I photographed many faces during my 2 weeks stay in Nepal. Today, although almost 1 year later when I’m writing this last post of Nepal, I’m still very much amazed and captivated by the way they looked at my camera. Their raw, unguarded expression are just timeless. To look great doesn’t have to be so [...]
I’m started to feel weary on my 6th day in Nepal. The past few days was hectic. I went ahead of my schedule. I suppose to stay in the relaxing Pokhara for a couple of days but I ended up staying only 1 day over there, and another day in Patan after that. 3 days [...]
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I spent days wandering in the maze of Kathmandu. The air was dry and dusty, awfully bad for my nose. Then there was the noise, coming from Durbar Square, the heart of Kathmandu, where the merchants all busy making deals, the tourists snapping photos, and the ordinary folks taking sunbath amid the freezing temperature. This [...]
I just enjoy taking portraits of them – these people on the streets of Kathmandu, the ordinary folks – always ready for a picture of them being taken. No makeup, no preparation, nothing to hide. Namaste! (literally means “I bow to the divine in you”) and they are set for you to take the shot. They [...]
You ask me why I say I want to fight and want to strive You ask me why I say this moment is better than forever lies You ask me why I say please don’t dream under the bright day light You ask me why I say bread and butter-won’t ever-fly You ask me why I say [...]
没有你, 路怎么走? 爸走了, 都快三年. 看见这张照片, 我想起了爸, 也想起了妈. 夫妻厮守了大半生, 其中一方的离去, 对另一半来说, 何止是心理的打击而已. 以后的路要怎么走, 该怎么办? 这些无助, 彷徨与恐惧, 哪里是我们这些做孩子可以理解与感受的. 我妈妈虽是一位强悍的女人, 可是每当她想念或提起爸的时候, 总是眼泛泪光. 可是她从不在我们面前落泪, 我更不曾看见她哭泣过. 再过不久, 我们就要搬迁了, 妈也被逼要学开车, 以便以后可以自行上班. 妈虽然二, 三十年前就领了驾驶执照, 可是自那时起就不曾握过驾驶盘. 爸还在的时候, 这份差事, 妈根本就不必操心. 平时上下班, 都是爸负责接送的. 妈是一名聪明的女人, 有些事, 她认为该留给男人去做的, 就让男人去做吧! 从使有些事自己能够做得很好, 也不会争着去办. 妈深知男人想要娶的, 不是喜欢与自己竞争的女人, 而是让男人觉得自己尽了做男人本份的女人. 你可以说这种想法很老套, 很大男人. 可是, 这无疑是两性相处的生活智慧. 这几年, 我看妈如何调适一个人生活, 勇敢的面对未来, 不禁心生敬佩. 在迫近退休年龄的时候重握驾驶盘, 是需要勇气的. 虽然我们几兄弟都很替她担心, 可是我们都以她为荣. 我会告诉爸, 前面的路, 我们会陪妈走下去的.
(Xi’an, China) Many old folks in China, who survived the Cultural Revolution, see themselves unable to fit into the modern world. Bell Tower and Drum Tower, stand awkwardly with rows and rows of shopping malls in the center of Xi’an City. Starbucks, McDonalds, and all the mega-sized advertisement boards which show the latest fashion and [...]