Maleonn started this project at the time when his studio in Shanghai has been torn down by the government. He decided to change his studio into a mobile one and do something related to ordinary people. Since the photo studio has been a quite popular lifestyle in China's early days, he believes that by making a mobile photo studio and taking free portraits for strangers would be an excellent way to pay back the society with his unique art expression.
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It took seven months of preparation. Over 10 months, in a battered truck and a minivan, Maleonn visited 35 cities in China, taking 1,600 portraits of people. He established a set of guidelines, such as a minimum of eight people per city who would provide him and his team with food, somewhere to stay and a space to work. The subjects dressed either in clothes from Maleonn’s van or brought their own outfits. Subjects ranged from tank drivers and police officers to Tang dynasty scholars.
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Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
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TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Liang Ma, 2016.