Zhang Wei

“Artists need to Express Themselves” – Interview with Photographer Zhang Wei

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In one of the most popular art districts in the East of Beijing, photographer Zhang Wei invites me into his stylish studio in a dark backyard. The neighborhood seems central and lively, even though we are at least two hours from the city centre. Zhang Wei has the view of someone who has seen quite a lot of things in life. He speaks quietly and thoughtfully.

On his walls hang world famous people depicted in perfect photographs.

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“My personal Ideal is that I need to Create” – Interview with Photographer Stephen Swartz

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Hotel California, a great song by the Eagles, was playing at one point in the background while the interview with Stephen Swartz was conducted at the Café Domizil in Altenburg, Germany. The song is about California, Los Angeles specifically. In the mid-70s, LA was full of high expectations and promises, and thousands of people migrated there in droves in search of warm sun, wealth, money and fame – expectations that ultimately went unfulfilled.

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