Photography Huang Jiaqi

Huang Jiaqi’s photographs blur the lines between fashion, art and eroticism

See the Chinese photographer's self portraits shot for i-D.

by Kazumi Asamura Hayashi
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04 February 2021, 2:43pm

Photography Huang Jiaqi

Huang Jiaqi is a creative director and photographer from Chengdu in China. He takes stark, front-lit portraits of himself and his friends exploring their relationship to fashion, technology, nature and sex. They’re strangely beautiful images, evocative yet restrained, funny and fetish-y all at once. In one shot Huang might be licking a flower or a fish head and, in the next, he’s artfully tied up in ropes and suspended from the ceiling. They are images that pull you out of your reverie in a welcome kind of way. 

At the end of last year, Huang was recognised by the British Fashion Council — with judges including Adut Akech, Paloma Elsesser, Charles Jeffrey and Isamaya Ffrench — as one of their 50 New Wave talents from around the world. 

Fans of his boundary-defying work, we invited Huang to take a series of self-portraits for us and the results, including his bespoke floral wearables, are below.

Photography Huang Jiaqi
SKIRT THOM BROWNE
Photography Huang Jiaqi
JACKET THOM BROWNE
Photography Huang Jiaqi
Photography Huang Jiaqi
SHIRT GUCCI. TROUSERS VINTAGE VERSACE. PILA 47 ARMCHAIR RUBELLI CASA FROM HOMTIQUE
Photography Huang Jiaqi
TROUSERS GUCCI.
Photography Huang Jiaqi
T-SHIRT MARC JACOBS.
Photography Huang Jiaqi
Photography Huang Jiaqi
TOP SHIE LYU. UNDERWEAR TOM FORD.
Photography Huang Jiaqi

Credits


Photography and model Huang Jiaqi
Styling and Set Design Cai Lu
Make-up Valentina Li

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