Zhang Jingna

Zhang Jingna born May 4, 1988 in Beijing, China, is a photographer known widely on DeviantART as zemotion.

Born in the suburbs of Beijing to a sporting family, Jingna moved to Singapore at the age of eight, where she attended Haig Girls’ School.

At the age of fourteen, nine months after picking up air rifle, Jingna broke a national record, and subsequently joined the national air rifleteam. She was active in the team for six years, notable achievements include breaking a record in the 10m Air Rifle event at theCommonwealth Shooting Championships 2005 in Melbourne, and a bronze in the same event at the Commonwealth Games in 2006, awarding her the title of Sports Girl of the Year for 2006 by the Singapore National Olympic Council.

She left the Raffles Girls’ School at sixteen to pursue a degree in fashion design in Lasalle College of the Arts.

At eighteen, Jingna picked up a camera. Probably due to her keen interest and achievements in photography, she left Lasalle in October 2007, and the rifle team in January 2008, to pursue photography full time.

Jingna’s clientele includes companies such as Mercedes Benz, Canon, Pond’s, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Wacom.

She also produced fashion editorials for magazines such as Harper’s BazaarElle and Flare.

In September 2008, Jingna held her first solo exhibition “Something Beautiful” at The Arts House in Singapore. She held no shows then for some time, until April 2010, where with the support of Canon Singapore, her works were showcased in a large-scale event for the first time. 50 of Jingna’s fashion and personal works were displayed in a street exhibition along Orchard Road in conjunction with Fashion Seasons @ Orchard. The showcase was the first of its kind,[vague] and spanned the whole five weeks of the fashion festival.

Just shortly after, in May 2010, she held her second gallery show, “Angel Dreams” at Japan Creative Centre, Singapore, supported by the Embassy of Japan. The show saw the debut of her photography of Japanese musicians Sugizo (Luna Sea, X Japan), whom she continued to photograph in the United States the following year. This led her to photograph Luna Sea’s Tokyo Dome concert at the end of 2010. The photos are featured in Sugizo’s book Ongaku ni ai sareta otoko: Sono haran no hansei, on whose cover is an image from their first collaboration.

Jingna photographed Korean celebrity Rain for Anchor Beer’s campaign in 2011.

She’s influenced by people such as Peter Lindbergh, John William Waterhouse, Yoshitaka Amano and Zdzisław Beksiński.  Jingna also citesher friend Kuang Hong, a fellow artist whom she had managed since the age of fifteen, in numerous interviews, as one of the influences and foundations of her artistic development.

She manages a professional Starcraft 2 team called Infinity Seven.




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