山水 - Interface/Interference
"山水(Shan shui)" means the traditional Chinese paintings portraying the natural landscape. But most of the landscape was originated from the painters’ imagination. In other words, "山水" was the amalgam of nature and humanity, or existence and imagery.
This project mainly deals with the interface between civilization and nature, or the interference with each other. Sometimes a picture shows a harmonious balance of them, and sometimes the opposite. Half of the pictures have been taking in Kyoto because the ancient capital of Japan is surrounded by mountains and the rivers flow trough the center of the city. In here, nature in itself is just nature with humanities. Besides, this old and big city has the various interfaces in it, that is, between culture and nature, between the present and the past, between innovation and tradition… In the sense, I try to show you another "山水" which represents various dimensions bordering on and interfering with one another. So here you can see the amalgam of various dimensions, mainly around nature in the city.
It’s an ongoing project and even now I don’t know where it goes. But anyway, I hope it'll be a turning point in my photography, which has treated of street scenes since the beginning. In short I’m also in the very interface between my past and my future. I’m looking for different resources of photographic energy through the project.
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