Winnie Lin completed her degrees of fashion design in Taiwan (Shih Chien University) and in the UK (LCF-University of Arts London). She launched herself as a milliner in Taiwan in 2008. Winnie Lin also won the Gold Medal in China's First International Hat Design Competition in 2013.
Lin enjoys exploring new possibilities and taking challenges in interdisciplinary arts with her millinery skills and her feminine characteristic. She has been dedicated in costume design for theatres since 2011. Her works including “The Coy Hunchback Steals His Maternal Decree”, “Marie Educates His Son at Virgin Flower Falling”,“Ciao, Chi Chao”(Theatre Company of LeeQingZhao the Private), “The lives of P”, “Distortion City”(Mobius Strip Theatre), “The Hotel Bubbles”(Wu-Fa-Biao-Da Contemporary Dance Troupe), “Realm of Trance” , “Seduction”(Mie Theatre) , “Doubt” and “The Legend of White Snake” (The party Theatre Group). Her design for Hu Chia Dance theatre has been showcased in Costume at 《COSTUME AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY 1990-2015》 by OISTAT Costume Design Group in Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum in 2015.
The countless repetition required for training in the martial arts enabled me to experience a delicate, keen, and natural reaction amidst a calm focus. On my journey to embody a spirit of Budo, I deeply felt a sense of love and freedom. To defend all that I love, I fight, and obtain the “freedom” that is so fundamental to man. Human existence became meaningful.
‘Object-Language’ (物語, monogatari) in Japanese means ‘Story’. It could also mean ‘the objects are telling stories’ in Chinese. Every object is telling stories in its own way. I, as a photographer, try to capture, translate, and present the transient / unnoticed / fragmental scenes in Taiwanese daily life as the stories from the objects with my camera.
Present the objects and stories is deeply driven by all kinds of human attitude and motivation; while it is also influenced by the very history and culture. Taiwanese history is relatively shorter if we compare to other countries in the world. Hence, it is the very reason why we should aim to pay closer attention to the real Taiwan and present it with the help of photography.