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Toby Zeng: CA 987

Beijing / Los Angeles


Toby Zeng was born in Beijing, China in 1998. At the age of 14, he moved to a boarding school located in California in a small town called Ojai. His passion for photography started to blossom during his sophomore year when he began taking photos with his iPhone. Four years later, Toby acquired a professional camera in order to shoot projects rather than taking random photos. 

The experience of being an international student switching between different visual atmospheres in China and the US has had a great impact on Toby’s photographic style. In this photo series, Toby combines the visual differences in those two places in order to portray his cross-continental perspective. 

CA 987 is the Air China flight number frequently used when Toby travelled back and forth between Beijing and Los Angeles. 

Edited by Tofu Collective