I've spent my life between worlds. I am originally from Hong Kong, a daughter of China by blood, born and raised in an island outpost forever caught between the East and the West. As a photographer I have always been instinctively drawn to the transient realm between worlds. My first major series of photographs featured performers shedding their ordinary personas backstage as they got into character for roles in traditional Chinese opera presented in modern Hong Kong. I am now a naturalized American citizen and a longtime resident of New York City. Over the years I've photographed numerous jazz musicians schooled in a highly sophisticated and quintessential American art form, deeply rooted in the raw energy of the blues and the ancestral experience of blacks as strangers in a strange land. At recording sessions I document the creative spontaneity that is a hallmark of jazz by making my self invisible and doing my best to remain in the moment. I've also photographed Asians from a wide range of creative disciplines, including dance, visual arts and martial arts. And I am currently working on a portrait series about interconnectedness among people who have crossed the cultural divide reaching out to connect.