It’s been a tough few months for Asian fashion photographers in the United States.
After losing the first of their five major agencies to Facebook, the likes of Prada and Chanel have been struggling to find new clients, and their own brands are struggling to compete with their Asian counterparts.
But one of the hottest new talent is still waiting to be born: baby photographer Asher Chen.
The 27-year-old Hong Kong born photographer is the subject of this month’s feature in The Globe and Mail.
Asher Chen was born with a rare condition that makes it difficult for him to produce healthy baby photos.
As his parents struggled to afford an insurance policy for his care, Asher’s mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, needed a way to keep her daughter alive.
She started her own agency, which is now called Bamboo, to help other parents with similar challenges.
“I think it’s important for young parents to have the option to choose what they want to photograph, to be able to choose where they want their photos to be taken, and be able have their photos come out of that space,” Chen said.
The young photojournalist is known for his photos that showcase his own personality.
The photos are also very personal.
He uses the same makeup as his clients, as well as their own.
In the pictures he’s photographed, Chen often poses with his face painted white and his eyes closed, as if in a trance.
His style is very personal and he loves to have a laugh.
“I like to be playful and I like to have fun,” Chen told The Globe in an interview last year.
“There’s a little bit of everything, even if it’s just my style, my body language.”
Chen said he started out as a photojournalism student in Hong Kong and has always been interested in photographing.
He has been working in photography since he was a teenager, and said he began to make photos for a few magazines and websites before finding his niche in the industry.
Chen says that his clients include many celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Madonna.
“Most of them, it’s the young people, the girls, the people who are young and young,” he said.
“It’s just a fun time for me.
I really love it.”
In addition to his photo shoots, Chen also works as a freelance fashion photographer.
He said that he works as an “indie photojournalistic freelancer” and that he is currently based in Shanghai, China, but is looking to expand his horizons.
“It’s hard to make money when you’re not in your full-time job,” Chen explained.
“So, when I can do something like work for an agency and be in my full- time job, that’s when I make money.”
Cheson is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has been freelancing since 2015.
He told The Canadian Press that he was looking to get into the fashion industry and was excited to learn more about the profession.
“Being a baby was a big deal to me.
Being a baby, it was very challenging, but being able to photograph a baby has been really amazing,” he told The Huffington Post Canada.
“You have to work hard, you have to really know what you’re doing, and then you just have to photograph it.”
A post shared by Asher @asherchen @bamboo.com (@asherchen) March 11, 2021This story originally appeared on The Huffington, an independent Canadian media company.