Tristan Zhou
Tristan Zhou
Tristan Zhou
Tristan Zhou

Tristan Zhou

China is my ancestral homeland, and where I spent my teenage years. With its recent rapid economic growth, it has entirely shifted from an old, agrarian era to a new, urban one.

Nonetheless, much of the old can still be found in megacities such as Beijing and Shanghai.

The current wealth disparity between the rich and the poor is as large and fascinating as dystopian science fiction movies. I’m attracted by this juxtaposition — not only through the images I capture, but the truth behind it.

Artist Bios

  • Tristan Zhou

    Tristan Zhou

    Tristan Zhou is the very archetype of the cosmopolitan artist. The photographer and videographer is Japanese by birth but has lived in China from the age of 11. After graduating from the Institute of Visual Art in Shanghai with a BFA in photography, he continued his education in film studies in San Francisco. He currently works as a freelancer in Seattle.

    He is deeply attached to Asia, where he travels regularly. He has begun a photography project on the megalopolises of the continent of his birth. “I particularly appreciate the cultural richness that you find in the majority of Asian cities,” he explains. “Many cities in Asia are densely populated, like Hong Kong, for example, and I am interested in the way that people built these cities.”

    Zhou plays with form, volume, and perspective to set out a new vision for lifestyle and urban photography. His photographs, which are always very dynamic, capture the vitality of the Asian continent. He has no compunction about making composite images and, unusually, showing the post-production work he does in Photoshop Lightroom publicly.

    “We are too oversaturated with various images and videos. My mission is to create something that is not only eye-catching, but meaningful storytelling.”


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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    We look forward to seeing you at our Adobe Photo Booth at Photoville! Our photographer will take a couple of fun photos and our team will show you a few magic tricks to really make your photo pop. Then we will send you the images as you leave the tent! Be inspired by what is possible with Lightroom in just a few clicks. Surprise yourself with what your mobile phone can do! And of course, come on by and ask those questions you have been dying to have answered.

    Meet the artists on photowalks with our Adobe Lightroom Ambassadors from Australia, India, and the US! Hear their unique personal story as well as the story behind their Photoville exhibit. Learn what motivates and inspires them. Join them on a photowalk to take in local attractions and learn tips/tricks on capturing compelling photographs.

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Adobe Lightroom Ambassador: Tristan Zhou

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