Photographer Zhang Jingna and stylist Phuong My team up once again for this shoot starring Korean model Kwak Ji Young. Kwak enchants in the fall-winter collection of Phuong My’s eponymous label. With gorgeous flowers worn with each corresponding look, the dark-haired beauty stuns with hair by Junya Nakashima and makeup by Viktorija Bowers.
Zhang Jingna captures Yana Shmaylova (Marilyn) in these beauty portraits highlighting glamourous looks. Hair stylist Linh Nguyen creates Yana’s sleek and wavy tresses while makeup artist Wendy Karcher gives the blonde bold, metallic eyeshadow.
Zhang’s wedding dress work exudes weird dark and spooky pale. Audiences are deliberately attractive by painting lips and beauty in a bit of terror.
Photography & Art Direction: Zhang Jingna
Editor: Michelle Tay
Hair: Ash Loi
Makeup: Dewi Mahoney
Models: Alyona B, Nicole V/Ave
Fashion campaign and editorial for SingaporeBrides.com
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
Zhang Jingna (Chinese name: 张晶娜). She was born May 4, 1988 in Beijing, China, then moved to Singapore at the age of eight. She has a degree in fashion design in Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. In September 2008, Zhang held her first solo exhibition, “Something Beautiful”, at The Arts House in Singapore. In 2013 she was part of Vogue Italia’s “A Glimpse at Photo Vogue” exhibition at Galleria Calra Sozzani in Milan.