Monthly Archives: December 2011

圣诞这个星期, This week

(Note: English below Chinese text) 回国来一个多月,看到很多图片,但拍的并不多,常常是在上、下班的路上,或和朋友聚会的途中,蜻蜓点水似的抓拍一些图片。所以这些图片,多是粗糙的。之所以蜻蜓点水,是因为总是很匆忙,还因为我发现在国内拍片比在美国要困难很多。人们总是有很高的警惕心理。我仍保留着在美国的拍片习惯——总要事先征求被拍者的同意,才端起相机。结果,大多数人都给我一声恶狠狠或冷冰冰的“不”,他们看我的眼神也很奇怪,似乎我是一个怪物。 然而,中国的社会景象似乎比美国更加丰富、精彩,很值得纪录下来。我真希望能花时间好好拍摄。我希望我有足够的时间和拍摄对象沟通,让他们知道,我没有恶意,只是想用我的相机拍下我看到的文化和社会景象,或者正在发生的、老百姓的历史。 圣诞这周,仅是在上下班的路上,和朋友下馆子的途中,就可以强烈感受到当今中国是一个让人眼花缭乱的蒙太奇世界。 在广州最新、最昂贵的珠江新城,赶潮流的人们仿效西洋人戴上心形荧光眼镜、荧光牛角、还有新奥尔良狂欢节面具,走到银光闪烁的圣诞树旁拍照。离珠江新城只有三个地铁站的员村,三个满身满脸灰尘、发育不良、眼睛凄苦的孩子在街头吃力地卖艺。他们用破烂的音响播放流行月,惹来驱赶他们的警察。在一个高档四川餐馆,吃客们欣赏着传统的中国艺术表演:变脸和长嘴茶壶舞蹈……这是我离开七年后再回来看的中国。 Ever since I moved back to China, I often feel guilty because I haven’t been able to photograph as much and as often as I hope to. It is much more … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming, but…快圣诞了

Christmas in China is not the same holiday in the States. Every day, as I walk out of the subway towards my three-week office in Pearl River New Town, I hear Christmas songs. I have the feeling that they come … Continue reading

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上、下班的路上

I agreed to help an editor friend editing their 2012 special issue as an editor. So for the next three weeks, I will work in a cubicle. This is something quite strange for a photographer, who is used to traveling … Continue reading

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