Street photography is not just a sharp triggering of the shutter to shape the outside world in the form of light and shadow. It is simultaneously a curious observation and emotional perception of what’s happening in the ordinary streets at any moment when unpredictable dramas and realities are actually taking place.
As for Shanghai, I have lived here for over 9 years. I always try to explore the urban city and residential lanes that are hidden and unknown to me, and contemplate my emotional attachment to the city.
Street photography not only enables me to create a documentary view of the unique Shanghai street and the culture behind it, but also reveals the extraordinary and metaphorical aspect of Shanghai ¨an invisible theatre¯ of mystery, drama and nostalgia.
Sometimes I had a feeling that what drew me to taking photographs was a mood of nostalgia. When I was walking the streets I tried to capture the ephemeral and dramatic realities and reconstruct them into a new and multilayered world, the paradise of my lost memories.