This series was inspired by an Avedon image shot for a Vogue cover in the 1960s.
Jeff Tse grew up in Hong Kong and New York City. He comes from a family of artists. His Great-Grandfather Xu Zhimo was the leader of theâ€¨modern poetry movement in China in the 1920â€™s. As an adult, Jeff picked up a camera and quickly acquired all the skills to become a successfulâ€¨sports photographer publishing shots of celebrity athletes like Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France. Seeking to create and refine imagery to be more perfect, he transitionedâ€¨to beauty and fashion photography. Many photographers are driven by something singular in their imagery. Jeff defines his work as a play of light and form. He strives to createâ€¨imagery that more parallels sculpture more than two-dimensional photographs. His goal is to translate subliminal aesthetic forms into photographs that are timelessly beautiful.â€¨Instead of catching passing trends, he strives to develop an aesthetic that is universal across genre and cultural backgrounds. Jeffâ€™s work appears in Harperâ€™s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Elle, and Cosmopolitan. His advertising clientsâ€¨include Pantene, Neutrogena, Dior, Cover Girl, and Vichy Cosmetics among others. Jeff divides his time between California and New York with his wife and three crazy cats.