Zoe Huang (Zhú-Xuān Huáng) from Taiwan. Since 2012, my work is inspired by nature and the sparkles in daily life as a graphic designer. I have unwavering enthusiasm to explore the collision of colors and textures. Follow me on Instagram @artzxh
Q. What words, sayings, or keyphrases do you learn when traveling to a new country? Which foreign countries did you visit?
A. I enjoy discovering the stories of people from different cultures through travel. I think something as simple as "Hi"! can't go wrong :). I have been to the Netherlands, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Japan. I have also volunteered in Thailand for two months.
Q. What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started your art?
A. The beauty of art lies in the emotions that are hardly described in words through images. I hope the things I value, most in my work, resonates with you.
Q. Where/How can we find your work(s)?
A. You can follow me on Instagram @artzxh / @zxh.design.
Q. What kind of pictures do you like to shoot, and which ones do you avoid? Why do you avoid it or them?
A. I like to capture natural scenery. I avoid shooting people who are unaware of my lens. The reason for not doing so is because it doesn't seem to respect others; taking photos of people without their consent.
Q. What travel-based tips and tricks would you like to share?
A. Respect for each other is always the most important code.
Q. In your travels, have you come across a non-profit charity/cause worth highlighting? If so, what was it called? If not, what cause is worthy of support in your opinion?
A. I have not encountered it before, but I think all acts of kindness are worthy of admiration and support!
Q. What makes for a good picture?
A. Consciously capture the images you want to present in your mind, which will make your photos meaningful. I think that techniques, composition, and other things can be learned and enhanced, so there is no need to be too restrictive.
Q. What has influenced your capturing eye or style the most? Which photographer has influenced you the most?
A. I do not particularly admire a specific photographer, but I adore Naoto Fukasawa, a Japanese industrial designer. The concept "without thought" he devotes to design touched me a lot. In this era, when all things are given too much meaning, simplicity is very challenging.
Q. How do you ensure you improve or are sharpening your artistic eye?
A. Don't be overconfident that you understand all the truth in the world, and every little thing has its place to be admired.