The Jackson Zhao 'Deliverance of Envy' shoot is a colorful fashion story that marries fantasy and reality. The shoot is a modern take on style that uses bold makeup, bright backdrops and unusually vibrant colors to create stylish fun. Zhao is no stranger to these colorful close-up spreads and is solidifying the style as his artistic trademark -- though that was not always the case. He has been shooting film as a hobby since he was in high school and began his career with architectural photography, shooting ads for luxury hotels and resorts. After realizing his true passion to be people and fashion, Zhao's distinctive style led to a rapid career took off.
Born in Shanghai, but raised in Vancouver, these diverse cultural influences are evident in his photos. Starring model Lucy Born and styled by Heidi Farnola, the colorfully captivating shoot is certainly one of a kind and striking to the eye. Zhao explains, "For me, I don’t just love photography because it’s a way to express my passion, but it also captures a moment in time that will never occur again, literally. I guess cameras are really time machines!”