In the heart of Chengdu’s bustling streets, I recently embarked on a portrait session that was as unique as the city itself. My model? A stylish young Chinese man with striking blond hair, setting the streets on fire with his fashion-forward ensemble. The misty atmosphere of the day added an extra layer of intrigue, prompting me to dive into the world of black and white street photography.
Draped in the latest trends, my model became a living canvas against the urban backdrop. From a park bench to a streetside perch and, finally, the ambiance of a local bar, each setting showcased not just his style but also the eclectic charm of Chengdu.
The park offered a serene beginning. The model, seated on a bench, effortlessly portrayed a blend of modernity and tradition. The mist and overcast sky added a softness to the scene, emphasizing the contrast between the vibrant fashion and the subtle hues of the surroundings.
Taking to the streets, we explored the candid beauty of everyday life. Against the misty canvas, the monochrome filter amplified the raw emotions and urban grit. The model, now on another bench, became a focal point in the midst of the city’s rhythm.
As the day unfolded, we sought refuge in a local bar—a vibrant oasis in the misty urban landscape. The dim lighting and eclectic decor added a cinematic quality to the portraits, capturing the essence of a modern Chengdu night.
Location : Chengdu, Sichuan province, China
• Nikon Z5
• Nikon 40mm f/2 Z
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