French fashion photographer takes you on a distinct visual journey through China at night
posted Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
In early December, WIRED rebranded its photography website, WIRED Photo. When they did so, they promised better visuals and excellent storytelling. They’ve delivered with their recent coverage of Marilyn Mugot’s excellent night photography project.
The French fashion photographer and graphic designer travelled to China for six weeks this past autumn and returned home with eerie, cinematic images of Chinese neighborhoods. She prefers working at night because “At night, I feel like I have to guess where the magic is hiding. It’s very intense, like a quest…The lights and the elements take on mystical and secret dimensions which are not always real but a result of my imagination.”
Looking through Mugot’s work on her website or Instagram is like going on a journey through a place that is somehow straddling the line between real and unreal. Her post-processing renders colors in a distinct fashion, relying often on shades of blue, magenta and violet with the occasional burst of warmer hues. We've selected a handful of my favorite images from her recent trip to China to share with you and you can head to WIRED’s coverage for more.