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Born in Taiwan in 1992, Valerie currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her interest in photography began when she joined the popular photo-sharing website Flickr. What started out as a mere hobby quickly progressed into a passion for fine art and fashion photography. (bio)
Photography is the medium I choose as a method of escapism. I try to offer viewers an opportunity to use their imagination and relive their childhood dreams of far off places. One of my favourite novel series is the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. I love the idea of opening a door and entering a completely different world. You can create something in a picture that can never happen in real life. Drawing and painting can achieve a similar goal, but I think photography is the only form of visual art that can blend the real and surreal seamlessly. Most importantly, I want people to look at my photographs and feel a sense of calm, a feeling that overpowers all earthly worries, doubts, and sadness.