Photographic Alphabet: X is for An Rong Xu

Photographic Alphabet: X is for An Rong Xu

V8 Club. Taicheng, China © An Rong Xu

V8 Club. Taicheng, China © An Rong Xu

An Rong Xu is a New York City based photographer and director. Born in China and raised in New York City’s Chinatown, Xu explores the world around him through his unique cultural perspective.

Xu’s work is rooted in the beauty of the ordinary, capturing a rich cinematic stillness in his photography and a passionate ethereal journey in his films. Bringing with him a vision for creating emotional narratives, Xu shares a deeper look into the lives of his subjects with a sense of trust and candor, shown through personal moments and words unspoken.

Deity Birthday Celebration. Taipei, Taiwan © An Rong Xu

Deity Birthday Celebration. Taipei, Taiwan © An Rong Xu

Dancing after dark. Shenzhen, China © An Rong Xu

Dancing after dark. Shenzhen, China © An Rong Xu

Break up in Jongo. Seoul, Korea © An Rong Xu

Break up in Jongo. Seoul, Korea © An Rong Xu

Daybreak in Yilan. Yilan, Taiwan © An Rong Xu

Daybreak in Yilan. Yilan, Taiwan © An Rong Xu

Romance in Seoul. Seoul, Korea © An Rong Xu

Romance in Seoul. Seoul, Korea © An Rong Xu

Shenzhen, China © An Rong Xu

Shenzhen, China © An Rong Xu

Han River. Seoul, South Korea © An Rong Xu

Han River. Seoul, South Korea © An Rong Xu

To see more of An’s work, visit his website here

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