Valerie Yuwen Hsieh – Young Petals

‘Young Petals’ is the reinterpretation of my nostalgic teenage years.

Analogue photographer Valerie Yuwen Hsieh recently submitted this sublime photo-series she took on 35mm film in Taipei, Taiwan. Shot at night with flash and some lilies.

Moreover, Valerie wrote:

“One of my favorite quotes is from the book The Perks of Being a Wall Flower: ‘I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.’ Puberty is such a complicated but beautiful time. I went to a girl high school, and I remember having so much fun but sometimes feeling melancholy for no reasons. Iโ€™m also obsessed with girlhood. Any movies with teenage girls as protagonists are my jam. I got inspired by the characteristics, personalities, appearance and fashion from these girls. Often the cinematography also has an influence on my photos.”

Credits:

Photography & styling: Valerie Yuwen Hsieh โ˜† IG: @valyuwenhs

Models: Celine & Janet

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