I make work out of intersections. 




My name is Chrystal. I was born in Harbin (China), raised by scientists in Birmingham (UK), and have worked in Shanghai (China), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), and Melbourne (Australia.)

I studied English at University of Cambridge, Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, and worked as a Strategic Innovation Director in a media agency building innovation models for brands and running creative ideation workshops.

In 2016, I started The Mixed Couples Project, an ongoing portrait of couples in mixed racial/cultural relationships. In 2018, I am working on a collection of short stories called A.N.Other that follow a lean start-up model. Both of these projects welcome your input. 

I believe in the free flow of methods and ideas across science, art, business to make sense of complexity, and create value for society. 

My background is a combination of literature, photography, and innovation. My work is an application of these things to topics that interest me. 



Selected accolades






  • BA (Hons) English, University of Cambridge
  • MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, London College of Communication