You gain it when you enter the courtyards of the Forbidden City. You learn it when you exchange a smile with a stranger. You taste it with the first savor of hot-pot broth. And you breath it when you stand on the peaks of the Great Wall, with the rest of the world at your feet.
China is a place of perspective. It’s lands and people are vastly different from one corner to another – each with unique, colorful and rich cultural nuances that distinguish them in an ever-shifting dance of landscapes. Each encounter here, no matter how brief or how feint, stain memories with color than deepen in saturated hues. China itself is that shifting prism, changing its look, pigment, and sentiment with each second of exposure.
I recently spent 9 days in China visiting Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. This is the visual story of my experiences while visiting these diverse and dynamic cities. My advice: when watching, put on a pair of headphones and open it up full screen to enjoy the full experience. Enjoy!
Shot on a Canon 7D, and color graded with Red Giant Colorista and Mojo.
Music: “Solace” by Aether.