楊順發正式接觸攝影,是從1985年進入中鋼工作後開始。這些年來他創作不綴,陸續發表了不同的作品形式和主題系列。在創作時楊順發慣常在背景中應用各種道具、安排各式角色,打造各種現實又虛幻的舞台,如早期的《再造王國》、《野獸橫行》系列。藉由這些情境,揭示、嘲諷虛矯表象下的真實社會面貌,表達他所觀察、體驗到的「台灣現世相」。

Shun-Fa Yang has started taking photos since he entered the China Steel Corp. in 1985. Over the years, he has successively created a variety of photographic works and announced different thematic series. In course of his artistic creation, Yang often employs different props and arranges diverse characters in the background to create a variety of realistic and imaginary stages, such as his early series: Rebuilding the Kingdom and Rampant Beasts. Through the created scenes, he attempts to reveal and taunt the actual society beneath the seeming while to show “the present look of Taiwan” that he’s observed and experienced.