Born and raised in the serene city of Chengdu, China, photographer Kiki Xue aims to express a wide range of emotions through a thorough investigation of details. He is currently living and working as a fashion and art photographer in Paris. As part of his fashion photography career, Xue's photographs have been featured in Vouge Italia, Vogue China, Vogue Arabia,Vogue Greece, Harper's Bazaar China, CR Fashion Book, Boycott and more. His portraits have been selected for Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at National Portrait Gallery and have been exhibited at Photo London Fair, Context Art Miami, Photo Fair Shanghai and others. His solo exhibition of photographs and paintings was held at the Hors-champs gallery Paris in 2018. His first photography book KIKI XUE Portraits published by SKIRA in Paris in 2022.
In his works, he seeks to express himself and to convey his appreciation of beautiful, imperfect objects and people through a variety of cultural forms. He does not conceal flaws and destructed details that to his belief are an inherent part of beauty. His detailed and thought out designs and compositions encourage the viewer to stop and observe the work, which then echoes as an internal reaction in the observer.
Xue observes the effect of natural light and works with it to illuminate his works. Working with both digital and film cameras, Kiki Xue explores many different realms; the human body, still life, portraiture and fashion; creating profound detailed images, full of textures, emotion and vibrant colors.