Interview with Ziqian Liu
Question 1: How did you get into photography?
Answer: “In the beginning, photography is one way to record the life to me，mostly to take pictures for tasty food or selfie with friends，until I end a relationship. I realized that I need to transfer the attention and stop feel sorry for myself. I choose photography because, I can take part in the whole process，moreover when I look the pictures I took，I could feel a sense of achievement, I started love photography from that time.'‘
Question 2: What are your intentions when you are out shooting?
Answer: “Photography to me is not only a tool that bring the beautiful sight to others，but also is a channel for photographers to express themselves. It is obvious that people would be attracted by the image first，but I wish the audience could feel the emotions which under the image and have resonance with photographer，this is also the goal what I am working on.“
Question 3: How has photography changed your life?
Answer: ‘It is easy to know that take pictures from different angles could get different kinds of great images，they are all good works，which is same to our life，through photography I truly realize that there are so many ways to get our destination，one doesn’t work we can change another， stop focus on one issue think about it from the other point of view is the biggest change to me.'‘
Question 4: What is something that you struggled with early on in your journey?
Answer: “Actually there is something still struggling me now,I never learnt photography before，every photo shoots by feeling and intuition，so I am totally not professional in this. I always care about if the composition，light or colors are accurate or not，which means I have a broad space to improve my photography skills, it is really good to me.“
Question 5: What is one takeaway for photographers going through a creative rut?
Answer: “It is quite necessary to keep watching other photographers. To my understanding，watching means observe every area around our life and feel them by heart. Watching also means to learn from others，to watch more great works，then，thinking about how to bring the information that we feel and learn into our own work.”