Julian Song China

A photograph of male model Huang Liyang and female model Li Qian seemingly flying through the sky surrounded by the skyscrapers of nighttime Shanghai.

Julian Song is a Chinese photographer and creative director. He refers to his process as being closer to math than art, describing it as “a formula designed to break conventions,” and the resulting images are audacious, irreverent and never quite what they seem. From editorial projects for GQ Magazine and Marie Claire to his own personal work, he walked us through the creative ideas behind some of his favorite images.