Though Raleigh, North Carolina-based Valerie Chiang is not a professional photographer (rather, she is a student at Oberlin Conservatory studying piano performance), her photos certainly speak volumes. Like Flickr photographer Lucy Nuzum, Chiang is able bring to life the intangible, capturing our fleeting youth in a sweet and vulnerable way.
Just 18-years-old, Chiang tells us she’s been taking pictures only for the last year and a half. “When people look at my photos, I want them to feel as though they are momentarily transported into a fantasy world. I try to create ‘dreamscapes,’ where people can use my photographs as a method of escapism.”