Jayden tang

Born in Hunan province, China, Jayden had a normal and a bit lonely childhood as the only child in the family. When he went to secondary school at age 12, he was introduced to a painting club via his friend’s older sister. First time in Jayden’s life, He saw replica of sculptures such as Michelangelo’s David. It opened a total new world to him. He was fascinated by the beauty of those sculptures and paintings. He joined the club immediately with excitement. He drew and painted almost everyday in the next six years in secondary school. That was Jayden’s best time and memory before adulthood. 

At the age of 18 Jayden moved to Beijing following his admission to University. He brought with him a 135mm SLR film camera and started to shoot from the first day. He won a photography award in a university competition in the first year and that encouraged him to learn more and keep shooting through his time in university. 

After graduating from university, Jayden found interest in fashion photography and started leaning in that area, but confused by his direction Jayden was away from photography for a while. In late 2006 Jayden decided to focus on photography again. He took up courses, assisted a few best fashion photographers in China at that time and shot editorials for magazines and fashion brands during that period before He was admitted in the University of the Arts London for a MA course of Fashion Photography in 2009. 

Moving to London opened a new creative world to Jayden. The English name Jayden was also given by himself upon arrival in UK. He was inspired by all kinds of knowledge and experience in London, from browsing the Vogue magazines in the 50’s in the university library, to visiting exhibitions and shows, and etc. Everything was learning and happy experience. in 2011, Soon after graduation, Jayden got opportunity to assist Solve Sundsbo and also worked on post production of Alexander McQueen’s book Savage Beauty. He also kept shooting whenever he got an idea. 

In 2012, Jayden won the third place in the Sony World Photography Awards (professional competition) and had his work exhibited along with other winners in Somerset House. From the same year, he started his first studio in London and continued his creative journey. 

Over the years, His work has attracted global publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Vision, Fiasco, etc. Jayden also worked with renowned fashion brands such as Dior Jewellery, Vivienne Westwood, etc.

From 2018, Jayden started to shoot more of his personal work and a project called Unconditional Beauty for maternity and motherhood.

On and off photography in the past many years, Jayden still enjoy the excitement of creativity. He is on the journey to discover more visual possibilities.