Let’s face it, we don’t do well with the unknown. Uncertainties drive us crazy. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have used religion to answer questions that we can’t answer, to explain things we can’t explain, and to give us something to hold on to when we don’t have anything. We humans are very small
Growing up in Northern China, I’m a native to cold climates. I also spent two years in Northern Minnesota for college. I’m going home for Chinese New Year in February. So I thought why don’t I write a piece on my winter essentials. I want to start from basic. If you are going to a
Did everyone have a great Christmas? I hope you did. As we are entering into 2018, I want to take a look of 2017 and highlighted some of the milestones this year. If there is one theme that connects everything in this whole year, that would be photography. Last year in December I started working
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a book worm and an egg head. I keep track of all the books I have read since 2011. When I read a book, I underline the important part or part that makes me think. I then read the underlined sessions a second time and
Last week I teamed up with makeup artist Kenia to do a little creative makeup session. Her vision is to do a representation of death and rebirth. What do you think we do?
For months I have been asking myself what is Emma Li all about? All I could come out with is fashion and photography, photography and fashion. Round and round I go. The answers are not very satisfying as you can tell. I was taking these photos, and I wonder why I was making these
Patience is a virtue, but we millennials got none. As a millennial, we all get big dreams. We don’t want to be normal. We see “success” happened to other people who are our age or even younger. Youtube and Instagram made it possible for normal people to be influencers and have their own voices
Being in front of camera has taught me a lot about photography. Because both the model and the photographer make a photo. Now I have shot with quite a few different photographers, I took notes from the subject’s perspective. One thing we might overlook is that when the photographer is nice and genuine, it evokes
Have you ever wondered how people could dress differently in different parts of the country? I have. I set out on a cross country road trip last year to capture the street fashion from coast to coast. In this video I would share what I learned about street fashion across the U.S.
“Live the Life you’ve imagined.” I wrote the quote on a piece of paper many years ago and it has been on my wall (actual wall) since. This is also why I started imaginesville, a place where people live up to their imaginations and inspirations. It’s an imaginary place where all the creative people live.