Here’s a great behind-the-scenes video by The Creators Project featuring Li Wei, the Chinese photographer whose gravity-defying photographs have captured the world’s imagination. You can see some of his work in this interview we did with him back in 2010.
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Li Wei is a Beijing-based artist that creates jaw-dropping scenes using mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding, and acrobatics. Check out his website here.
PetaPixel: Can you tell us about yourself and your background?
Li Wei: I was born in HuBei province. I studied oil painting when I was in college. And I went to Beijing in 1993 and went to East village, artists such like Zhang Huan influenced me a lot. So I started my performance art career before turning to photography. Today, photography is only a way of expressing, not my only medium. I also make statues. You can see performance elements in my works. I think this is my background.