The Longing

Long story short, sadness totally hit me since I returned to the city from San Francisco. I was calling my best friend while crying on the phone shamelessly at a coffee shop. After some laughs she commented on my broken heart, she said, “Oh! This is great! Let’s do a photoshoot about sadness.” (Well, maybe don’t ever call your best friend when you are sad if she is a photographer!) Only because she needed one project to perfect her portfolio, we successfully turned the sadness into a great artsy colloborative photography project. And what we got here turned bigger and richer than we thought. 

As all my close friends anticipated, I was able to let the sadness go after a few weeks. But what they didn’t know was that I was crying stupidly in front of camera at the shoot. When I look back now, I think this project helped me heal faster. And, my best friend who shot me Maya ( officially became the photographer for Summer Sins Style ever since. 

Model: Summer Y. L.

Photographer: Maya Luo (



Hi, I'm Summer 言奕. I'm a NYC based Chinese Globetrotter with friendships and network in more than 20 different countries. I'm attracted to international cultures and peoples. I can play chess better than Chinese chess, and I'm an avid Argentine Tango social dancer. Please always hit me up if you'd like to dine together or go to a show :)

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