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China Fashion Downward -The Social Landscape We Wear

Does this five-minute video make you feel dizzy? Maybe sometimes amused, too?  Do the jumpy frames drive you crazy? Are the languages and the tones bewildering? Do the mixed, contrasty sounds feel ridiculously unreasonable, or even surreal?  When the image … Continue reading

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China Fashion Downward

I’d like to share with you my photo project China Fashion Downward, which I started in 2012. This is part of a book project called China Fashion Downward, a small window to look into modern China. I believe that by … Continue reading

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I want to be like a lotus 我想做荷一样的女人

I want to be a woman like a lotus. It is pretty when young, beautiful when grown, elegant when old. Even its death is graceful. We have a lot of poems dedicated to it. Lotus is of great value, too. … Continue reading

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贵州山好水好人也好

Went to Guizhou for almost a week from May 15. Nice place. Nice people. 5月中去了趟贵州。五天的时间,跑的地方不多,只去了贵阳、青岩、高坡乡和黄果树。贵州山好水好人也好。

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a heart found in the park

when every one leaves the park, I go in, roaming till it’s dark, only to find a heart. Alas, it is not my part, nor a target for me to dart.

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麦当劳把垃圾丢给我们的胃,我们把垃圾丢给地球McDonald’s feed some junk food, some feed our earth trash

终于又去大夫山骑车了。天气很舒服,山林很美丽,听着音乐骑着车子。我觉得很幸福。可是,不多久,我就看到林间被垃圾点缀。觉得有点愤怒。那些人知道来大夫山享受-或者说消费 -自然,却不珍惜自然!下面的第一张图显然在讽刺我们:麦当劳把垃圾丢给我们的胃,我们把垃圾丢给地球!我们总批判麦当劳,是否也要反思一下呢? Finally I rode my bik to Mt. Dafu again. It was a beautiful day and it was such a pleasure to ride my bike through the woods, with music flying into my ears. However, it didn’t take long … Continue reading

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我的业余摄影 snaps as an amateure

我现在可算是业余摄影师了。虽然工作上偶尔有拍摄的机会,但真正拍摄的时间基本都是业余时间。上周去北京出差,抽空去了趟798。这个已华丽转身为艺术社区的工厂依旧让人失望,是个四不像。在冷秋的下午转了一圈,没看到很多我喜欢的艺术品,却看到很多商店,出售旅游纪念品,还看到许多用人长枪大炮拍“到此一游”的照片,还有不少人挺二地搔首弄姿,甚至有人在那儿拍婚纱照。冷天里穿着婚纱,真不能理解那些女人,虽然我自己也是女人。总之,那里的景象勾不起的我拍摄欲望。我挎着摄影包走进一个又一个空荡荡的展厅,一次又一次无聊地迈出它们的门槛。整个下午只拍了几张照片。不过,我现在有点懊悔没有拍那个在冷天里穿婚纱的女人。

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continue to play with pin hole 继续玩针孔

Pin hole images from today. Love the lotus pond. Love the girl’s purple umbrella and bike. Love the little girl running by the pond - she reminds me of my own childhood. They all tell their stories in their own … Continue reading

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dance marks 舞迹

上周去了一个正在开发的创意园,在火车站附近。那儿有一个鱼空间。鱼空间里在表演舞蹈,主题与茶相关。其中一个节目是即兴起舞。我去晚了,没赶上,但看到了舞者留下的舞迹。 I went to a studio-tea house last weekend. It is called Fish Space, part of a creative community that was once a beer factory. The marks I captured were left by dancers.

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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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