“Xue’s photographic work is marked by his belief that ‘true beauty lies within’, and there’s magic to be found. His eye is seasoned by his appreciation of art history representing Eastern and Western Cultures both traditional and modern. As he explains, “photography emphasizes the drawing part and portraiture is only a carrier of design. They are combined with each other. I like to observe different faces with different stories. For me, portrait photography puts a face to the story in my mind. It is a combination or collision of two stories, producing beauty or a sense of clash”.