Jasmine Feng in ‘Walk the Line’ by Yin Chao For Numéro China September 2013
Posted Sep 18, 2013
A pilgrimage to parts unknown Jasmine Feng takes a desert journey in ‘Walk the Line’ by Yin Chao for the September 2013 issue of Numéro China. As I move through the shallow recesses of my mind I ache to go to a deeper place of discovery, a place beyond my own myopic vision, where I am part of the syncopated harmony of humanity. An exquisite work of editorial existentialism, Feng battles her inner demons as she fights through each frame, a wounded warrior seeking freedom from the prison of her past. Surrounded by the sweeping beauty of nature’s raw emotions, she finally lets go, falling in sweet surrender to something greater than herself. Shades of black and grey, Striking a beautiful balance between fashion and art Jerry Ng’s dramatic desert survival styles evoke a kind of desolate angst, perfect for this philosophical story. Awe-struck by the intensity of the imagery I have been dancing around this editorial for days fearing I could not do it justice, it was only when I finally allowed myself to move beyond the surface and get to the substance that I found a way in. Thought-provoking and profound, Chao uses his cinematic photography to celebrate the frailty of life and push the arid apathy of existence through the dry cracks of our universal desert floor.