Shanghai

Do you See what I see - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

I love traveling on water surface, especially when it's the dark mirrors in the Peruvian Amazon that reflect everything they see, only to be disturbed by the passing canoe, or skiff in our case.  

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Dance-of-Tree-Reflection-Amazon-Natural-Park-Amazon-Peru-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Who knew, the swaying reflections in the Amazonas made me reminisce one certain image that I made in Tianzifang (田子坊), Shanghai years ago?  Oh, that graceful glide through the balmy spring air, only to be finished by a flick in the corner of the qipao dress (旗袍).  

Do you see what I see? 

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Qipao-Movement-TianZiFang-Shanghai-China-Copyright-Jean-Huang-PHotography

Tianzifang (田子坊), Shanghai, Where Fusion Happens - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

My photography evolves over time.  Sometimes it's the mood; sometimes it's the composition; it could be the interest of subjects and it could be the color tones (like how I recently started processing some images into black & white)...

That's why it's interesting to see my heart skip a beat when I saw this image that I made 3 years ago in Tianzifang (田子坊),  Shanghai and never had a chance to post.  I guess some things never change.  It's the longing for the reminiscent of the past, the things that show evidence of age, the things that we "modern" people demolish and so-ever-clumsily try to reconstruct with no success ...

Yes, heart is a tricky place to reach, let alone understand completely.  And yet, I choose to listen to my heart.

Alley in Tianzifan (田子坊), Shanghai - ©Jean Huang Photography

Alley in Tianzifan (田子坊), Shanghai - ©Jean Huang Photography

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