Work / Fashion

Li Wei

Here at Wallpaper* we have just finished our China special issue. It was created in China through two pop up offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It includes a shoot with Beijing artist Li Wei, involving cranes and suspending models on locations throughout Beijing. Li Wei combines performance art with photography to create seemingly impossible and fantastical realities as well as appearing in every shot. The images look so real that you question how they were made, especially with modern technology being used so frequently. They reminded me of Melvin Sokolsky’s pioneering Bubble series he shot for Harper’s Bazaar in Paris in 1963.