Toby Zeng


"When I go to the mall I see those commercial photos, the model’s face is always the most interesting object in the frame. We assume that our body lives under our identity and it’s not supposed to be in the frame as its own individual entity, not shackled by the mind’s image"















Toby Zeng was born in Beijing, China in 1998. At the age of 14, he moved to a boarding school located in California in a small town called Ojai. His passion for photography started to blossom during his sophomore year when he began taking photos with his iPhone. In 2016, Toby started taking photos with a professional camera to shoot projects rather than take random photos. This drastically improved his photography practice. Toby is studying at Bard college under the photo department .