This is the 3rd of portrait series I've been assigned to at work. The main character this time is Wang Yu-Ping.
First, some background information. If Taipei is the house that you lived in, a lot of people would consider Hualien their backyard. Yu-Ping worked as a magazine editor at a large publishing house in Taipei. Like most city-dwelling workoholics, her life was her job. After almost two decades in the publishing business, her life took a sudden turn of events as she drove down a huge 6-lane one way avenue after too much overtime. Fortunately, she made it home, but decided to call it quits.
Her husband, who grew up in Hualien, had persuaded her move to Hualien. Because of the internet, it was relatively easy to work part-time for the same publishing house while tending to her own bi-monthly magazine and her two kiddies. Although being a full time mother can be streesful as well, shes feels that, for once, she's at her ideal life-work balance.
P.S. Although everything was a 'setup,' I think I'm finding (more or less) a style of my own; where a spontaneous moment is captured in a controlled situation. I like approaching these assignments with a pre-visiualization (after reading the story and meeting my subject), but allowing my subject to respond within their 'natural' (or neutral) environment.
Technical: I just noticed that everything was shot, unintentionally, with only one light. Either a 550EX via off-shoe camera cord or a SB-28 with the one of these. Location details here via Google Maps.