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Meet Toby Zeng

Today we’d like to introduce you to Toby Zeng. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Toby Zeng (b.1998) first found his passion for photography when he began experimenting with taking photos of everyday things on his iPhone when he was in high school, which was located in Ojai, California. Later on, he was able to continue with his passion and went on to study photography at Bard College in Upstate New York where he got the opportunity to further explore his craft and build areas to fit himself into. After spending time away studying abroad, he is now based back in China where he is focusing on commissions and personal projects.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Balancing passion and profession as a photographic artist.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
My current area of interest is in contemporary photography of urban space and the human body shot through a focus on composition and color, using it as a means of looking at the world differently. The materiality of my work is rooted in the contemporary perception of natural space combined with the photographic medium of stylized landscapes. The pieces he creates address everyday experiences in a multitude of forms, from urban environments to portraiture; calling into notice the beauty, physical concentration, and our relationship to what is familiar. I use the language of photography to challenge the methods and assumptions of our interactions with the everyday.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
Just do it.

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Toby Zeng

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