Wu Xian 吴限 (born on June 9, 1986 in Liaoning province, China) first studied art and design at the China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. He then moved to Paris and studied documentary photography at Icart photo/école de photographie, while completing a Master in Fine Arts at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
First inspired by the documentary approach, Wu has found himself more comfortable with fashion photography. “One of the reasons why I like fashion photography is because I was one of Ren Hang’s good friends. Posing at first as a model for him encouraged me to own a camera later on,” he tells us. “When I came to Paris to study documentary photography, I realized that fashion photography offered more possibility. As opposed to documentary photographs that aim at recording real life, fashion allows me to reshape people, to use all kinds of props and settings to obtain the visual effect I want. Since I have been studying fine arts for a long time, I have always been interested in aesthetic effects. Besides, to me the fashion field gives more room to express myself.”
Until now Wu’s photographs have been frequently diffused in renown international magazines, such as Vogue, Marie Claire, GQ, Harper's BAZAAR, and Scala Regia amongst others.
More information: Wu Xian’s Instagram