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Seen Lin is a Taiwanese photographer who uses photography as a means for her to better understand femininity. She believes her role as a photographer goes beyond making aesthetically pleasing images – it’s to guide the women she photographs to show the most authentic version of themselves. Instead of the stereotypical images depicting women as sensitive and fragile beings, her photography is a celebration of empowered women, an ode to those who are unafraid of subverting traditional gender roles and defying mainstream notions of beauty.


对于台湾摄影师 Seen Lin 来说,摄影是更好地了解女性的途径。她认为,作为一名摄影师,不应只限于创作好看的影像,更应该去引导她的摄影对象坦露最真实的一面。和许多肖像摄影师的作品不同,她所呈现的女性形象并非是人们刻板印象中那些柔美、顺从或脆弱的女性。相反,在她镜头下,女性总是以赋权的姿态,颠覆传统的女性角色,挑战着社会对女性的主流观念。

As an analog-only photographer, Lin’s fondness for film doesn’t stem from a higher-than-thou attitude of believing digital to be inferior. In fact, she confesses that she’s rather clueless when it comes to operating a digital camera. Having begun her foray into photography with an analog camera, she hasn’t ever felt the need to transition to digital. Even for commercial projects, she still shies away from the industry standards of working in a digital format. “I’ve been lucky. Clients come to me because they like my film shots,” she tells us. “Of course, there are clients that request I deliver digital work. When that happens I just recommend other photographers.


虽然她只用胶片拍摄,但这绝非出于一种认为胶片比数码摄影更优越的想法。事实上,她说自己只是不太会操作数码相机,因为她一开始接触摄影就是用胶卷相机拍摄,所以一直都没有转用数码相机。即使是在拍摄商业项目,她也拒绝按照行业标准来用数码相机拍摄。“我很幸运。客户找我也是因为他们喜欢我的胶卷作品。”她告诉我们,“当然,也会碰到要求我提供数码作品的客户。遇到这种情况,我一般会跟他们推荐其他摄影师。”

While feminity has always been at the crux of her work, Lin’s perspective on the topic has constantly changed over the years. Back in 2012, when Lin released the photo album HER∞, she believed that men couldn’t see the true beauty of women, an idea that she now acknowledges as a misconception. “To produce great photos, it’s more dependent on the relationship between the photographer and subject and the emotions being exchanged by them,” she explains. “Presenting emotion in an authentic way is a key part of creating compelling creative work. The gender of the person creating the work shouldn’t matter.


虽然一直以来,女性都是她的作品主题,但是关于女性这个话题,她的看法在多年来一直不断改变。2012年,Lin发表了自己的《HER∞》摄影作品系列,当时的她认为,男人都看不到女人真正的美丽,而现在的她承认,这是一种误解。我现在明白到,性别并不重要。她说,要拍出好的照片,更重要的是摄影师和拍摄对象之间的关系。情感才是主导一切的关键。”

Website: www.seenlin.com
Instagram: @seenlin

 

Contributor: David Yen


网站: www.seenlin.com
Instagram: @seenlin

 

供稿人: David Yen