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"In my early teenage years, I spent a lot of time at my local Barnes and Nobles because there wasn’t a lot of places to hang out in my suburban town. My group of friends would sit around every weekend, by coincidence, in the bookstore’s photography section. Sometimes I had to pick up big books to pretend like I was reading something so the security guards at Barnes and Nobles wouldn’t kick us out of the store for loitering. These books were typically monographs from Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, David Lachapelle, Francesco Scavullo, and a lot of the classic masters of fashion photography.

Eventually, I didn’t have to pretend like I was reading them because I started to actually read them. Then I wanted to see more fashion photographs, so I started to read Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle and Marie Claire, magazines that my mother subscribed to. Then I would pick up independent and foreign fashion publications and before I knew it, I was a magazine junkie. It helped me escape the mundane experience of teenage suburbia into a world of creativity, imagination, luxury and global culture. I picked up a camera because I wanted to enter that world and make a career in it.”

—Shirley Yu

http://www.odcloneno.com/blog/2014/6/30/interview-fotografka-shirley-yu-od-klamani-ochranky-k-fashio.html

^check out this interview that I did! 
Otaku 
by Shirley Yu
Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu and Con Sun

Otaku 

by Shirley Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu and Con Sun

“It’s possible in today’s world to be instantly famous, whether it’s through Instagram or whatever platform it may be, but it’s a very different matter to be successful financially and in the long-term”

- Anna Wintour, on internet fame

^Understanding this concept is a step of maturity. If we’re serious, we need to have long-term goals for our careers and have an idea of what we want to achieve/how to get there. If we don’t, industry people will look at us not as respected artists/photographers, but as if we’re just kids who have followers on the Internet. 

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley YuModel is Rong YuDesigns by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Otaku by Shirley Yu

Model is Rong Yu

Designs by Joan Kao, Becca Liu, and Con Sun

Klaire @ VNY
by Shirley Yu
June 2014

Klaire @ VNY

by Shirley Yu

June 2014

Klaire @ VNY
by Shirley Yu
June 2014

Klaire @ VNY

by Shirley Yu

June 2014

Klaire @ VNY
by Shirley Yu
June 2014

Klaire @ VNY

by Shirley Yu

June 2014

I know that i’ve only been doing studio work lately, but I’ll be back into my cool location stuff soon. I don’t know how anyone does ANYTHING outside in the east coast winter weather so hopefully, its warm soon!

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