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 In fact, I have hundreds of unpublished photographs; I have selected the one closest to the previous shadowgraphy post.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…
This post the follow-up on my last one in the discoveries series which was about the new art zone of Changzhou called “Channel 5”.
Blessed by the horizontal rays of sun of that cold winter afternoon, I crossed the bridge and walked an hour in the district along the channel 5. Winter lights in China can be quite interesting; when the cities are not covered by an heavy and unidentified smog, people are enjoying the warm sun outside and they try to dry whatever they can, from shoes to radish.
This is a post about the new art zone of Changzhou built in a former industrial zone near the channel number 5. It was the end of the day, a Sunday, in December. The lights were beautiful, and the shadows not so deep. I tried to capture the weirdness and the beauty of this empty place in colors…
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. […]
The same day as the previous post, I used also a few rolls of colour film to catch the vintage atmosphere of the oldest streets of the town. Some areas are very interesting because they mix warm tones of the wood with flshy colours partly vanishing under the strong sun of summer. In winter, […]