Lise was born in 1971, in Qingdao in the province of Shan Dong. In her childhood, she remembers enjoying dressing up for her aunt and uncle, as they would take multiple portraits of her. But as she explains, she never saw the results because making prints was too expensive at the time. At age 10 (1981), her dad showed her a tiny image of herself when she was 8 days. She recalls this moment as a striking one, she could not believe it was she on the picture: “I could not recognize myself”. That’s where she discovered the magical world of image making.
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