An adventure into the unknown! It was a thrilling trip to Shanghai, on which ESTHER HAASE photographed the cast of the Netflix series ‘Meteor Garden’ for ICON magazine.
ICON Chief Editor Inga Griese on the production: “We were in Shanghai to do a photo shoot for the September issue of our style magazine, ICON. Photographer Esther Haase, stylist Silja Lange, Joerg Zuber and Roland Gloeckner, the fathers of charming Instagram avatar Noonoouri, and myself. Plus, all the stars of the Netflix series Meteor Garden: Shen Yue, Dylan Wang, Caesar Wu and Darren Wang, top model Han Yue, and the entire crew were there. We had prepared for months on end. Netflix had set up the contacts, but we had never met one another. Our crew from Germany was therefore so impressed by their immediate trust, the openness toward us, the interest with which the young artists, their manager and producers but also everyone else treated us. A large fashion production of this kind also has personal, physical and direct sides to it. What might lead to cultural misunderstandings? We tried to answer this question in advance. All doubts were smiled away, driven off by our collective laughter...”