China Red

I was at the 1st Guangzhou photo biennale during my first week in China in 2005. I was helping Alain Jullien – curator of the biennale – in installing the shows. I then realized how unconscious I had been to quit my white collar job in Paris to become a photographer. I had no experience ! Looking at those amazing photographs on the wall, I saw the gap between my ‘poor travel snapshots’ and the good work of established photographers… So i could not shoot any photos at all for a few days. I felt stuck. And one day, i could not stand anymore this frustration. I saw red! So i went on the streets of Guangzhou and shot everything RED i could find. It was a kind of rebellion against myself.

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2 Comments

  1. Marc

    I remember doing the same with the color Yellow in Lille mon ami!

  2. It’s good to see someone thninikg it through.

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