前一亮的原因。

时尚也是在不断变化的,而摄影师正是变化的记录者。他们通过镜头旁观这些变化,通过快门定格新旧交替的瞬间。当人们为复古的纹样、前卫的图案、甚至未来科技感十足的材质所吸引时,是千百副的摄影作品记录下了时尚的变迁,也是从这一幅幅时尚摄影作品中,设计师、艺术家汲取到无穷无尽的灵感,在探索时尚、定义时尚、创造时尚的路上有光亮陪伴。

(三)

如何理解街头时尚?

街头时尚是一种展现和表露人们对潮流认知的文化形式。无论音乐、舞蹈、服饰、涂鸦,街头时尚的兴起、火爆与更迭都蕴含着文化、思想的力量与方向。当不同的文化、思想在瞬息万变的街头交汇、碰撞时,诞生出的无数种可能性是他为之着迷和向往的。正如我们不能完完全全的掌握天气的变化、车流的轨迹、行人的情绪甚至马路、街区上当时当刻的气氛,也正因为这许许多多的可能性,让他在每一次探寻、邂逅和记录街头时尚时收获惊喜和神奇。

(四)

如何理解人道主义纪实摄影?

用镜头凝视人类,反映现实生活是摄影师应该做的,我们不能光造就和记录美好甚至虚浮的画面,一切真实的,无论好与坏,美与丑,奢华或简陋的画面都应该被记录下来。

我在人像摄影中注重人物的眼神,他们的眼神传递出的不止是按下快门当时那一瞬间的情绪,有时我们看到她们对过去的追忆,对现实的反抗,对未来的向往。或许未来我会写一篇文章来讲述我对于人物眼神表现力的理解和思考,我已经积累了柬埔寨的儿童,西藏的妇女,反战游行中的孩子父亲等照片。我希望在未来能进行更多的人道主义纪实摄影,甚至在摄影棚中与造型师、化妆师合作,利用这一主题进行拍摄创作,用我热爱的摄影,来记录、反映和改变这个世界。

 

PUBLICATION/PRESS

ELLE CHINA

VOGUE ITALIA

ELLEMENT MAGAZINE

VULKAN MAGAZINE

GETTY IMAGES/VCG CHINA

STYLECRUZE MAGAZINE

PROVOCATOR MAGAZINE

TRENDPRIVE MAGAZINE

LOOKVINE.COM

SOHU.COM 

FOX MAGAZINE

LA BELLE MAGAZINE

ART OF PORTRAIT

HUF MAGAZINE

BLOUDER MAGAZINE

PERIOD MAGAZINE

搜狐时尚

网易新闻

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AWARDS/GALLERY

TIMELESS - 2017

GLOBAL PHOTOGRAPHY - 2018

PSA NEW YORK GALLERY - 2018

PSA SERIES - 2018

FOX MAGAZINE BLACK AND WHITE AWARDS - 2018

PSA FEBRUARY GALLERY - 2019

ZEBRA AWARDS - 2019