Don’t Wake Me Up

SeiSho Hung is a Taiwanese photographer living and working in Japan. Art has always been a part of his life and he’s most inspired by his regular daily routines. SeiSho will be publishing his own photography book about his life experiences in the near future.

How did the idea for the series come about?

There is no special idea, it just came naturally. I was doing street photography a few years back and then I met my fiancée who’s the model in this series. I think I just used the concept of street photography in life portrait. Of course, there are also a lot of my subjective ideas of aesthetic in there too.

How do you approach these intimate shoots?

Getting trust is the only way.

Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?

I don’t know if there is a more powerful way. The woman’s body was the origin of art. Any form of natural nakedness has been very powerful to me. It is the most primitive beauty.

What inspires you?

Any subtle thing in life can inspire me. Especially low lights in the shadows, I often spend a lot of time to observe that light. In addition, music is a good friend of my creation. It can quickly lead my mind into the shooting state.

How would you define beauty?

Natural, unposed.

Film or digital?

Before I came to Japan I almost exclusively used film. I also developed black and white negatives by myself. Now I use digital more, mainly because film in Japan is not cheap. Even so, I will continue to use film, it is still my favourite.

What makes you happy?

A nice-weather vacation with my fiancée and with a camera on me. A big hug. Also I like Japan very much, if I can stay here I think that would make me very happy.

What’s next for you?

A book on teaching photography is being discussed with publishers. Also I’ll continue to shoot for my future photography book.