Visual Arts

A View of a Leaf in its "Golden Years" - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

Some of you may already know that I have a crazy obsession/appreciation with lives that have passed their, in common views, "prime time" (see here and here).  This explains my collection of dry leaves, tree barks and flowers that's fallen from their stems.  While majority (if not all) of the world celebrates the birth of a baby, and new growth on a tree, I also appreciate that, with scars, bumps and bruises, a more mature life has a lot more stories to share with a much calmer demeanor.

Take this leaf for example, how do you define its "prime time"?  Had it not for the textures that come with the passing of time and the gifts of elements, would it have captured the light in such an interesting and beautiful way?  Maybe now is its best time? ;-)

Celebrate who (the heck) you are, every day of your life!  Let me know if you need help see the beauty you hold.

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A-leaf-in-its-"golden-years"-jean-huang-photography-copyright-jean-huang-photography

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My Contest Entry with see.me - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

I feel guilty, guilty for not staying up to date with my postings here.

I won't even try to find an excuse.  What happened is that, in my already packed schedule, I found time to enter a contest, one that celebrates the power of images.  I thought it would be a great idea to show-case the variety of images made in our travels, with people going about their lives in the back-drops of their own environment.  It's been my long-time belief that people are part of the scenery.  I know how to make landscape photography.  In fact, I've done quite a lot in my travels.  And if you have people in your images, that's like putting seasoning in an already great dish. :-)

Here's a screen-shot of my entries.  Click on it and feel free to share via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and/or email (links on the top right corner of the page).  Once I get 1,000 votes, you could be going to New York city with me.  No joking!

Before I let you go, what's the first thing that you see once entering the page?  Put it in the comment below.

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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

Please click on the links to see my other fine art photography (here and here) and travel photography.  And to reach me, you can find me here.