For anyone who knows me will know that my love of photographing people comes from my love of documenting my travels and the people I see and meet along the way.
China is a fascinating country, holding on to its history, as skyscrapers come up around it. People move so fast and speak so fast too! This state of hurry sure put my shutter skills to the test. If you look a little closer you can find a slower (ok a little slower) China. There are beautiful gardens where hundreds of people come together to dance for the sheer love of it. In restaurants food arrives in sharing bolls, opening up conversation and interaction. I can understand these important moments when you live in a “small town” of 5 million people.
I am guilty of thinking of China as one big city. However its landscapes blow me away. With mountains formed of lime stone standing proudly along the river Lie, to working rice fields slotted into the hill sides up in the clouds.
China is not a worry free destination. English is not common, the internet can be frustrating, but it can be great to unplug! Things move fast and the food is not the kind of Chinese I am use to. But if you want a real adventure and experience a different way of life, then I highly recommend China.