Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
Who are you and what do you do? My name is Derrick Lin and I am a senior strategist in advertising.
Current city: Seattle, WA
Clients: Apple, Disney, Chipotle, IKEA, Entertainment Weekly, and I’ve published a photography book with Rizzoli: Work, Figuratively Speaking.
How did you make these? I visualize subtle thoughts and feelings in mundane life scenarios—especially around working—with the miniature figures as the “little voices in my head,” and I use desk items, lamps and my iPhone to create my photography. I try to find visual metaphors in moods we typically reserve to ourselves, and inject humor or positivity into those topics.
Why did you make these? I noticed people mostly share positive things on social media and keep the not-so-brag-worthy thoughts to themselves, and often those feelings are the source to our stress. I challenged myself to turn those ideas into something cheerful and beautiful. It has been my way of reminding myself to find a different perspective in every challenge and obstacle I encounter, as well as a way to express my creativity.
What do people typically say about your work? I am very fortunate to have a very engaged and supportive audience from around the world. According to them, my photography and the topics I depict resonate with them. Some make them smile, some make them cry. I’m most touched when I receive messages from my followers saying that they find strength and inspiration in my work for them to go on. I’m amazed that my little project has a stage and purpose.
Social: @marsder (on Instagram)