Motherland Chronicles by Zhang Jingna
Zhang originally started the Motherland Chronicles as a weekly exercise, but as Toby and her began to work more on it, they start to develop the story, the conceptual world, and the characters that are part of that world.
For Zhang, Motherland Chronicle was a creative outlet for the images and themes that she loved as a child, such as “Japanese anime and other fantasy-influenced images.” Additionally, unlike her commercial shoots where she often works quickly under the client’s deadline, with Motherland Chronicles Zhang can take 5 to 8 hours to really hone in and tweak each image’s concept and detail.
Makeup: Viktorija Bowers
Photographer’s Assistant: Ngoc Vu