Monthly Archives: May 2012

digital pin hole photos 数码针孔摄影

pin hole portrait – woman with long hair – Images by xiaomei chen 又试着玩了玩针孔摄影。 Played with digital pin hole photography this afternoon. Tested many times, this is the sharpest I could get.

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Under the Phoenix Tree 凤凰树下

(中文在英文下面) It rained quite a bit in the past few days so that phoenix flower petals fell and dotted the ground in Mt. Dafu Park. I always love Phoenix trees, whose leaves are like big, big feathers made of smaller … Continue reading

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Mt. Dafu Black and White – Images by xiaomei chen Went to Mt. Dafu very early this morning…. 在地铁看报。有文“质问”读者:你, 你,你是怎么过周末的?文章说只有周末才是完全属于你自己的时间。如果一个人胡乱过周末,那么他是没有生活的。 我马上心虚起来。 因为工作是摄影兼码字,不用朝九晚五,我已经不能把工作时间和业余时间分开。有时候,工作像玩儿,或旅游。有时候,休闲则像在工作,因为我的休闲常是听音乐和读书或心血来潮时胡乱写东西,而我在工作中每写一篇稿子,除了实地考察和采访,还要读很多资料。所以,除非要通宵赶稿子,我常弄不清自己究竟是在工作,还是在悠闲打发时间——虽然我老对别人说忙。 看完那个版面,我开始怀疑我可能没有实质的生活,然后决定洗心革面,从今往后要好好工作,努力休闲。 第二天是周六。起床后,我习惯性地打开音响,煮了咖啡,然后读书。午饭后,我改了两篇稿子,发邮件向几个摄影师要图片,找了点资料。近黄昏时,我从梦中惊醒似的惊呼起来:哎呀,我忘记了昨日的承诺!于是,我决定晚上看电影。看电影绝对算休闲! 我开始琢磨,究竟是去电影院呢还是在家用电脑看碟?一个人跑去电影院看电影?似乎有点怪。于是在家看了《桃姐》。 看完电影,我还是心虚。这个心虚和前日的不一样。前日心虚是因为发觉自己的生活混沌。这会儿心虚是因为电影画面提醒了我:有些日子没摸相机了,有几个项目“搁浅”了好些日子。不拍片的日子,空落落的,是心被抽干的那种感觉,有种犯罪感。 那么,明天——周日,我该工作,还是休闲?我可以去一德路买相框,把一幅书法作品和三幅画框起来,挂到家里的墙上。这不是工作。还可以去上下九或西关瞎逛。如果去上下九或西关,带不带相机呢?或者我可以明天在天河办完事儿再去?三号线地铁在周末太拥挤……那么,我还是去附近的大夫山吧?搬来番禺差不多两个月了,才去了一趟……就这么决定了,去大夫山! 周日,我起了个早。六点不到,就骑车到大夫山去。忍不住,还是背了摄影包,带三个镜头。管它是休闲还是工作,管它是不是混沌,反正我今天必须走出家门到山里去一趟,才觉得舒坦,我还必须摸摸相机和镜头,心里才踏实。

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“no unhappy look, please”

I spotted his black audi the moment I walked out of the gate of Jingxiu Garden, a gated community where I live now. My sixth sense told me that he, with my friend, Tang, was waiting for me there. I … Continue reading

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Hangzhou Again 又到杭州

  (注:中文在英文下面) I went to Hangzhou again last weekend and stayed there for four days. April and May are Hangzhou’s most beautiful time of the year. It was just wonderful to view the West Lake through raindrops. It was as … Continue reading

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more abandoned

    近来杂事多,好久没有贴图了。有点内疚。先贴几张一个月前拍的图片。 It’s been a long, long while since I last uploaded images here. GUILTY is what I have been feeling. I should see harder and photograph more and update the blog more frequently… But a lot of time, … Continue reading

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