In partnership with Dominic, renowned in Chinese classical music circles as Yin Xiao. This photo essay highlights the Guqin (古琴) and attempts to capture its elegance in our studio. The charismatic Yin Xiao demonstrates a level mastery that only decades of honing your talents would you be able to attain.

Originally conceived as a product shoot of this ancient Chinese instrument. Later, evolved into an intimate portrayal of Yin Xiao’s masterful connection with it.

Yin Xiao shares with us, in great detail, the significance of each line and curve of the instrument.

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Photographed by Kevin Lee.

Additional words in captions by Yin Xiao.