‘Models models models’ and ‘Don’t waste my time!’ are some of the most famous quotes of Yu Tsai, an American photographer based in Los Angeles and New York, who arrived ‘on duty’ in Dubrovnik.
Tsai’s way to the top began in a very interesting way – during the time of his eduation he discovered his passion for the arts, along with directing and photography as a means of telling a visual story.
Yu Tsai’s photography has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue Thailand, and Vogue Japan. He has photographed celebrities including Janet Jackson, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Demi Lovato, Daniel Radcliffe, Zhang Ziyi, Ewan McGregor, Rosario Dawson, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Sienna Miller, Paz Vega, Ryan Reynolds, Sean Faris, Ryan Gosling and Zooey Deschanel, along with models including Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Upton, Rosie Huntington, Liliana Dominguez, Yamila Diaz and Gigi Hadid.
Yu Tsai has collaborated with other commercial directors in treatment writing and script development, and has directed commercials for Aetna, Gateway, and Samsung, among others. As a photographer, he has shot advertising campaigns for companies such as Apple, Clairol, Guess, and Lexus.
Yu Tsai replaced Johnny Wujek as photo shoot creative consultant on cycle 21 and cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model. He also participated in national-wildlife conservation research with the National Geographic Research group. He is the judge on cycle 4 and currently on cycle 5 of Asia’s Next Top Model as the new creative director.