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landscape in the rain 雨中的风景

I dozed off while listening to The Beautiful Country, really half dreaming in the music, when I heard raindrops beating the bus window. I opened my eyes and fell into a dream-like tropical landscape. I was glad I was on … Continue reading

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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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temple in a tiny hole

It’s been a long while since I last posted any images to my blog. Life is ironic. Six years ago, I gave up my Ph.D. and a scholarship to become a professional photographer, also a starving one. Now in order … Continue reading

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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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A Winter Day in Baitian “陋室铭”

On a gloomy winter day in 2009, I visited Huanru Chen and Lanjiao Huang, who live in a dingy 10×12 room in a village in Guangdong, the richest province in South China. Though I knew about them, I was still … Continue reading

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puzhu-holga-2

More holga snaps of Puzhu Village.

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