Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jayne Lies skipped Asia to become a permanent feature in downtown NYC. The striking 27-year-old, who can be found hanging at local eateries like An Choi or kicking it with the boisterous crew from 5Boro, is well on her way to becoming one of those talents you just have to keep an eye on.

Though the majority of her portfolio connects to the fashion industry, Jayne's personal work portrays an underlying emptiness in her subjects. The portraits are equal parts contradictory and abstracted, but prove an innate ability to capture personality. 

For this portfolio review, COMPLEX connected with Ms. Lies for a run down of her favorite photographs.