Waterside

 

This set of black and white images was taken early in Hangzhou, 2013. They feel not so much like typical impressions of this ancient city. Because of the circumstances, it is not the touristy old town but Qiantang River, and because of the unrecognisable difference between what was then and what is now of this place. From what I could reckon, it only takes less than five years to transform this rural area into another booming CBD. If these abandoned fishing boats could think, they might feel confused as they face an entirely different city across the river every year. This is a new age of speed and changing values, an age where these old fishing boats¬†don’t quite fit in.

I choose this location by the riverside as an example of the dynamic between artificial and the natural world, as well as a total absence of humanity by accumulating time.

2012-2014, Hangzhou

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