I have been living in Dalian for 7 years. In general, the city is very comfortable for living; it has good climate and friendly people. There is no need to get used to something new around here. This place makes ones who is naive into a confident person with own temper. At last Dalian makes you fall in love with it, and you will not be able to imagine yourself in another place, so u will feel uncomfortable everywhere except here.
Staying in that comfort zone for so long, I was in some sort of uncertainty. Back at that time, I followed the direction I thought I wanted to go in my life. Following this very direction, out of the blue, I realized different opportunities, which put me into a doubt I was right or wrong. There is one Chinese idiom, which describes very well my mood during that period: “Hope for better, but get prepared for worth”. However, everything was too simple and quite comfortable that caused some state of fear. I am the person who is terribly scared to live a routine life, in another word, “if today is like a yesterday it is just wasted”. That’s the reason I will try my best to learn more, at least trying to nibble at something new or on the contrary learn as much as possible. In fact, it is not only because of my passion to learn, no, but facing the fear that one day will be the last one for you, when u have to leave this world. When this very day comes at last, you will realize that a good number of things, which could be done by you, didn’t come true.
The reason for my passion to shoot is deep in my nature. I love the process of pushing the button and imprinting moments of somebody’s life. Every time trying to use new foreshortening of unknown places or some strangers I get inspired. To be honest, if I was concentrated only on shooting good pictures I would rather quit it. I do believe, that the photo can tell us much more than the words. One photo can enlighten the entire world, the life totally different from ours. As a famous photographer, Ansel Adams said once: “We do not just shoot photos; we transfer through each photo what kind of books we read, what movies we watched what music we tend to listen, which path we took and who we loved.
Those people, who know me quite well used to say I am good at shooting females. I prefer to shoot girls without any fake lashes and color contact lenses, without all that tinsel, their eyes look like gimlets. Most of the girls are so flabbergasted when they look at the screen of my camera and see how incredibly beautiful they are, they find themselves hardly believing in their beauty. In fact, each woman in peace and harmony looks unbelievably gorgeous. However, in daily life women don’t notice their charm. I am trying to capture the charm they have but have not found. Regarding the shooting process itself, I don’t stick to any determined rules in order to succeed in shooting, I have to understand and be able to see inner world of each woman. Beautiful pictures come out not because of the Photoshop or good photo equipment, but as a result of deeper and fuller understanding of a person. Especially while working with females, you have to take your time to feel her and pay attention to details. Chinese girls have mystifying charm. Through the photo taken with the proper light there is the possibility to catch outrageous color of skin, to capture the mood in her glance to find in her body curves those feelings which she keeps in a secret.
It is well known that nowadays people like to make selfie, using Photoshop, fixing their skin color and making their face thinner. Does it really work out? Following the trends, we tend to forget what real beauty is. While correcting our look we are losing ourselves. There is no need to wear bright make-up and put on something brand to, have clean and clear skin with a red lipstick on your lips is enough to look naturally gorgeous.
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