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September 15, 2011
Bold fashion photography from the Dubai's favourite ex-Canadian
- Text by Simone Sebastian
Tina Chang is the Canadian photographer behind some of the country’s boldest fashion photography. Inspired by her vivid editorials for publications like Fashion Gone Rogue, Fashionisto, L'Officiel India and The National's M Magazine, we asked the photographer to share some of her favourite work, and to tell us more about her time and work in the region.
Satellite Voices: When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
Tina Chang: I moved to Abu Dhabi/ Dubai in February 2009. M Magazine, The National Newspaper hired me as a magazine photographer.
SV: Have you felt your photographic aesthetic change since your move to the region?
Tina Chang: My aesthetic has changed for the better due to many collaborations with great artists here in the region. Working with Katie Trotter, our fashion director, has given me lots of insights and creative freedom. I am constantly inspired.
SV: Do you shoot most of your editorials in the city? Are there are any secret spots you can share with us?
Tina Chang: I shoot most of the editorials in the city. I also travel to NY once or twice a year to shoot. There are lots of great locations in the city. I don't have a secret spot really. But one great spot I like to share with you is the 23rd floor at Media One Hotel. Give them a call and find out for yourself.
SV: What are you working on next?
Tina Chang: I recently did a video project with a good friend of mine. It is my first time doing video. It was lots of fun and I plan to do more of that in the near future.
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