Hey, I am a London-based freelance fashion and documentary photographer, originally from Hong Kong. My fashion editorial has won ND Awards 2020 People: Fashion 3rd Place winner. Other fashion stories published on Moevir Paris, Gmaro Magazine, Mordant Magazine, etc. With a passion for the philosophy and theories behind photography, I run a blog (https://www.belindajiao.com/blog) with a monthly organic readership of 1200+, spanning across topics from the essence of good photography to the business of photos.
- On Notion: Morgan x Kasien 'Nobody Else' MV BTSBehind the scenes photography for Notion Magazine UK, featuring Morgan and Kasien perform their new single "Nobody Else". Tear sheet excerpts of recently published imagery, read the full version on Notion Online! Full text and feature available on Notion Online.
- LiberatéLiberaté is a photo essay documenting activism in London in light of issues surrounding personal freedoms during COVID, the passing of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (‘The Bill’), and NHS workers’ rights. Images have been published across a wide range of media worldwide, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Daily Express, Daily Mail and more.
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- Belinda JiaoThis place looks different from school, the school that Mom said I am no longer going to. She was very proud when I was accepted here, where the ‘brightest’ kids go. They eventually do great things - become lawyers, doctors, politicians, make a lot of money. Mom says I will be ‘set up for success’. This place looks expensive. I can tell from the comfy chairs and the smart-looking uniform. Honestly though, how could Mom be sure I would be happy here? Maybe I should trust her for now, because fo3
- Photographic Direction
- 120 Film
- Editorial Photography
- Fashion Photography
- Street Photography
ND Awards 3rd Place, People: Fashion, Non-ProfessionalND AwardsThis series titled 'floral pursuits', was shot in March 2020 in Hong Kong city. The shoot was set up as a collaboration between a team of creatives in Hong Kong, styled using wardrobe items provided by Charlotte Ng Studio Official. The concept behind the shoot was to challenge the idea of Hong Kong being a concrete jungle with nothing but dense buildings. Throughout the series, the protagonist flower girl demonstrates her immense pleasure in exploring ordinary corners of the city, a flower market in this case. She found traces of flowers in both her outfit and makeup. The series showcases the beauty of the city in another angle, contrary to how it is popularly conceived by the world. The shoot took place during the COVID 19 outbreak in the city, prompting a lot of introspection within the hearts of many. To me, this set of work is my personal assignment to find beauty in my own city in a different way than I am told.