CHINA

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I recently went to China for the first time in my life, and during my trip I had very strong impressions. The ancient history can be still felt in the streets, in the people's habits (which have not been too westernized yet), but the country is changing fast. Old buildings are tore down and new ones are built at incredible speed. You get the impression that what you see now will be completely different in 5 years.
This juxtaposition of old and new creates interesting contrasts, sometimes even harmonies, and I felt very fascinated by this constant flow of things.

When I was there I tried to point my camera to the small side details of everyday life, with curiosity and without preconceptions. I tried to look at things that one might not even notice while walking on the streets and that probably won't be there much longer.

Before I started shooting, I had no idea of what the pictures should turn out. When I was there I did not look for anything specific to shoot. I just went with the flow, allowing impressions and images to struck me.
 

 
 
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Photography & Words
Stefan Giftthaler