5 Reflections of His Time Living in China with Jack:
1) People talk about big cities like Shanghai and cultural relics like the Terracotta Warriors, but my favorite things to photograph were two of China's big national parks: Zhangjiajie and Jiuzhaigou. The former is often referenced as an inspiration for the landscapes in the movie Avatar.
2) One of the coolest things about China's cityscapes is that they're playgrounds for neofuturist architecture. So, buildings look like the future we saw in movies when we were kids -- and feeling like you're walking around in the future is super fun.
3) The rapid rate of change allows for some pretty dramatic juxtapositions of old and new. Downtown Guangzhou is swallowing up a village that predates the city itself.
4) Chinese architecture, even when it's thoroughly modern, turns very colorful at night. One specific example of this is Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai, and I love that it looks like a race track from Mario Kart.
5) One of the photos that makes me most reflective about my time in China is the one I took in a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy (HERE). These photos are special to me because, even though I don't really use or buy into TCM myself, it reminds me of Chinese cultural features that aren't as obvious and external that nevertheless became a part of me after living there for half a decade.
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