Charlie Xia was born in Beijing but grewup traveling between Germany the United States and the UK. Upon completing his university studies, he returned to China and took up
photography professionally, specializing in architecture and food.
Although based in Shanghai, he travels frequently for commercial and editorial shoots. Charlie's work has appeared in Wallpaper, Architectural Digest, and Interior Design. His commercial clients include the Park Hyatt, Capitaland, Shangrila, and IHG. His personal works have been showcased in Shanghai and Berlin.
Kai specializes in industrial, corporate and architectural photography.
His style is clean, crisp and real. Flexible and experienced in any environment, he has shot in more than 130 factories, offices, hospitals, & universities for clients in a variety of industries.
Lei Gong is a Chinese-American commercial photographer based in Shanghai. His primary focus is cars and lifestyle still photography. Lei's work is best described as clean, natural and in-the-moment.
His client list includes: Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover/Jaguar, Adidas, and Nike.
Mark is a former photojournalist turned fashion photographer whose work has taken him to over forty countries. Originally from New York, he is currently based in Shanghai to produce personal and fashion photography. He is the grand prize winner of the Surface Avant Guardian project as well other notable awards. Mark's photos have appeared in Vogue, Numero, Surface, Elle, Tatler, Gotham, Fiasco, Vanity Teen, and The New York Times and others.
Snow Force is an intense three week driving event in Inner Mongolia, China. Taking place on a massive frozen lake, guests are taught to drift and slide under brutal weather conditions. With temperature and wind chill often reaching -35C, Spektrum photographers and their equipment are put their limits daily. It's truly a one of a kind experience.
Spektrum was tasked with covering the Range Rover launch in Sanya, China. Media and guests tested the cars over a multitude of difficult terrain and roads. One particular steep off-road track was built into a mango and coconut plantation. Our mosquito and snake dodging photographers were rewarded with delicious fruits and wonderful photo opportunities.
Taking place all over China, Mercedes-Benz AMG invites guests to test drive and learn from their international team of instructors. From the C class to the SLS, every model is present to be seen and felt. For the F1 fans, there was a special surprise awaiting them at the track. Mika Häkkinen, not only available for photos and to answer questions, but a lucky guests gets a chance for laps around the track in his special GT SLS.
Beijing's 798 was the perfect setting to celebrate Levi's launch of the redesigned 501 jeans. A modern classic, the 501 has been worn by everyone from movie stars and musicians to workers and beatniks. On display were some of the rarest jeans in the world as well as the newest addition to the 501 line. Legendary Hong Kong musician Paul Wong and this band Hann was on hand for a private intimate concert.