I saw myself in this boy. His fascination with the toy was priceless to me. That was my starting point and foundation in a life of creativity. Whenever I felt I’ve reached saturation, this is the point I return to. May I never lose that wonder at the simplest things and having fun. There lies the magic to create.
Portrait of a street vendor in He Fang Jie Street, Hangzhou. This cowboy gentleman is a costume photographer. I’m inspired by him making a mark on the street. To me, he’s making a life more than a living.
There’s a saying, “Heaven above, Hangzhou below”. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Hangzhou’s many breathtaking scenes under the sun. But I did encounter many people under her shades. I concur with the saying. Paradise should be defined by the people, not the place.
In Hangzhou, it’s disrespectful to address the one who commands the wheels of a coach as “driver”. The level of skill needed to navigate a vehicle of this magnitude through many narrow lanes gives such a man the right to be called a “shifu”. His secret lies in resting. No exception even for a master.