Day by Day (Chinese: 日常) is the fourth studio album by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Hebe Tien from the girl group S.H.E. It was released on 13 July 2016 by HIM International Music.
The album’s concept photography is helmed by Mária Švarbová, famed for her use of pastel and muted tones. Hebe and the team flew to Slovakia for the shoot, transiting through Venice, totalling 15 hours of travelling time from Taipei. The result is a pleasantly fresh take on the singer, with a minimalist, almost surreal photography style, making it a marked move away from the past dramatic styles of her solo album art. Though the concept photography appears to be rigid in pose and void of clear emotions, in essence stripping away the individuality and identity of the subject – in this case Hebe, the visuals remain strong in delivering its narrative through encapsulating the moment in a scene. The style is most apt as the album’s concept art, where day by day is essentially about the daily life, removing all the layers of fame and mystery wrapped around the now successful singer, bringing her back to basics and back to where she becomes an equal being, like you and like me.
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