Tian is a vision of heaven that departs from fluffy white clouds and feather-winged angels, instead embracing the harmonic balance of the worldly and the heavenly. The series features the major nourishing staples of East Asian cultures, both as godly, otherworldly offerings as well as bodily, homey delights. Throughout, reminders of heritage swirl together with the imprints of contemporary Asian American makers. Tian is a heaven that dispenses with pearly gatekeeping and invites you to find the extant serenity within.
Photographer & Creative Director: Stephanie Shih | @thisisshih
Prop Stylist: Annika Fischer | @anniirose
Food Stylist: Veronica Laramie | @verolaramie
Wardrobe Stylist: Ziran | @theziran
Cinematography Consultant + EQ & Studio: Buddy Bleckley | @buddysstudiola
Assistant: Marissa Ding | @dingmarissal
Ceramics (vases): Jonathan Yamakami | @jonathan.yamakami
Hand Model: Grace Bennett | @grace.handmodel
Stephanie Shih is a Los Angeles-based photographer and motion artist. Working in food and still life, Stephanie’s painterly approach translates the multisensory moments we experience into luxurious visuals. She thrives on conceptual projects with unexpected, playful twists that subvert the ordinary. When not behind the lens, Stephanie is often found in the kitchen, adding her latest spice drawer discovery into an experimental new cake.
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