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Art & Life with Alex Yang

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Yang.

Alex, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Even though I am in Business major, I always treasure my “art” heart as my whole life. I love the sun, the moon, the sea and the music. I love my life within each second and deeply fall in love with the photography too because that helps me to keep all emotions of people I met.

Right not photography plays a major role in my life. I love taking photos and am most comfortable with a camera in my hand, whether that is my digital SLR or my iPhone camera. I’ve found that it’s the taking of the photos, not the quality of the camera, that’s most important. In recent years, photography has become both a creative and emotional outlet for me — a way to express what’s going on inside at a conscious and subconscious level.

I take photos to stay present in certain situations, or as an escape. I also use viewing photos as an escape. I am not good at traditional meditation, but I can view photos of nature and be transported to a more relaxed place.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a portrait photographer even though I start the photography from landscape. I took lots of landscape photos when I travel. There was one time that I was requested to shoot one of my best friends when I was in my country which is in China. Then, people just love what I present, especially families and friends. When I came back from my vacation, I started my portrait plan and launched my social media page.

I usually find people or people find me on social media such as Instagram.

And I am really trying to show people the positive side of lives and anything presenting true emotions. I really hope people could be inspired by the beauty of life that I injected into my photos.

I really wish people could get rid of any sorrows from their lives by looking at my photos and maybe get healed anyhow.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
Creative thinking.

I think this is a tough one, no matter who you are and how much art background you have.

As a photographer, I keep trying to make my photo unique so people could easily tell my photos without noticing photographer’s name.

Also, the creative thinking also forces me to think anything possible to make the photo “creative” but that sometimes really drives me crazy.

What I do is trying to use anything I have on hand or I will try to think if I could use anything I could possibly buy when I am in a supermarket.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Haha, that is a really good question.

Eventually, like I said, I wish people could live a good life, or even they wish they could after looking at my photos.

That would be the best support.

Other than that, they could “like” my post so I would know how much they like my photos.

I usually post my photos on my Instagram page:

People could also find all my work on my personal portfolio:

Contact Info:

Image Credit:

Ivy Yi,
Kathy X,
Tiffany W,

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