Lin, Mo Mo

Mo Mo was born in 1962 in Kaohsiung of southern Taiwan. With a degree in Communications Management from Shih Hsin University in Taipei, he worked as a wedding photographer for some twenty years. With that experience, Mo Mo learned to work with subjects of different personas and to deal with various shooting scenes, especially in capturing the facial expression of his photographed subject and creating atmosphere that engages the protagonist.

“Let your subjects be themselves,” a phrase said by American photographer Herb Ritts, is Mo Mo's professional motto. He pays close attention as to how to interact with his subjects in ways that they feel comfortable to express themselves and tell their own stories, whether by making a pose or throwing a glance. The photographer's job then is to capture the story told through a lens—in this sense, a photographer is also a story teller. This is what Hideki Fujii, a Japanese master in photography, often said: “The first and foremost requirement for being a great portraitist is to become a master in storytelling.” Powerfully and poetically telling the story told has been, and will continue to be, Mo Mo's lifetime pursuit as a photography artist.