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contrast on the road,路上的反差

(注:中文在英文下面) Sunday, I felt dizzy from reading while taking a bus to Guangzhou. So I looked out of the window and enjoyed a moving image of the green mountains, dotted by small villages. That was a soothing image. Monday, I … Continue reading

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路上,家,母亲的笑 on the road, home,mom’s laughter

(Note: English text below Chinese.) 在中国,尤其是在广州,人满为患。在地铁和公交车里,很少能坐着。从车外往里看,人们很无奈地挤着。广州的公交车和地铁总让我想起市场里的鸡笼。这个画面从我二十多年前第一次去广州的时候起,就一直贴在我脑海里。过了那么多年,广州已经很现代化了——用我那些发达资本主义国家的朋友们的话说,广州比他们的美国城市还现代,但公交车=鸡笼的画面仍牢牢贴在我的脑海里。 元旦那天,我和波、群挤地铁从员村到芳村,然后在芳村转挤公共汽车,到佛山探望群的父母,去吃大盘鸡,还有新疆面条。群的父母是朴实、善良的人,并且好客。所以,挤一个多小时的车很值得。可是,我仍然很想念开车到处乱逛的日子。那种自由,在中国,似乎可望不可及。 多年没去芳村,发现原本荒凉的地段如今也热闹了,还有些杂乱。街头到处是摆地摊的。那些人自称来自西藏,专卖野生动物的骨、角、爪子等。我看见几个老虎爪子,巨大而张狂。也不知道那些东西是不是真的。希望不是的。不然,我们的稀有动物就更稀少了。 路上还遇到一个老人,神情有些古怪。我拍了一张他的照片,然后谢谢他。他盯着我,有审视的意思。今天,我看他的照片,忽然觉得他有点哲人的味道。 前天终于又回老家河源去。妹妹也带了孩子回娘家来。我那敏感又可爱的小外甥女教她的外公、外婆玩一个手机游戏:一只学舌猫,阴阳怪调地重复我们说的每一句话。这个简单又好玩的游戏充分暴露了我母亲的儿童本性。她不断地咯咯大笑,笑得喘不过气来,仍没能忍住笑。原本被学舌猫引得发笑的外甥女于是发现她的外婆原来比学舌猫更好笑。 For those who always criticize China’s one-child policy, I suggest they come to live in China and live a life like most Chinese citizens, who have to squeeze into a … 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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New York snapshots

A few snapshots from New York weeks ago, which I almost forgot. 几张在纽约拍的散图,要不是昨日整理图片,都忘了它们了。 骑自行车去MoMa时,路过这个餐馆,被里头的红、黑二色吸引,就走进去和人家瞎聊一会儿。Riding a bike past this restaurant, I was struck by the red and black in it, thus went in to take a look. 每次坐地铁,都不能把眼睛从墙上的画面拉走。I can never take … Continue reading

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romance on the street 街头的浪漫

I found this image while digging some folders of images from a 2009 trip to Scotland. 09年,苏格兰爱丁堡街头的浪漫。 More street snapshots here: “Scotland – street scenes – Images by xiaomei chen

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