“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange
On a bright and peaceful evening, while taking a walk along the quiet shore. I came to these lovely boats. Resting by the bay, under the open blue skies and overlooking the great horizon.
Recently I took a trip to the Samui Island of Thai for a short retreat. The days were sunny and warm as compared to the chilling late autumn here. The colours of the blue sky, green palms and reflections of the sea was just fascinating. I’ve took a series of photograph with the hope of creating my second folio series call “The Painted Sky II, Koh Samui”.
This series should be completing anytime soon and I am looking forward of sharing the photos here on this blog. Included with a short poem and story. Anyway, while waiting for the series to be completed, here’s two picture I would like to share with you. Enjoy!
After a successful event, here’s some photos of the art fair from two weeks ago at the Photo Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles. The event started with a lively evening atmosphere of music, DJ with wine and champagne. The place was almost packed with people visiting from all over the place with press and media. It was a 3 days event through out the weekend while another exhibition was going on across at Paramount Studios for the Paris Photo. Below are some photographs taken of the fair.
IN COLOR, you feel the warmth of the autumn trees, the breeze of water rushing along the stream.
You feel the richness and quality of the scene.
And you thought to yourself, Wow…how breathtaking the creation can be.
IN BLACK & WHITE, you see the simplicity of life in the nature world.
You feel the atmosphere and mood of the landscape.
All of sudden, you notice the presence of texture, line and shadow.
…and which inspires you the most?
Here is the continuous series of the dreamy landscape that I have created back in Inner Mongolia. The Aershan National Park is located right above the volcanic landform. This provide rich nutrient in the soil, which explain why the area is covered with healthy vegetation and plants. The trees are tall and landform is unique. There are many attractive scenic spots spreading across the National Park. I manage to cover a few of these area during my short stay for the photo shoot.
One think I like about these images is that they resemble the look of impressionism art. Which feels like painting rather than photograph, and this is also why I am attracted to the texture and colour in detail.
I had an opportunity to visit the land of Inner Mongolia this autumn. It was the times of the year where beautiful landscape can be seen painted in yellow color. The flight took me a total of about 5 hours from the city of Shanghai to Aershan National Park. This has been an exciting trip that I had been looking forward to since the past few weeks. But finally, the day has come to create ART in the outdoor!
The land of Mongolia is just truly magnificent. The air is fresh and the land is just welcoming. The local are very friendly and they live a very simple life. Mostly farmer and shepherds of sheep and cow. Since the land is open, I could just take my time to explore around the village and hills nearby.
In this series of photographs below, my idea is to create a dream-like feeling atmosphere of the autumn scenery. Capturing the light and celebrating the uniqueness of the golden setting. I hope you will be inspired by the images below, feel free to drop a few words about how you feel. Enjoy!