The Master at his Desk

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A master calligrapher, preparing his writing brush in his second-floor studio. Master Weng, a former teacher of Chinese literature, has been executing calligraphic work for almost eighty years. Even now, at the age of ninety three, he still produces several pieces a day. In this short visit to his studio, he completed five large-scale pieces in under five minutes, writing at a speed that would put men two generations younger than him to shame.

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  1. mikescottnz 71 months ago | reply

    Fantastic .It reminds me of medieval or Celtic scribes bent over manuscripts.

  2. Lens-through View 66 months ago | reply

    Rembrandt couldn't have done it better! Stunning!

  3. guy.p 65 months ago | reply

    fantastic picture.

  4. Malayrish 63 months ago | reply

    congratulations on the Nat Geo win ;)

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  6. kh_sln 58 months ago | reply

    wow, very very very GOOD!

  7. t§Øl€® 56 months ago | reply

    I just saw this photo on the National Geographic website and remembered faving and commenting on it months ago and I wanted to say congrats for the win! This is still one of my faves among my faves!

  8. Qiuye Once Daughter 55 months ago | reply

    i love all ur pics. they are like Paintings

  9. arnd Dewald 55 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, I also love the negative space around it.

  10. Dr. Kimble 55 months ago | reply

    I would not have the picture cropped. It's perfect as it is.

  11. Joan Seculi 54 months ago | reply

    all this portrait serie is fantastic!

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  13. Rajib K Dhar 50 months ago | reply

    Great & Great

  14. Jonathan Kos-Read 40 months ago | reply

    Terrible crop suggestion in the note. Great pic.

  15. би╲хром 40 months ago | reply

    rembrantian portrait

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