Guoman Liao is from a small town in China and currently based in Vancouver (Canada).
He started taking photographs when he was studying sociology at University in 2011. He initially went out into the streets taking portraits and later developed the interest for fashion photography. Drawing inspiration from medieval paintings, sculptures, and vintage films, Liao blurs the line between dreams and reality when creating images. Photographic works by the American fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville and the German experimental photographer Erwin Blumenfeld have impacted grealty on his visual approach.
Guoman Liao knows how to capture the timeless conundrum of a photographed portrait. He knows how to play with ambiguity, how to tell it in pictures, through September nostalgic design, lights and mysterious shadows, creating surreal and elusive atmospheres.