I am back home, China, after three weeks of business trips, spending my time to kill polar bear with plane generated CO2 and intergalactic consultant bullshit brain heat. This gives me finally the time to finish this post, the latest in the “discoveries” series. In fact, I have hundreds of unpublished photographs; I have selected the one closest to the previous shadowgraphy post. Thus, this selection is again colourful, again an attempt to work with both the very specific colours and textures of Chinese winter while exploring the Chinese lights in the Jiangsu delta.
It was in Jinxi, at the end of the shooting session of the series Winter lights in Jinxi, I found a but nice tea house near the small lake surrounded by the old town. The sun was soft, warm and comfortable, I had a great time taking some notes and enjoying a locally made gui hua tea. It would have been a normal day without my encounter with Mr Wu…
Thirteen years after my first footstep in Beijing, I have finally been to Hong-Kong. To make it short, I have no doubt this is one of the place that are in the category “must see” in one’s life. But in my case, waiting such long time was in fact waiting for the right time. I […]
茅山 (Mao Shan) is one of the key place in the history of Taoism (See wikipedia) The mountain has been famous in Taoism history starting from 153BC. Most of the historical temples have been destroyed. On the top the main temple, rebuilt and renewed is still well known a place for prayer. […]
2011, during chinese new year break, I escaped the sleepy Shanghai for a day in Jinxi and nearby. This is a small and ancient city on the side of one of the numerous lakes of the Yangse delta. I spent the day exploring the small streets of the old town, chatting with the locals and […]
Helped by a bit of oriental inspiration, it’s not hard to imagine that in the early days of Shanghai, the city, the villages and towns around had plenty of teahouses, not the fancy one with exquisite furnitures, quiet and delicate service but the noisy ones. In the winter of Shanghai, 2010, few of these […]